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 November 2023 Conference is taking place online between Thursday 16th and Saturday 18th November following below programme.

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Thursday 16th

16:30 – Registration

17:00 – Keynote Speech: The State of Hellenistic States: New Approaches and Directions

Eduardo Garcia-Molina, University of Chicago

18:00 – Greek Gladiators: Adoption and Adaptation of Roman Spectacle in the East

Alexandra Sills, University of Leicester

18:45 – These People are on Fire: Emotions and Power in Plutarch’s Late-Republican Lives

Morena Deriu, University of Cagliari

Friday 17th November 2023

17:00 – The Cult of the Muses in Thespiai

Víctor García Martínez, University of Wales Trinity St David

17:45 – Antiquity in Soviet Animation

Nana Mukeria, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

18:30 – Having the Sons εὐτραφεῖς: Medea, Alcesti, and the Universality of Motherhood

Gianluca Ricci, Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, Germany

Saturday 18th November 2023

09:00 – A Comparative Study of the “New Music” Traditions in Ancient Greece and Early China

Patrick Huang, University of Western Ontario

09:45 – The Etruscan Woman and ‘Romanisation’: an Onomastic Case Study

Alex Daveloose, Ghent University

10:30 – Motifs and Symbols of Antiquity and the Function of Chorus in T.S. Eliot’s Play “The Cocktail Party”

Nia Kakhidze, Ivane Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University

11:15 – The Conceptualization of “Barbarism” in Strabo’s Geography: the “Barbarian” of Greek and Latin Origins

Tom Zhouhon Wang, Yale University

13:00 – «Sic […] assignauit Homerus». On Homer’s trail in Rutilius Namatianus’ De Reditu Suo.

Alessandro Bonvini, University of Pavia

13:45 – The Unspeakable Tale: Sexuality, Gender and Social Hierarchies in Herodas’ Mimiambs

Claire-Emmanuelle Nardone, University of Torino

14:30 – Identity Struggles and Discourse Strategies in Late Republican Italy

Lorenzo Serino, University of Bologna

15:15 – The Adoption of Medea by International Cinema

Andreas Prasinos, Independent Scholar