The Warburg Institute, in conjunction with the Institute of Classical Studies, will host its fourth postgraduate symposium, Mnemosyne: Forgetting, Remembering, and Rediscovering Classical Antiquity.
In the ancient world, Mnemosyne was the source and mediating function of all knowledge in the arts, myths, and sciences. The mother of the Muses, she has come to symbolise the memory of Greco-Roman culture in its survival and mutation throughout history. The symposium examines how antiquity has been fashioned and memorialised by artists, poets, scholars, collectors, psychologists and occultists in later periods and across a range of cultural contexts.
Taking place in person at Senate House, University of London, the symposium will feature a keynote speech by Professor Constanze Güthenke, Professor of Greek Literature and E.P. Warren Praelector at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford.
Organised by Katerina Sarafidou, Elisa Stafferini, Daniel Samuel, George Brocklehurst, Rita Yates, and Giuseppe Ficocelli, with designs by Christopher Lu.
ATTENDANCE FREE WITH ADVANCE BOOKING
PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS AN IN-PERSON EVENT AND WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE ACCESS.
The organisers wish to express their gratitude to the Institute of Classical Studies, the Classical Association, and the Society for Neo-Latin Studies for sponsoring the event.