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Date: 5th May 2021.
Our Professors are always up to something interesting and here are some exciting events that you can all join in with!
Prof. Amy Smith (Co-Head of Department and Curator of the Ure Museum) will be speaking to The Art of Fragments Network about Museums and the Heritage Sector here:
What do you get if you cross cutting edge research in the ancient world with creative talent?
Join us for this online series of events to find out.
Free but booking essential
The Art of Fragments network is pleased to host a series of panel discussions showcasing artistic projects inspired by academic ideas. For each session we’ll be beginning with a panel featuring artists and academics who have been involved in innovative projects inspired by fragmentation. This will be followed by a Q&A with a speaker with experience in the creative industry, who’ll be able to share their tips on how to make projects happen.
The projects featured are all inspired by fragments from the ancient world, and the form of fragmentation.
Session 1: Wednesday 12th May, 11am-1pm (UK time).
Museums and the heritage sector
Featuring poet Josephine Balmer, Dr Charlotte Parkyns (University of Notre Dame), Professor Amy Smith (University of Reading), Dr Sonya Nevin (Panoply Vase Animation Project)
Q&A with Sarah Golding (independent arts producer)
Session 2: Tuesday 18th May, 4pm-6pm (UK time).
Featuring novelist Yann Martel and poet Lesley Saunders
Q&A with Tom Chivers (Director of publisher and production company Penned in the Margins)
More details on the speakers and their projects can be found on the Eventbrite page. There will be opportunities for small-group informal discussion and networking between and after the sessions.
A third session is planned for the final week of May: details to follow (and will be published on the Eventbrite page).
The organisers would like to thank the British Academy for their kind support
Prof. Tim Duff (Greek History and Literature) will be speaking at the Academy of Athens about [Self-]Praise & [Self]-Blame in Ancient Literature here:
The Research Centre for Greek and Latin Literature of the Academy of Athens is delighted to invite you to the 6th online lecture of its 2020-2021 Seminar ([Self-]Praise & [Self]-Blame in Ancient Literature).
Timothy Duff (Professor of Greek, University of Reading), Praise and Blame in Plutarch’s Lives
Thursday, May 6, 5-7pm (EEST, Athens)
Plutarch’s Lives are famously moralistic. We might expect therefore that explicit narratorial praise and blame of the subjects would be common, and that readers would be left in no doubt as to the kind of lessons they should learn. In fact, things are a good deal more complicated. In this paper I will construct a typology of praise and blame in the Lives and explore the ways in which the text does or does not guide the audience’s response to the subjects of the Lives. I will argue that Plutarch constructs his readers not as passive recipients expecting instruction but as actively and critically engaged.
To receive the link to the Zoom meeting, please fill out the form here: https://bit.ly/2QUd2U2
For any questions please contact the organiser (firstname.lastname@example.org).