Seen on the Classicists list:
The Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric (COR), Royal Holloway, University of
London, announces an international conference entitled From Antiphon to
Autocue: Speechwriting Ancient and Modern to take place at RHUL’s central
London venue in Bedford Square on 25 and 26 of April 2013.
Confirmed speakers include experts on ancient Greek and Roman logography
and oratory: Prof. Chris Carey (UCL), Prof. Mike Edwards (Lampeter), Prof.
Michael Gagarin (Texas), Prof. Catherine Steel (Glasgow). They will be
joined by an expert on modern media and communications, Prof. Andrew
Tolson (De Montfort), a modern historian specializing in Churchill’s
oratory, Professor Richard Toye (Exeter), and a modern speechwriter, Simon
We welcome proposals for papers on any aspect of speechwriting ancient,
medieval, or modern (30-40 mins. duration). Please send your proposal to
antiphon2autocue AT gmail.com by 31 January 2013 at the latest.