AMPRAW conference 2014
On the 24th – 25th November 2014, the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW) took place in the University of London’s central library building Senate House. The conference welcomed over fifty delegates from the U.K, continental Europe and America to discuss issues related to the theme of authenticity in the reception of the ancient world.
Now in its fourth year, AMPRAW embraced for the first time reception scholarship from the fields of Neo-Latin, Renaissance and Early Modern studies. This important expansion of the AMPRAW series‘ already wide breadth of interest in all aspects of reception studies was made possible with the support of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Neo-Latin Studies (LBI), Innsbruck, Austria. The LBI sponsored an international panel focusing on issues of reception in Neo-Latin as well as a drinks reception for all the conference’s participants on the evening of the 24th.
Alongside these events, AMPRAW 2014 also featured a guest talk by award-winning author Geraldine McCaughrean, a keynote lecture by Dr. Nick Lowe, Royal Holloway, a roundtable discussion on issues of authenticity in the performance of Greek tragedy and epic with participants Professor Edith Hall, Dr. Helen Slaney, Dr. Antony Makrinos, and Rosanna Lowe, a guided visit to the British Museum, as well as a performance of the Bacchae by the By Jove Theatre Company. To look back at the conference’s programme and to hear more about AMPRAW 2015, visit the conference website: https://ampraw2014.wordpress.com/