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UK Ancient Historians' Annual Meeting - 09-10/05/2020, Herts (England)


This is the prime opportunity for all ancient historians in the UK, whatever their specialism, and whether in post or retired, to meet, explore ideas, and exchange views, formally and informally. Early-career ancient historians and those recently appointed to posts are particularly encouraged to attend. The event is open both to those with university posts and to others at post-doctoral level.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 09-10/05/2020

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: The Holiday Inn, St. George’s Way, Stevenage (Herts, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Robin Osborne

INFO: ro225@cam.ac.uk

INSCRIPCIÓN/REGISTRATION/REGISTRAZIONE: ro225@cam.ac.uk

Fecha límite / deadline / scadenza: 29/04/2020

Residentes / residents / residenti: £110

No residentes / non-residents / non residenti: £25

PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:

Saturday 9 May


2.30 – 4.30 p.m. The future of publishing: Open Access publishing offers both an opportunity and a threat. To date emphasis in the UK has been on the threat because of actual and threatened imposition of Open Access publication requirements by Research Councils (notably now with Plan S) and by REF (with noises about OA requirements for monographs in the next REF). Most practising academics are carrying on as if nothing is happening, but is that sensible? What are the risks? What are the opportunities being missed? Rupert Gatti and Alessandra Tosi from Open Book Publishers (the most interesting of various OA publishing projects, publishing without charges to the author – including classical commentaries intended especially for A level candidates: see https://www.openbookpublishers.com/section/31/1), Neville Morley (Exeter) who advises CUCD on these matters, and Roger Brock (Leeds), former editor of JHS and Chair of the Publications Committee for the British School at Athens will offer their thoughts on what we could and should be doing.


4.30 Tea


5.00 – 7.00 pm Emma Nicholson (Exeter) ‘Woven History, Woven Lives: Polybios on Biography and Great Men’


7.45 pm Dinner


Sunday 10 May


9.30 – 12 noon (with a break for coffee) The History of Honour: Mirko Canevaro and Linda Rocchi from the Edinburgh Honour in Classical Greece project will talk about: 'Timē, Athenian citizenship and “falling short”’ and Identity, status, and 'dishonour': was atimia relevant only to citizens?’ respectively, and Valentina Arena (UCL) will talk about ‘Honour: a Roman perspective’.


12.00 – 12.30 Information exchange/business meeting.

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