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
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
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
4.15: Ryan Balot (Toronto): ‘Civic Trust and Democratic Leadership, from Thucydides to the Present’
Saturday 8th December
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
All are welcome at the workshop, but numbers are limited, so please reserve your
place by contacting Neville Morley (email@example.com) 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.