University of St Andrews: ‘A Proletarian Classics’ workshop

To register for the online October workshop please email [email protected] by Wednesday 20 October 2021. All we need is your name and the email address you will use to sign into Microsoft Teams.

The workshop is hosted by the University of St Andrews. There will be several short panels and discussion sessions held online over the weekend of Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 October 2021. For the full programme and more information please see here.


Associated institutions: Classical Reception Studies Network, University of Ljubljana and the Faculty of Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw.


Programme (all times are BST)

Saturday 23 October

10am to 10.15am: Welcome

Henry Stead, Elzbieta Olechowska and David Movrin

10.15am to 11.30am: The Ancient Proletarian Hero Scott Lyall, Miryana Dimitrova, Oleksii Rudenko and Caitie Bugler (Chair)

2pm to 3.15pm: Classicists and Communism in and beyond the Soviet bloc Elzbieta Olechowska, David Movrin, Emilo Zucchetti and Michael Carroll (Chair)

3.30pm to 5pm: Greek Tragedy and the Left Natasha Remoundou, Claudio Sansone, Gloria Larini and Giovanna Di Martino (Chair)


Sunday 24 October

10.15am to 11.30am: Leftist Ancient History Eivind Seland, Vittorio Saldutti, Anton Baryshnikov and Jon Hesk (Chair)

2pm to 3pm: Animating the past, classicising the future Barbara Goff, Hanna Paulouskaya and Rhiannon Easterbrook (Chair)

3.30pm to 4.20pm: Round table – Future Directions Edith Hall, Gregory Lee, Neville Morley with David Movrin and Henry Stead (Chairs)


This workshop will take place online via Microsoft Teams.

Please direct queries to [email protected]