The Next Generation of Classical Reception Studies

Mary Woodcock Kroble
Friday 22 March 2024

Workshop for Early Career and PG Researchers

The St Andrews Centre for the Receptions of Antiquity (SACRA) and the Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) would like to invite Postgraduate Researchers and Early Career Academics based in the UK and working in the field of classical reception studies to a workshop in the University of St Andrews, Scotland, on 30th and 31st May 2024. There is no charge for this event but registration is required via the link below, deadline 29th April.

This is the third in a series of CRSN early-career events dedicated to network building and generously funded by the Classical Association. The first two were hosted online by colleagues at Oxford’s Archive of Performances of Greek and Roman Drama (APGRD) and Exeter’s Centre for Classical Reception during the pandemic respectively. This time most of the workshop will be in-person and we particularly welcome Scottish and North of England based participants. There will also be a hybrid seminar element on the Friday pm (open to all registered participants), based around short provocations from members of the CRSN Executive Committee.

We aim to offer lots of space for discussion and invite participants to prepare 5-minute lightning presentations either on (a) your present research focus (e.g. thesis topic) or (b) ideas for new directions in Reception Studies (broadly conceived).


Thursday 30 May  

(for in-person participants) 

ca. 3pm onwards: Check into accommodation 

6pm: Meet in Swallowgate for reception and pizza 

Friday 31 May 

Location:  Old Burgh School (Muir Seminar 2)

10am: Registration and Coffee 

10.30am: Panel 1  (lightening presentations & discussion) 

11.30am: Break 

12 noon: Panel 2  (lightening presentations & discussion) 

1pm: Lunch 

2pm: Panel 3 (hybrid)   (for in-person & online participants) 

3.30pm: Final Remarks and Discussion  

4pm: Withdraw to Students’ Union 

*Hybrid Panel 3 

This panel is open to all and will run for 1.5hrs. It takes the form of a hybrid seminar. Online participants will be encouraged to submit questions for discussion by the panel via the chat function on MS Teams.  

CRSN Speakers include: 

Dr Lucy Jackson (Durham University) 

Dr Justine McConnell (KCL, online) 

Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (University of St Andrews) 

Registration and funding

The workshop itself will take place on Friday 31st May from 10am, but participants are extremely welcome to arrive on Thursday 30th May in time for an informal drinks reception and dinner from 6pm. The drinks reception/dinner and lunch and refreshments on the 31st May will be provided free of charge but we do need to know numbers so you must register by the deadline, indicating at the same time whether you require accommodation (approximately £90). Additionally, a limited amount of funding will be made available to those without access to research funds to help cover travel and accommodation costs – see online form for details.

We are committed to enabling those with special circumstances (e.g. disability, caring responsibilities) to attend and the School of Classics at St Andrews has a dedicated accessibility fund which can provide extra support if you need to travel with a carer, dependent, or have special access requirements. Please contact Emma Buckley (via [email protected]) to discuss your needs in addition to filling in the online registration form.

In order to register (including for remote participation for the hybrid seminar) please complete the following form by Friday 29th April 2024:



If you have any questions please feel free to email the organisers directly: Emma Buckley and Henry Stead.

[Last updated 9 April 2024]

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