​Antiquity and the History of Ideas in Eighteenth-Century Europe


This conference, hosted by University of Edinburgh and funded by the Royal Historical Society and the Classical Association, seeks to bring together scholars working in a variety of fields to encourage debate on eighteenth-century approaches to antiquity. In so doing it aims to shed light on a central intellectual preoccupation of Age of Enlightenment. 
The conference will take place in Martin Hall, New College, University of Edinburgh on 4 April 2016.
Register free online by 28 March 2016http://antiquity18thcentury.eventbrite.co.uk

09.00 – Registration
9.30 – 10.30 Panel 1 – Antiquity and Representation
·         Thomas Hopkinson (Lancaster) The ‘Nymphs’ of the Fountain of Arethusa and Representations of Classical Sicily in Travel Works c. 1770–1850
·         Nicole Cochrane (Hull) – Reception Theory and Material Culture in the Gentleman’s Sculpture Gallery
10.30 – 11.00 Coffee and Tea Break
11.00 – 12.00 Panel 2 – Antiquity and Revisionism
·         Marta Dieli (Independent) The Enlightenment and the Teaching of Ancient Greek Grammar in Greece
·         Alexander Jordan (Fondazione Luigi Einaudi, Turin) – Epicureanism and Stoicism beyond the Scottish Enlightenment: Thomas Carlyle as Critic of David Hume
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch
13.00-14.00 Panel 3 – Antiquity and Politics
·         Alan Montgomery (Birkbeck College, London) – “An all-grasping rapacious nation”: Celebrating the Rejection of Rome in Eighteenth-Century Scotland
·         Flora Champy (ENS Lyon – Rutgers) – Rousseau’s Rome: A Model or an Inspiration?
14.00 – 14.20 Coffee and Tea Break
14.20 – 15.50 Panel 4 – Antiquity and Religion
·         Anthony Ellis (Bern) – The Jealous God of Ancient Greece: Early-Modern and Enlightenment Theories on τ θεον φθονερόν, between Theology, Anthropology, and Classical Scholarship
·         Kelsey Jackson Williams (St Andrews) – Innovation and Heresy: Episcopalianism, Catholicism, and Antiquarianism in Enlightenment Scotland
·         Marco Duranti (Verona) – “I do not believe that any God is bad” (Eur. IT 391) – The Euripidean Premises for the Religious Message of Goethe’sIphigenie auf Tauris
15.50 – 16.10 Coffee and Tea Break
16.10-17.30 Keynote lecture
·         Anthony Ossa-Richardson (Southampton) – The Comedies of Plattus
17.30 – 18.30 Wine Reception
19.00 Dinner
Contact Info: 
The conference is organised by Felicity Loughlin and Alexandre Johnston of the University of Edinburgh.
For more information see our website: http://antiquity18thc.weebly.com
Contact Email:  antiquity18thc@gmail.com
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