A Proletarian Classics? The relationship between ancient Greek and Roman culture and world communism from 1917

Hosted by the University of St Andrews with short panels and discussion sessions held online over the weekend of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021. Associated institutions: Classical Reception Studies Network, University of Ljubljana and the Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw.

Programme (all times are BST)
Saturday 23 October
10am to 10.15am: Welcome
Henry Stead, Elzbieta Olechowska and David Movrin

10.15am to 11.30am: The Ancient Proletarian Hero
Scott Lyall, Miryana Dimitrova, Oleksii Rudenko and Caitie Bugler (Chair)

2pm to 3.15pm: Classicists and Communism in and beyond the Soviet bloc
Elzbieta Olechowska, David Movrin, Emilo Zucchetti and Michael Carroll (Chair)

3.30pm to 5pm: Greek Tragedy and the Left
Natasha Remoundou, Claudio Sansone, Gloria Larini and Giovanna Di Martino (Chair)

Sunday 24 October
10.15am to 11.30am: Leftist Ancient History
Eivind Seland, Vittorio Saldutti, Anton Baryshnikov and Jon Hesk (Chair)

2pm to 3pm: Animating the past, classicising the future
Barbara Goff, Hanna Paulouskaya and Rhiannon Easterbrook (Chair)

3.30pm to 4.20pm: Round table – Future Directions
Edith Hall, Gregory Lee, Neville Morley with David Movrin and Henry Stead (Chairs)

This workshop will take place virtually via Microsoft Teams. To register, please email classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk by Wednesday 20 October 2021.

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