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Ancient World and Modern Societies: How Classics help reshape our world - 06/10/2018, Reading (Engla


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The aim of this workshop is to bring together those interested in applying the lessons from antiquity in the modern world or inspired by how the ancient world has shaped modernity and has the potential to improve aspects of everyday life. Academics and practitioners of every discipline are invited to share their experiences and suggest new ways the classical world can benefit our society

FECHA / DATE/DATA : 06/10/2018

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: University of Reading (Reading, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Emma Aston ; Andreas Gavrielatos

INFO: e.m.m.aston@reading.ac.uk a.gavrielatos@reading.ac.uk

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: Gratis/free/gratuito


Se ruega enviar un email a /please contact /sono pregati di inviare una e-mail a Dr Andreas Gavrielatos (a.gavrielatos@reading.ac.uk)

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:


9:00 – 9:20 Registration


9:20 – 9:30 Introduction: Andreas Gavrielatos


9:30 – 10:05 Keynote Speaker: Susan Deacy (University of Roehampton)

Turning Classical myth into a turning opportunity for autistic children


10:05 – 11:20 Session 1


Re-Telling Antiquity as an Educative Experience in Elderly Care and in Prison: The Penelope Project (2009–2012) & Cesare deve morire (2012)

Penelope Kolovou (Universities of Bonn - Sorbonne-Paris-IV)

We Need to Talk about Epizelus: ‘PTSD’ and the Ancient World

Owen Rees (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Dramatherapy: “Ancient things remain in the ear”

Trish Thomas (Independent Scholar)


11:20 – 11:45 Coffee break


11:45 – 12:20 Keynote speaker: Gabriele Galluzzo (University of Exeter)

Ancient philosophy and modern life: different approaches


12:20 – 13:10 Session 2


Two Concepts of Heroism

David Hodgkinson (University of Oxford)

Reception: What's in it for us?

Paula James (Open University)


13:10 – 14:25 Lunch


14:25 – 15:40 Session 3


The Cyrus cylinder propaganda (*with the presentation of a historical archive film)

Mateen Arghandehpour (University College London)

The Axial Age of Ancient Greece and the Modern World

Athena Leoussi (University of Reading)

Urbanism, scale, and a break from the past

John William Hanson (University of Reading)


15:40 – 16:10 Coffee break


16:10 – 17:00 Session 4


New Old Values in Medical Ethics: The Case of Euthanasia

Michaela Senkova (University of Leicester)

Public perceptions of plagues in the Classical Tradition

James Cross (University College London)


17:00 – 17:30 Closing Remarks

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