CONF: Classics and the Classical in the Eighteenth Century

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

Classics and the Classical in the Eighteenth Century.

A Conference at King¹s College London
15-16 July 2010, The Conference Room, King¹s College London, The Strand.

Convenor: William Fitzgerald (William.fitzgerald AT

Presentations will include:

Michael Silk (King¹s College London) ³Classical, Neo-classical and Romantic:
The Point of No Return².

Paul Davis (University College London) ³Volcanic Classicism²

Jonathan Sacks (Concordia, Canada), ³The Time of Decline²

Joshua Billings (Oxford) ‘²Sophocles and the German Spirit’².

Katherine Harloe (Reading) ³Winckelmann¹s Early Reception and the Invention
of Altertumswissenschaft²

Matthew Bell (KCL) ³Goethe and the Classics²

Sebastian Matzner (KCL) ³The Collapse of a Classical Tradition? An
Archaeological Investigation into OThe End of Rhetoric¹ around 1800:
Gottsched, Kant, Schlegel².

Crystal Bennes (KCL) ³Lucan and Problems of Genre in 18th Century France².

Michael Hardy (KCL) and Katherine East (Royal Holloway) ³Ciceronian Rhetoric
in Georgian England²

Matthew Hiscock (UCL) ³Classics for the Radical Fringe: Republicans and
Dissenters at the end of the 18th century²

Suzanne Aspden (Oxford) Making Musical Classics in Eighteenth-Century London

Ismene Lada-Richards (KCL). ³Thinking with Ancient Pantomime in 18th century
England and France².

To register, please contact William Fitzgerald
(william.fitzgerald AT


Caroline Winter on ‘Ancient Rome and America’

I think we mentioned this recently, but this Stanford press release on the Ancient Rome and America exhibition includes a nice little Youtube video featuring Caroline Winterer talking about such things:

More text: Stanford scholar links Rome and America in Philadelphia exhibition |Stanford News.