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UCL 2011 Greek Play: Lysistrata

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The Department of Greek and Latin at University College, London, is delighted to invite you to our 2011 Greek play, Aristophanes’ Lysistrata, at the UCL Bloomsbury Theatre. The play will run from Tuesday 8th – Thursday 10th February with performances at 7.30 each evening, and a matinee at 2.30 on the Wednesday and Thursday. Bookings for the play can be made via the Bloomsbury Theatre website or box office (http://www.thebloomsbury.com/event/run/1520 or phone 020 7388 8822).

Our production of Lysistrata draws on all of the traditions of Greek comedy, especially its vigorous engagement with crucial political and social issues. Consequently, we are placing it in an innovative new setting – the Napoleonic Wars, and, more specifically, the Peninsular War. This is a unique interpretation of one of Aristophanes’ greatest works, and will provide a platform to promote discussion of ancient Greek comedy and its performance in modern times.

To complement the production, we are also pleased to advertise the following public talks by experts in ancient drama and its reception. Thanks to the generous support of the Institute for Classical Studies, all events are free of charge and open to all. At the time of writing we have spaces available for all the talks. Pre-booking for the talks is not compulsory, but if you are hoping to bring a large group it would be helpful if you could let us know, by emailing l.swift AT ucl.ac.uk directly. For more details of the play and public engagement programme, please see our website at http://www.ucl.ac.uk/GrandLat/classical-play.

Tuesday 8th February: 6:15pm, “How comedy discovered girls”. Dr Nick Lowe, Royal Holloway, University of London. Christopher Ingold Auditorium, 20 Gordon St

Wednesday 9th February: 1pm, “Lysistrata, wife, priestess, goddess”. Professor Edith Hall, Royal Holloway, University of London. Christopher Ingold Auditorium, 20 Gordon Street.

Thursday 10th February: 6pm, Public Talk: “Modern Lysistratas”. Dr Fiona Macintosh, University of Oxford. Lecture Theatre, Institute of Archaeology, Gordon Square.

CFP: Workshop on Ancient Carthage

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ANCIENT CARTHAGE: MODELS OF CULTURAL CONTACT

Invitation to a Workshop

‘RECEPTIONS OF CARTHAGE AND THE PHOENICIANS’

(Apologies for cross-posting)

SATURDAY, 19 FEBRUARY 2011
Ritson Room
Department of Classics & Ancient History
University of Durham
38 North Bailey
Durham DH1 3EU

To book, please send an email by Tuesday 15 February to:
carthage-conference AT hotmail.co.uk

10.30-11.00: Arrival and Coffee

Morning Session
11.00-11.15: Welcome
11.15-12.00: Mr George Azzopardi (Heritage Malta [Gozo] / Durham): ‘Common
concerns, shared cults: the worship of Tanit and Demeter in the Maltese islands’
12.00-12.30: Mr Alun Williams (Cardiff): ‘Britain, France, and Carthaginian
imperialism’

12.30-13.30: Free buffet lunch

Afternoon Session
13.30-14.15: Dr Clemence Schultze (Durham): ‘Lords of the World: national
characteristics in Victorian fictions of Carthage’
14.15-15.00: Dr Claire Stocks (Cambridge / Manchester): ‘The Hannibal
mythology and echoes of ancient Carthage in modern Tunisia’
15.00-15.45: M. Anthony Faroux (Artist in Residence, St Chad’s College,
Durham): ‘Bakkar Island 2010’ and ‘Bab al Ramaal’. These two films embody a
modern reception of the ancient site of Tripoli (Lebanon).

15.45-16.00: Tea
16.00-16.30: Concluding discussion

Dinner will be organised at a local restaurant for those wishing to join us.

We are most grateful for financial support from the Department of Classics
and Ancient History, from Durham University’s Centre for the Study of the
Ancient Mediterranean and Near East (CAMNE), and from the Centre for the
Study of the Classical Tradition (CSCT).

The second Durham workshop in the series ‘Ancient Carthage: Models of
Cultural Contact’ will take place on Saturday 21 May; the theme is ‘Nodes
and networks: the Phoenician-Punic diaspora’. A call for papers will go out
shortly.

CFP: Menander in Contexts

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INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE: MENANDER IN CONTEXTS

July 23-25, 2012

University of Nottingham, UK

It is now over a century since Menander made his first great step back from the shades with the publication of the Cairo codex, and over half a century since we were first able to read one of his plays virtually complete; since that time our knowledge of his work has been continually enhanced by further papyrus discoveries. This international conference is designed to examine and explore the Menander we know today in the light of the various literary, intellectual and social contexts in which they can be viewed – for example (this is not an exhaustive listing) in relation to

• the society, culture and politics of the post-Alexander decades

• the intellectual currents of the period

• literary precursors and intertexts, dramatic and other

• the reception of Menander, from his own time to ours

Papers (of no more than 30 minutes) are invited on any aspect of this theme.

The conference will be held at Derby Hall, on the University’s parkland campus just outside the historic city of Nottingham, a few days before the Olympic Games open in London.

Enquiries or abstracts (300-400 words; please state your institutional affiliation) should be sent, preferably by email, not later than 30 June 2011, to:
Prof. Alan H. Sommerstein
Department of Classics

University of Nottingham

University Park

Nottingham, UK

NG7 2RD

alan.sommerstein AT nottingham.ac.uk

CFP: West meets East: Contact and Interaction between India and the Mediterranean World from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity

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CALL FOR PAPERS

Colloquium – Monday, 20th June, 2011 – to be held in the History
Department of University College London.

West meets East: Contact and Interaction between India and the
Mediterranean World from the Hellenistic period to Late Antiquity.

Abstracts are invited from postgraduate students who would like to present
a paper related to any subject connected with relations between India and
the Mediterranean World. These include, but are not limited to:

Trade
Religious exchange, e.g., Early Christianity and/or Buddhism
Diplomacy
Medicine
Art

This colloquium will provide students with the opportunity to present and
discuss their research within the context of broader themes of contact
between East and West. The aim is to foster greater collaboration among
those studying under the umbrella of East-West relations.

Please submit an abstract of about 300 words, together with a working
title for your paper, to s.jansari AT ucl.ac.uk. The length of papers will be
c.20-30 minutes. The deadline for submissions is Monday, 14th February
2011.

Early registration would be appreciated because numbers are limited owing
to venue constraints.