Thursday 20/09


10.00                                    Arrival and coffee

10.30                                    General Introduction




11.00 – 12.00                       Keynote lecture 

Elizabeth Prettejohn (University of York)

The Future of Winckelmann’s Classical Form: Walter Pater and Frederic Leighton


12.00 – 13.00                       Lunch




13.00 – 15.15                       Panel 1:  The Classical Norm ‘undressed’

(Nadia Sels)


13.00 William Kels (Aix-Marseille University)

Sur un paradoxe de Winckelmann: normativité et dissolution de la norme dans la théorie du ‘beau idéal’.

13.30 Daniel Orrells (King’s College London)

Winckelmann’s Victims and Eighteenth-Century Antiquarianism

14.00 Rebecca Mellor(University of York)

Beautiful Boys: Winckelmann and the Victorian Male Nude


14.30 Response and Discussion


15.15 – 15.45                        Coffee break


15.45 – 18.00                      Panel 2: Defining ‘The (Un)Classic’

(Jürgen Pieters)



15.45  Melissa Gustin (University of York)

Bogs and Pools: Bernini, Paragone, and the (anti?) Classical

16.15 Sotera Fornaro (University of Sassari)

Che cos’è un classico? L’anti-classicismo di J.M. Coetzee ed il suo significato nella storia di un’idea

16.45 David Rijser (University of Amsterdam)

Winckelmann as Victim: the Origins of Winckelmann’s Aesthetics in Vida’s De Arte Poetica of 1527.

17.15 Response and Discussion


18.00                                       End of day 1


18.15                                        Reception


Friday 21/09




8.45                                        Arrival


9.00 – 10.00                          Keynote lecture  

Irene Zwiep (University of Amsterdam)

Winckelmann’s converts. The Wissenschaft des Judentums and the classical Jewish canon


10.00- 10.30                         Coffee break


10.30 – 12.00                       Panel 3: ‘Deformed’ Classics

(Stijn Praet)


10.30 Piet Gerbrandy (University of Amsterdam)

Boethius’ Consolatio: Classical, Christian or …

11.00 Valeria Spacciante (Scuola Normale Superiore Pisa)

A divertissement to escape rules: Jean Giraudoux’s Elpénor

11.30 Response and Discussion


12.00 – 13.00                        Lunch




13.00 – 15.15                         Panel 4: Recovering the ‘Heritage’ 

(Ghazzal Dabiri)


13.00 Yannick Le Pape (Musée d’Orsay, Paris)

The second Loss of Nineveh: Discovery of Assyria and Winckelmann’s Legacy

13.30 Elodie Paillard (University of Sydney/University of Basel)

Sophocle et son public: Des héros ‘classiques’ pour l’élite?

14.00 Burcht Pranger (University of Amsterdam)

The 1945 New Latin Translation of the Psalms and the Ecole de Nimègue: A Classicist Drama

14.30 Response and Discussion


15.15-15.45                          Coffee break



15.45 – 17.15                        Panel 5: ‘Unclassical’ classics

(Berenice Verhelst)


15.45 Efstathia Athanasopoulou (University of Patras)

Trapped in Winckelmann’s “classical standards”: The Unclassical Satyr Drama

16.15 Rachel Bryant Davies (Durham University/Oxford Archive)

‘Too classical?’ The Popular Reception of Ancient Epic in Georgian and Victorian Burlesque Drama

16.45 Response and Discussion


17.20                                    End of day 2


19.30                                    Conference dinner


Saturday 22/09




08.45-9.00                         Arrival


9.00 – 10.00                       Keynote lecture

Mark Vessey (University of British Columbia)

History, Criticism and the Crisis of the Western Classic: On the Production of a Late(r) Latin Literature


10.00 – 10.30                       Coffee break


10.30 – 12.00                       Panel 6:  Recovering ‘(Un)Classical Antiquity’

(Thomas Velle)


10.30 Rachel Love (Yale University)

Bad History: Florus, Livy, and the Invention of ‘Great History’

11.00 Han Lamers (University of Oslo)

The Afterlives of Antiquity: Forms of Normativity in the Study of the Classical Tradition

11.30 Response and Discussion



12.00 – 13.15                       General Reflection and Concluding Discussion


15.00 – 17.00                       Visit to the Saint-Bravo Cathedral (optional)


17.15                                     End of day 3