APGRD Autumn Events

Ancient drama mask in black and white on left, APGRD letter on right

In addition to its annual public lecture series and conferences, the APGRD runs a regular seminar series during Michaelmas term, as well as exhibitions, performances and workshops, connected with all aspects of performance and classical reception.

See the Michaelmas Term events and how to register below:


Classics Faculty Reception Seminar Series: Classical Literature and the Mind of Europe


Mondays,11:30am - 1pm BST

To register, send an email to apgrd@classics.ox.ac.uk 


Convenors: Fiona Macintosh (Oxford) and David Ricks (KCL/APGRD Advisory Board Member)


Week 1 (12 October): Orientation from Fiona Macintosh; Boris Maslov (Oslo), ‘Ovidian Exiles and Juvenal’s Lash: Aesthetic Republicanism in Shostakovich’s Fourteenth Symphony’. Respondent: Philip Bullock (Oxford)


Week 2 (19 October): Charlie Louth (Oxford), ‘'Hölderlin’s European Mind'. Respondent: Joshua Billings (Princeton)  


Week 3 (26 October): Michael Paschalis (Crete), ‘Latin and the modern Greeks’. Respondent: Constanze Güthenke (Oxford)


Week 4 (2 November):  Constanze Güthenke (Oxford), 'Gildersleeve and the relationship with Germany, the USA, and modern Greece'. Respondent: Emily Greenwood (Yale)


Week 5 (9 November):  Rosa Mucignat (KCL), 'Leopardi   and the idea of Europe'. Respondent: Emanuela Tandello (Oxford)


Week 6 (16 November): Péter Hajdu (Hungarian Academy of Sciences), 'Hungarian translations of Latin prose, especially Tacitus'. Respondent: Stephen Harrison (Oxford)


Week 7 (23 November): Victoria Moul (UCL), ‘Neo-Latin and Protestant Europe’. Respondent: Colin Burrow (Oxford)


Week 8 (30 November): David Ricks (KCL) ‘Christendom and anti-Hellenism: Walter Shewring’s sallies’. Respondent: Justine McConnell (KCL)


Public lectures:


26 Oct. 2020, 2:00pm: Tom Morris (Artistic Director, Old Vic) in conversation with Helen Eastman (Theatre Director and APGRD Advisory Board Member). 

Link to join:  http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/2020/10/26/apgrd-public-lecture


23 Nov. 2020, 2:00pm: A People's History of Classics: Edith Hall (KCL) and Henry Stead (St Andrews) in conversation about their new book.

Link to join: http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/2020/11/23/apgrd-public-lecture



11 Dec. 2020 11:00am: Translating Ancient Greek Drama in Europe 1600-1750 

Link for info: http://www.apgrd.ox.ac.uk/events/2020/12/11-translating-ancient-greek-drama-in-europe-1600-1750