The MCA’s Conference of Contemporary Research in Classics series is dedicated to showcasing ongoing or recently completed research in any field of Classics study, with a particular emphasis on the work of postgraduate students and early career scholars from around the world. The April 2024 Conference took place online between Thursday 18th and Saturday 20th April following the below programme.

To view the recordings of some of the presentations below, click on their title to be redirected to the YouTube videO:

Thursday 18th

17:30 – Registration

18:00 – Keynote Speech: Julian on Augustus and the Conversion to Philosophy

Dr Jeremy Swist

Watch the recording here

19:05 – The Representation of the Greek Mythological Divine on the Modern Yiddish Stage

Tikva Blaukopf Schein, Bar Ilan University

19:40 – Spectacular and Visual Scenes of Violence in Seneca’s Tragedies

Andreas Prasinos, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Friday 19th

17:00 – The Cult of Artemis in Thessalian Magnesia

Angelos Mefsout, University of Crete

17:45 – Chaos or Feminine Order? Violent Episodes of Greek Goddesses

Joana Pinto Salvador Costa, University of Lisbon

18:30 – Divine Pity: Mapping its Complexities in the Iliad

Gabriela Canazart, University of Sao Paolo/University of Edinburgh

19:15 – Pietas in Rome: Upholding Ethical Values for Gods, Family and Homeland

Laura Bevilacqua, University of Chicago

Saturday 20th (Morning Session)

09:00 – Female Writing, Female Memory: A Reading of Medea’s Power in the Heroides 12

Despoina Christou, University of Ioannina

09:45 – Constructing, Deconstructing and Faking Gender in Thesmophoriazusae

Sabira Hajdarevic and Doroteja Ivanec, University of Zadar

10:30 – Euripides’ Hippolytus and Phoenix in Aristophanes’ Anagyrus?

Effie Zagari, University of the Peloponnese

11:15 – The Reception of Ancient ‘Fragmentary’ Comedy in Plato: some Examples of Crates and Cratinus

Laura Luci, University of Genoa

12:00 – Committing Injustice Willingly in Plato’s Hippias Minor

Georgia Sermamoglou-Soulmaidi, University of Patras

Saturday 20th (Afternoon Session)

14:30 – The Civitas Batavorum: Assimilation and Discrepant Experience

Kristian Christiansen, Independent Scholar

15:15 – Caesar’s Memory at the Beginning of the Third Century

Antonio Romano, Le Mans University

16:00- Big Bad Wolf? Romulus and Remus on YouTube

Alyssa Goswell, Pascale LaRiviere and Kristen Raymond; Carleton University