Modernity and the Shock of the Ancient: The Reception of Antiquity in the Late 19th- Early 20th Century
June 10th, 2016
Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
-Algernon Blackwood, The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath, 1916
The ancient world was vital to what it meant to be ‘modern’ at the turn of the last century. Yet antique reception in this period is vastly understudied in all areas except that of classical Greece and Rome. At a time when the wholesale destruction of non Graeco-Roman ancient sites is creating new public interest in their importance to modern cultures around the world, it is crucial that this narrow picture is reconsidered.
We invite abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference at the…
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