Looking Back, Looking Forward: Ancient Perspectives on the Past and the Future

2-3 июня 2015 г. в Лондоне пройдет конференция, посвященная представлениям о прошлом и будущем в древности.

Заявки на участие (тезисы доклада объёмом от 200 до 300 слов, информация об авторе и его научных интересах) принимаются до 20 марта 2015 г. по адресу: kclclassics@gmail.com.

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Following the success of the previous conference (2013), the Department of Classics, King’s College London is delighted to invite proposals for papers for its third Postgraduate Conference:

Looking Back, Looking Forward: Ancient Perspectives on the Past and the Future.

Kings College London, 2-3 June 2015

A preoccupation with the past, the future, and their relationship to the present is apparent in most cultures, including those of Classical Antiquity. This conference will deal with how Greeks and Romans perceived any aspect of their past, or imagined their future, from their historical or literary present, and how such retrospective/prospective stances affected the experience and interpretation of their own world.

Perspectives on the past and future can be tracked through a diverse range of subjects: from the structure of verbal tenses to funerary inscriptions, from prophecies to historical periodisations. We welcome papers dealing with any aspect of time and its perception in the ancient world, including but not limited to the following topics:

—        Ways in which the subjective or collective perception and description of time informs the narrative of prose and poetry.

—        The definition of historical past and future and the mutual projection of these dimensions onto each other.

—        Archaeological conceptualisations of the future and the past in the fine arts, architecture, and material culture.

—        Different understandings of time (e.g. linear or circular conceptions) and value judgements connected to these (e.g. ideas of progress or decline).

—        Ways in which ancient perspectives on past and future have influenced and shaped later perspectives on the subject.

By gathering doctoral students at all stages of research and with a wide range of interests, the conference hopes to stimulate productive dialogue on how our perspective on the Classical past must take into account the Classical past’s perspective on its own (past and future) development.

This year’s key-note speakers will be Dr Emily Pillinger (Lecturer in Latin Literature at King’s College London) and Professor Christopher Pelling (Regius Professor of Greek Christ Church, Oxford).

PhD students of ancient literature, history, philosophy or archaeology, from the UK and abroad, are invited to submit abstracts of 200 to 300 words, along with details of their affiliation, level of study and a brief description of their research interests, to kclclassics@gmail.comby 20 March 2015. Papers are limited to 20 minutes in length and will be followed by discussion.

Applicants will be notified of the outcome of their submission in April. A full programme of the Conference will be circulated by 20 April, when registration for attendance will also open. Please feel free to contact the Organising Committee with any questions.

The Conference Organising Committee:

Steven Cosnett

Giacomo Fedeli

Valeria Valotto

Rebecca Van Hove

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