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CRSN workshop: Tradition or reception?

Announcing a workshop to be held at the Institute of Classical Studies, London, 2 pm, 1 May 2015

What are the differences between classical ‘tradition’ and ‘reception’, and why has the latter become the generally preferred rubric? Recent work has revisited what was more than just a shift in terms, with new but divergent conclusions. The Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) is inviting a small group of postgraduate students and early career researchers to participate in a discussion between two scholars engaged in this debate: Michael Silk, Professor of Classical and Comparative Literature at King’s College London and co-author (with Ingo Gildenhard and Rosemary Barrow) of The Classical Tradition: Art, Literature, Thought (2014), and Shane Butler, Professor of Latin at the University of Bristol and organiser of the conference Deep Classics (2014), subject also of his plenary address to the Classical Association this spring.

Short readings will be pre-circulated. The meeting will begin with some brief additional presentations, followed by open discussion.

The workshop will run from 2pm-5pm in room 246 of the ICS. If you would like to bring your own lunch and can be with us at 1 pm then do come then. Coffee and soft drinks provided.

Attendance is free but spaces are limited and registration is required. Priority will be given to PhD research students, but spaces are otherwise first come, first served. Thanks to the generosity of the Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition at the University of Bristol, a limited number of small travel bursaries are available. To register, please write to Julie Ackroyd,, stating whether you are a PhD student or an early career researcher; to apply for a travel bursary, please contact Julie stating the amount of your fare.