Me, myself, and I: Constructing and reconstructing Identity

June 6, 2012
Department of Classics, University of Leeds

United Kingdom

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10:00 - 10:30  Registration

10:30 – 11:10
Opening Address: Organisers, Dr. Steven Green, Head of Classics

Keynote Speakers:

  • Prof. Malcolm Heath, ‘Who was X? Why we need to ask simple-minded questions’
  • Prof. Robert Maltby, ‘Identities in Corpus Tibullianum Book 3’

11:15 – 12:30
An Interdisciplinary Approach (Chair: Christopher Green)

  • Samuel De Boise (Leeds), ‘Masculinities and Music: Identities as Affective Attachments’
  • Christian J. Feldbacher (Innsbruck), ‘Reconstructing Religious Mind’
  • Chan Huang Kiat (Oulu), ‘Engaging the different worlds of the Cartesian Self and Buddhist no-self in modernity’

12:30 – 13:15  Lunch

13:15 – 14:30 Parallel Session a
Panel 1 (Chair: Eleanor Brooke)

  • Cas Campbell – Valachova (Edinburgh), ‘Philosophical Affiliation and Political Action in the Late Republic: The Case of Cassius’
  • Gabriel Evangelou (Edinburgh), ‘Epicureanism in Cicero’s conception of philia’
  • Bogdan Cristea (Leeds), ‘Persona Oratoris and its Metamorphoses in the Perorations of Cicero’s Judicial Speeches’

Panel 2 (Chair: Samuel Gartland)

  • Lucy Van Essen–Fishman (Oxford), ‘Narratives of Memory and Identity in Sophocles’ Trachiniae’
  • Elspeth Rowell (UCL), ‘(How) did the Athenians identify as equals? Concepts of equality in the Attic orators’
  • Ioannis Lambrou (UCL), ‘Individual Identity and Oral Song Tradition: Agonistic Interactions among Bards’

14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break

14:45 – 16:00 Parallel Session b
Panel 1 (Chair: Samuel de Boise)

  • Margaret Clark (Oxford), ‘Comparate nunc:  Marius’ Self-Identification as Homo Novus in Bellum Jugurthinum 85’
  • Oliver O’Sullivan (Maynooth), ‘Blood Soaked Mud: The Complex Personality of Tiberius in De vita Caesarum’
  • Henry Clarke (Leeds), ‘Nero’s Public Identity and the Military Demands of an Emperor’

Panel 2 (Chair: Catherine Miller)

  • Valeria Riedemann (Oxford), ‘Creating Identities through Mythological Models: Funerary Art in the Italian Peninsula (350-300 BC)’
  • Emma Rix (Oxford), ‘A Statement of Identity? The tomb inscriptions of Pre-Hellenistic Tlos’
  • Luca Sansone di Campobianco (Leeds), ‘Bound to the shield: a Spartan metaphor for the soldier's identity ’

16:00 – 16:15 Coffee Break

16:15 – 17:30 Parallel Session c
Panel 1 (Chair: Luca Sansone di Campobianco)

  • Elizabeth Weistra (Groningen), ‘Constructing Socially Gendered Identity in the Athenaion at Francavilla Maritima, Southern Italy’
  • Samuel Gartland (Leeds), ‘Horses, horsemanship and the identity of Boiotia’
  • Saskia Roselaar (Nottingham), ‘The creation of an Italian identity in the Roman Republic’

Panel 2 (Chair: Andreas Gavrielatos)

  • Maxime Emion (Rouen), ‘Military and personal identity in the fourth century: the example of a protector from Aquileia’
  • Katherine Miller (Leeds), ‘Servile Identities in Hervavar saga ok Heiðreks’
  • Eleanor Warren (Leeds), ‘Liturgical identity in the Archbishop’s Chapel at York’

17:30 – 17:45  Coffee Break

17:45 – 19:00 Parallel Session d
Panel 1 (Chair: Henry Clarke)

  • Andreas Gavrielatos (Leeds), ‘The Identity of potters of Gallo-Roman terra sigillata’
  • Sian Hassell (Leeds), ‘Self-destruction as a declaration of Self: the audience's perception of Aeson and Alcimede in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica as influenced by the two characters' suicides’

Panel 2 (Chair: Konrad Bukowski-Kruszyna)

  • Christopher Green (Leeds), ‘The search for self in Plato’
  • Chuanjie Sheng (Leeds), ‘Person and Soul in the Phaedo’

19:00  Wine Reception

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