Ancient and Modern Knowledges Colloquium 22-23 June 2018 - Announcement of Provisional Programme

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June 22, 2018 to June 23, 2018
United Kingdom
Subject Fields: 
Art, Art History & Visual Studies, Classical Studies, Cultural History / Studies, History of Science, Medicine, and Technology, Intellectual History

We are very pleased to announce the provisional programme for the Ancient and Modern Knowledges Colloquium, Friday 22 - Saturday 23 June in Sheffield.

If you would like to attend this free colloquium please email by Monday 18 June



Provisional Programme


Ancient and Modern Knowledges: A Two-Day Colloquium


22-23 June 2018



Friday 22 June 2018


12.00 – Welcome, Registration and Lunch


12.30 -2.30 Panel 1: Renaissance Historiography and Philosophy


Lorenzo Valla, Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the History of Early Rome

Daniele Miano (University of Sheffield)


L’uso della storiografia antica nei Discorsi di Machiavelli

Paolo Desideri (Università degli Studi Firenze)


Machiavelli and Seneca: Parallel Virtues

Amanda J. Griffiths (University of Chicago)


2.30-3.00 – Tea/Coffee


3.00-5.00 – Panel 2: Architecture, Aesthetics and Epigraphy


Between Ancient Wisdom and Modern Knowledge: New Science and Modern Architecture in the Case of Claude Perrault

Katerina Lolou (National Technical University, Athens)


Modern Aesthetics, Ancient Theory: Jean-Baptiste Dubos (1670-1742), Aesthetic Theory and Classical Philology at the Turn of the Eighteenth Century

Floris Verhaart (Queen’s University, Belfast)


The Use and Abuse of Greek Epigraphical Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century

Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)


5.15 – 6.15 – Keynote

Elegabalus’ Cobwebs: David Hume on Knowing Past and Present

Neville Morley (University of Exeter)


7.00pm - Conference Dinner


Saturday 23 June


9.00 – 10.30 – Panel 3 – Knowledge Making in 18th and early 19th Centuries


'The Common Lot': James Montgomery, Progress and the Dissemination of Knowledge, 1800-1835

Jon Mee (University of York)


Classical Knowledge and the Discourse of Gentlemanly science in early nineteenth-century Britain

Heather Ellis (University of Sheffield)


10.00-10.30 – Tea/Coffee


10.30-12.30 – Panel 4 – Ancient and Modern Ideas of History


Polybius in Hegel and Bossuet

John Thornton (Università degli Studi “La Sapienza” di Roma)


Hegel and Herodotus

William Desmond (University of Maynooth)


Ancient and Modern Concepts of Historiography

Tim Cornell (University of Manchester/University of Birmingham)


12.30 – 2.00 – Lunch and Concluding Discussion



Contact Info: 

Dr Heather Ellis, University of Sheffield

Dr Daniele Miano, University of Sheffield