Authority and Contemporary Narratives about the Classics
School of History, Classics and Archaeology - Newcastle University
February 21-22, 2019




10:15-11:15 - Rebecca Futo Kennedy (Denison University, USA)

West is Best? “Western Civilization”, White Supremacism, and Classics in Popular Media


11:20-12:00 - Vanda Zajko (University of Bristol, UK)

Participatory Cultures and Contemporary Mythopoiesis


12:00-13:00 – lunch

13:00-13:40 - Juan Garcia Gonzalez (Newcastle University, UK)

The Syme–Yourcenar controversy about "Memoirs of Hadrian"

13:40-14:20 -  Cora Beth Knowles (Open University, UK)

The authority of sharing: postgraduate blogging in Classics

14:20-15:00 -  Catalina Popescu (Holland Hall, USA)

The New Agora? Online Communities and a New Rhetoric


15:00-15:30 - coffee break


15:30-16:10 - Ayelet Lushkov (University of Texas at Austin, USA)

Classical Literature and Contemporary Classics

16:10-16:30 - open debate





10:00-11:00 - Neville Morley (University of Exeter, UK)

'The society that separates its scholars from its keyboard warriors…’: tracking Thucydides on Twitter


11:20-12:00 - David García Dominguez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain)

The ruthless law of the jungle? Ideology, discourse, and the dangerous success of Realist views on Roman history


12:00-13:00 – lunch


13:00-14:00 - Juliana Bastos Marques (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil)

Is Livy a good Wikipedian? Authority and authorship in ancient historiography through the lens of contemporary anonymous writing


14:00-14:40 - Joanna Kenty (Radboud University, Netherlands)

Philology and Outreach

14:40-15:20 - Ivan Matijašić (Newcastle University, UK)

Artemidorus on Trial: A Papyrus between Philology, a Court of Justice and the Media


15:20-16:00 - closing remarks

CC-BY-SA 3.0 - 2019

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