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2010 Conference

A Democratic Turn


2009 Democratic Turn Eseminar

1998-2008 Archived topics

Drama Database
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(pilot v. 1)
An Introduction

Case Study 1:
Michael Longley

Case Study 2:
Eavan Boland and
Olga Broumas

Database Pilot Sample:
Eavan Boland
Olga Broumas
Ted Hughes
Michael Longley

Classical historiography, ideas and material culture
Exhibiting Democracy

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Classics in the Modern World - a Democratic Turn?

An International Conference to be held in the Michael Young Building at
The Open University, Milton Keynes

18-20 June 2010


  The Conference    
  Programme (or in word.doc format for printing out)    
  Abstracts by Panel (or in word doc for printing out)
Abstracts by Speaker in alpha order (word doc for printing out)
  Conference Booking Form (word.doc)    
  Graduate Student Bursary Application Form (word.doc)    
  Accommodation List (word.doc)    

Directions and Maps Open University and Hilton Hotel

Directions from Airports to Milton Keynes (word.doc)

We thank the Hellenic Society and the Arts Faculty Research Committee of the Open University for its support.


Conference News

We are delighted to announce that Maureen Almond will attend the conference as Poet-in-Residence. Maureen will read from and discuss her work on Friday evening, June 18th.

Maureen's Website: (where you can read details of Maureen's publications including her latest Chasing the Ivy, which modernizes thirty-eight poems of Horace from his Odes (Bk 1).

Maureen's Facebook page:



Other News:


One of the speakers at our conference, Professor Ahmed Etman, is also speaking at Warwick University on May 27:

Greek Theatre on the Arab Stage: Egyptian Playwrights and the Classical Tradition
Professor Ahmed Etman, 3.00pm, in G56 , Theatre Studies, Millburn House, University of Warwick. Organised as part of the Warwick Classics Research Seminar Series
Further information:
or contact p.e.pormann@WARWICK.AC.UK