LGPT Research Workshop, Bristol, 7th-8th December

The programme for the event has now been confirmed (subject of course to random amendments). It will be held in The Cabot Room, The Hawthorns, Woodland Road, Bristol

Friday 7th December

10.30: Coffee

11.00: Welcome

11.10: Christian Wendt (Freie Universität Berlin): ‘Herodotus as the father of                   political realism?’

11.55: Ben Earley (Bristol): ‘From Colonialism to Imperialism: Thucydides in the  American War of Independence’

12.40: General discussion

1.00: Lunch

2.00: Paul Rahe (Hillsdale College): ‘Can a Republic Be Established on an                             Extended Territory? The Classical experience, the ruminations of                                     Montesquieu, and the practical challenge faced by the American Founders’

2.45: Carol Atack (Cambridge): ‘Technocracy Ancient and Modern’

3.30: General discussion

4.00: Tea

4.15: Ryan Balot (Toronto): ‘Civic Trust and Democratic Leadership, from                        Thucydides to the Present’

Saturday 8th December

10.00: Coffee

10.00: Chris Brooke (Bristol) ‘Eighteenth-century Carthage’

10.45: Helen Roche (Cambridge): ‘“Recreating a shared Graeco-German Aryan                   heritage”: the ideal of Greek education for citizenship in National Socialist                        pedagogy’

11.30: General discussion

12.00: Round table on the Legacy of Sparta: Steve Hodkinson (Nottingham) will              introduce his recent papers on ‘Sparta and Nazi Germany’’ and ‘Sparta and the                      Soviet Union’ (precirculated), with responses, followed by general  discussion.

Note that at 5 pm on Saturday, Paul Rahe will also be giving a public lecture organised by the Bristol Institute for Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition on ‘Constitutionalism Ancient, Modern, and American’. Tress Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences, 13 Priory Road, Bristol.  Entry is free but booking is advised: contact Marilyn Knights, artf-igrct@bristol.ac.uk.

All are welcome at the workshop, but numbers are limited, so please reserve your
place by contacting Neville Morley (n.d.g.morley@bris.ac.uk) as soon as possible as I’ll need to start confirming numbers. Conference fee (including refreshments and lunch) £30 (£15 for postgraduates and unwaged, and for attendance on just one day). An on-line payment system is (supposedly) being set up, and details will be circulated in due course. If you would like to book accommodation at a reduced rate, please contact me within the next week.


About Abahachi

In my spare time, Professor of Ancient History at the University of Bristol.
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