Was there such a thing as popular culture in the ancient world? How can,
we as scholars, locate it? What defined it? Which themes were prominent?
This international conference brings together scholars representing a
diverse range of subjects, interests and approaches, to explore the
challenges of investigating a field ignored by traditional classical
Venue: School of History Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson
Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Panel sessions will include:
• Critical issues in the study of ancient popular culture
• Fun and games
• Identifying popular knowledge
• Plebeian politics and communication
• Popular performance
• The problem of ‘popular’ religion
• Popular literature and its boundaries
The timetable for the conference is now available as a PDF.
Speakers include: Pavlos Avlamis (Oxford), Cyril Courrier (EFR),
Serafina Cuomo (Birkbeck), Nicola Denzey Lewis (Brown), Lucia Floridi
(Milan), Agnieszka Kotlinska-Toma (Wroclaw), Emanuel Mayer (Chicago),
Bert Lott (Vassar), Max Nelson (Windsor), James Robson (Open
University), Cristina Rosillo (Universidad Pablo de Olavide), Jerry
Toner (Cambridge), Ruth Webb (Lille).
Thanks to the generosity of the Classical Association there are four
student bursaries available, to help postgraduate students attend the
conference; these will cover the registration fee and accommodation
costs. If you would like to be considered for a bursary please contact
the conference organiser, stating your case for support.