Based at the University of Sydney, Classical Heritage and the Story of Sydney is a broad program exploring the importance of classical ideas and culture in Sydney from first settlement until today.
With our partners in museums, galleries, theatres, councils, libraries, and schools, we are examining how classical ideas and forms have evolved, developed and retained their significance in a modern, diverse and multicultural society. Here are just some of the questions and issues we are exploring:
Classical Heritage and the Story of Sydney has several strands:
Submission deadline: 1 June 2021
IIn the light of the extensive interest in the classical heritage evident in so much of the British Commonwealth, we have decided to organize a virtual conference on Classics in Colonial Cities in November 2021.The conference will focus on Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, and how classicism contributed to the development of cities and the creation of civic life and identities.
Key themes we wish to explore include:-
However, we are open to suggestions on other significant topics relevant to the life and fabric of the city.
We see the conference as leading to a publication of essays that will encompass these themes.
The conference will include individual papers that will be recorded and made available in advance, expert panels addressing significant questions, interviews with some scholars and experts and open discussion on selected themes. We will have a number of pre-recorded sessions and will send links out in time for people to watch them before the conference begins.
The conference will be hosted by the University of Sydney from 15-17 November, 2021. As we have to deal with significant time differences, the joint sessions will occur from 9.00am – 11.30in South Africa, 6.00pm- 8.30pm in Sydney, and 8.00pm – 10,30pm in New Zealand
We are calling for expressions of interest from anyone who would like to offer a paper, organize a panel discussion, set up an interview or suggest some other form of presentation.
Please send an abstract of up to 300 words and make clear what form you would like for your presentation. If it is a panel, please name all panellists, if an interview the interviewer and interviewee.
If you would like to propose some other format such as a video, or some form of visual presentation, we would be happy to receive it.
All proposal should go to: firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1 2021.
We hold regular symposia and workshops to develop themes and projects that reflect the interests of our external partners and link them with our own fields of research.
Our forums in 2019 foucssed on classical heritage in Sydney and education.