Greek Art in Context Conference
An International Conference at the University of Edinburgh 7th-9th April 2014.
This two and a half-day conference will explore the broad notion of context in relation to Greek Art. Its aim is twofold: to address the problem of defining and determining context from a theoretical point of view and to explore how it affects the interpretation of the material culture of ancient Greece from the Dark Ages to the end of the Hellenistic period. What do we mean by context? In which ways and under what circumstances does context become relevant for the interpretation of Greek material culture? Which contexts should we look at - viewing context, political, social and religious discourse, artistic tradition…? What happens when there is no context?
Keynote presentations will include Prof. Carmen Sánchez (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid) and Dr. Antonis Kotsonas (University of Edinburgh).
This conference is hosted by the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh. Generous support has been received by the Institute of Classical Studies, the Classical Association, and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies.
Several student bursaries will be available and information on applying for a bursary will became available soon.