1. News - The Open University


Dear CRSN members,

Welcome to the 5 th issue of the CRSN newsletter ( March 2012 )

1. News

Performance of Sophocles' Antigone

National Theatre (London)

In a version by Don Taylor

For further information go to: http://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/?lid=69357

2. Forthcoming conferences in 2012

Performing Sappho: a conference and performance

14 July 2012

Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles, Oxford


Speakers: Armand D'Angour (Oxford)

Josephine Balmer (Poet)

Andrew Benjamin (Monash)

Jane Griffiths (Monash)

Marguerite Johnson (Newcastle, New South Wales)

Margaret Reynolds (Queen Mary's, London)

Margaret Williamson (Dartmouth)

Dimitrios Yatromanolakis (Johns Hopkins)

A performance of Jane Griffiths’ Sappho…in 9 Fragments will take place in the evening

Archive of list messages may be found at: http://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/classicsgrads

Visit the same site to change your subscription settings. Conference listings etc. can be found at: http://www.classicsinfo.org

To register: please contact Justine.mcconnell@classics.ox.ac.uk


Masks, Echoes, Shadows: Locating Classical Receptions in the Cinema

29 May 2012

Institute of Classical Studies, London





Anastasia Bakogianni, ' Masked celluloid classics: ancient shadows in Theo

Angelopoulos' The Weeping Meadow (2004)'

Kristen Gunderson, ' A Lacanian reading of the Theseus myth in Inception 's mental labyrinth'

11.45-12.00 Refreshments


Ricardo Apostol, ' From Album Alitem to Black Swan : Horace and Aronofsky on

Poetic Perfection and Death'

David Scourfield, 'A Classical Lens for Eyes Wide Shut'

13.00-13.45 Lunch


Trevor Fear, 'Cleopatra in the 26 th century: the long reach of a historical icon'

Tom Garvey, 'Reaping the benefits of Serenity'

C. W. Marshall, 'The Tragedy of Anakin Skywalker'

15.15-15.45 Refreshments

15.45-16.15 Sara Monoson, 'Socrates Fortlow: An Urban Fable on Screen'

16.15-16.30 Final thoughts

Registration fee: £10 which includes a sandwich lunch and refreshments

To book a place or for more information please contact the organisers :

Anastasia Bakogianni, Open University a.bakogianni@open.ac.uk

and Joanna Paul, Open University Joanna.Paul@open.ac.uk

The Future of the Past: Memory, History and Cultural Heritage in the 21st


A one-day colloquium at the University of Oxford, Faculty of Classics

Friday, 27 April 2012, 9:30am - 5:30pm

Venue: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies, 66 St Giles’, Oxford

Speakers include:

Alan Bowman (CSAD, Oxford): Digitizing the Past: Culture, Memory and Ancient


Andrew Burnett (British Museum, London): The British Museum: An Unfinished

Enlightenment Project?

Marie Cornu (CECOJI/CNRS, Paris): Safeguarding Heritage: From Legal Rights over

Objects to Legal Rights for Individuals and Communities?

Michael Heaney (Bodleian Libraries, Oxford): The Medium and the Message: The

UNESCO Memory of the World Register

Annika Kuhn (University of Munich): Cultural Memory and Heritage between Past and Present

David Pearson (Department of Culture, Heritage and Libraries, City of London):

Libraries as Custodians of Cultural Memory in a Digital Age

Andreas Scholl (Collection of Classical Antiquities, State Museums Berlin): Three


– One Collection: Concepts behind the New Displays of Greek, Etruscan and Roman Art in Berlin

Susan Walker (Ashmolean Museum, Oxford): Crossing Cultures, Crossing Time at the Ashmolean Museum: Recent Display of Ancient Egypt and Nubia

For further information and the full programme please visit the conference website: http://www.classics.ox.ac.uk/futureofthepast.htm

All are welcome to attend. No prior registration is required, and there is no conference fee. If you have any queries, please contact the organizers Dr Christina

Kuhn ( christina.kuhn@classics.ox.ac.uk

) or Dr Annika Kuhn ( annika.kuhn@lrz.unimuenchen.de


The conference is generously supported by the Faculty of Classics, the Craven

Committee and the Maison Française d’Oxford.

Poetry and the Olympics - ancient and modern

Thursday 29 March 2012

New Academic Building, Goldsmiths, University of London

Keynote reading by Jo Shapcott; illustrated talks by Armand D'Angour,

Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson; readings by Blake Morrison, Joan Anim-Addo,

Maura Dooley, Stephen Knight

For programme and further details of the event, go to: http://www.gold.ac.uk/olympics/events/poetryandtheolympics/#d.en.31361

RSVP to m.macdonald@gold.ac.uk

Contexts for Classics at the University of Michigan is pleased to co-sponsor

Our Ancient Wars: Rethinking War through the Classics

(March 22-24, 2012)

In addition to public lectures and symposium, THE THEATER OF WAR will present readings of

Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes. For conference schedule and further details about the performance, go to: http://www.umich.edu/~ancwars/sched.html

We hope you have a productive month!

Professors Helen King and Stephen Harrison (CRSN co-coordinators)

Anastasia Bakogianni (CRSN Administrator)