Conference Alert: Exhibiting Antiquity

From the museum & society listserv:


18th/19th September 2008
Birkbeck, University of London

What place does the exhibited object have in the reception of classical antiquity?

What is at stake in acquiring such objects, in displaying them, in viewing them, in the museum and beyond? This two-day international conference (generously supported by the British Academy) will bring together those working on classical reception studies and English literature, as well as art historians, museologists, curators, archaeologists and intellectual historians to discuss the part played by the display of objects in the reception of the classical world from the eighteenth century to the present.

Confirmed speakers include: Elizabeth Prettejohn, Kenneth Lapatin, Caroline Vout, Athena Leoussi, Stefano-Maria Evangelista, Debbie Challis, Michael Hatt, Katherine Harloe, Alain Schnapp.

For further details and to make a booking, please see the conference website:

Organisers: Catharine Edwards, Kate Nichols, Luisa Calè


Katharine Edgar said…
I'm going to this, if anyone else is thinking of going and wants to travel down together.

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