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Classical literature and cognitive studies - Workshop Classical Literature: Theory and Contexts

Wanneer:vr 13-05-2022 11:00 - 18:30
Waar:Leiden, LIPSIUS building room 201

Cognitive approaches have been steadily gaining in prominence across the humanities, including Classics and indeed the study of Greek and Latin literature. We organize a study day that is intended for specialists, but also and especially for those of you who do not yet have lots of experience in this blooming field of research.

The primary aim of this workshop is to provide a forum for exploration; participants and speakers do not have to have experience with the field of research already – a tryout of first ideas is very welcome. The workshop will also attempt to take stock of the state of the field and the particular challenges and opportunities that it presents for us as classicists.


11.00-11.15 Coffee and arrival of participants

11:15-11:55 Felix Budelmann: Classical literature and cognitive studies: opportunities, challenges, perspectives

11:55-12:35 Ineke Sluiter: The exemplary craftsman

12:35-13:15 Luuk Huitink: How Far, How Close? Imagining the Battle of Cunaxa

13:15-14:15 Lunch

14:15-14:45 Massimo Giuseppetti: Shaping Literary Contexts, or Greek Poetry and Linguistic Anthropology

14:45-15:15 Lola Bos: The wool, the robe, the wife and her potion. Cognition and narratology in Sophocles’ Trachiniae 672-706

15:15-15:45 Coffee/Tea

15:45-16:15 Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou: Collective Minds in the Ancient World

16:15-16:45 Joop van Waarden: Three Cognitive Experiments on Fifth-Century Materials

16:45-17:15 Final discussion

17:15 Drinks

18:30 Dinner