#PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

A conference organised by the Warburg Institute, the Institute of Classical Studies and UCL. The conference will be held at the Warburg Institute. The conference will explore the impact of Cicero’s writings and personality on intellectual and cultural history, on the visual arts, philosophy, politics, rhetoric and literature. Since so much of Cicero’s writings is extant,… Continue reading #PotW: The afterlife of Cicero – 7-8 May

#PotW – Self-portraiture in Word and Image

Organised by: James Hall (Independent Scholar) and Peter Mack (Warburg Institute) Speakers: Simon Gilson (Warwick), Andrew Hadfield (Sussex), James Hall (Independent Scholar), Paul Holberton (Paul Holberton Publishing), Helen Langdon (Independent Scholar), Jacqueline Lichtenstein (Paris-Sorbonne), Martin McLaughlin (Oxford) and Alison Wright (UCL) Programme 10.00 Registration 10.15 Welcome: Peter Mack 10.20 Simon Gilson: ‘Authorial Self-Presentation in Dante’ 11.00 James Hall: ‘The… Continue reading #PotW – Self-portraiture in Word and Image

Pick of the Week: Judaism and Islam in the Mind of Europe – The Study of the Abrahamic Religions In the Nineteenth Century

Thursday 6 June 2013 This workshop will seek to initiate a broad synthetic and comparative study of the intellectual, cultural and religious context of the nineteenth-century study of comparative religion. Organised by: Guy Stroumsa (Oxford), Peter Mack and Charles Burnett (Warburg Institute) Speakers: Theodor Dunkelgrün (Cambridge), Bernhard Maier (Tübingen), Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State), Andrea Schatz… Continue reading Pick of the Week: Judaism and Islam in the Mind of Europe – The Study of the Abrahamic Religions In the Nineteenth Century

The Afterlife of Plutarch

An exciting upcoming event this week. The Afterlife of Plutarch – 23 – 24 May 2013 This conference will address the uses of Plutarch’s historical and philosophical works by late antique, medieval and early modern scholars, writers and artists. It is by The Warburg Institute and the Institute of Classical Studies. Organised by Chris Pelling… Continue reading The Afterlife of Plutarch