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:
In the light of the extensive interest in the classical heritage evident in so much of the British Commonwealth, we have decided to organise a virtual conference on Classics in Colonial Cities in the first week of November 2021.
These conferences 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.
Panels will be organized around the following themes:
In order to allow for international participation, this event has been scheduled for three evenings (Sydney time) over three days.
Program and registrarion
This event is free
Click here for more information, the full program, and to register.
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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.