Graduate School

Call for papers: Conference on Plutarch

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host a Conference on Plutarch from 11-12 September 2014 for postgraduates and early career researchers.

8 August 2014

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host a Conference on Plutarch from 11-12 September 2014 for postgraduates and early career researchers.

Event description

Plutarch has, over the last thirty years, been the subject of an increasingly serious and creative study. Plutarch's attraction partly stems from his diverse portrayal of past and present, as he is simultaneously philosopher and historian, entertainer and moralist, husband and politician. As such, his value to our understanding of antiquity is as great as his subject matter is wide.

This conference is intended to reflect not only the range of Plutarch's interests, but also the different ways by which we, as modern scholars, may study his various themes.

The conference is open to all postgraduates and early career professionals from any University.

Event details

11 - 12 September 2014, 9am - 5pmSchool of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

The last booking date for this event is 31 August.

How to find us

Keynote speakers

The keynote speakers at the conference are Professor Suzanne Said, Columbia University and Dr Alexei Zadorozhny, University of Liverpool.

Places at the keynote speaker sessions can be booked online now. Spaces are limited.

Suzanne Said : Plutarch's space in the Lives and the Moralia

Alexei Zadorozhny: Inward Statehood: Tropes and Ethics in Plutarch

Registration

You can register and pay for this conference via the University's online booking system.

The conference fee is £22. The fee includes tea/coffee and lunches both days and a reception on the evening of 11 September.

The conference is open to all postgraduates and early career professionals from any University.

Register and pay online

Contact us

If you have any further questions about the conference, please contact the organisers.