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Opening the Ancient World Virtual Conference (English)

Join us for a two day conference on “Representations of the Past in Ancient & Modern Times”!

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Opening the Ancient World Virtual Conference (English)
Opening the Ancient World Virtual Conference (English)

Time & Location

Jul 21, 2024, 10:00 AM EDT – Jul 22, 2024, 6:00 PM EDT

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About the Event

Opening the Ancient World

Theme: “Representations of the Past in Ancient and Modern Times

Sunday, July 21st & Monday, July 22nd, 2024

Save Ancient Studies Alliance (SASA) announces our fourth annual free public virtual conference. We invite you and our presenters during this two-day conference to consider Representations of the Past in Ancient and Modern Times.

While the issues of reception, representation, and use of the past in modern times have been hot topics in recent decades, this has been the case mainly in connection with Western colonialism and contemporary mass media representations. This narrow focus in thinking about representations of pasts misses the universality of this cultural exercise.

This interdisciplinary conference examines exploration, representation, and reception of pasts in the broadest cross-cultural, global, and atemporal world context. This conference employs the framework of interdisciplinary “Ancient Studies,” the study of the deep past of all societies, exploring the reception and representation of the past in present and ancient societies. Removing the privileging of our contemporary temporal position by intertwining current and past explorations of pasts treats this issue as a human cultural construction in all societies.

Presentation topics include:

  • Modern Projects on the Past
  • Mythology and Religion Over Time
  • Kinship Narratives
  • Art and Aesthetics
  • Recontextualizing Ancient Poetry
  • Modern Projects on the Past
  • Mythology and Religion Over Time
  • Kinship Narratives
  • Art and Aesthetics
  • Recontextualizing Ancient Poetry

Additionally, there is one special session addressing “Archaeogaming.” The session requires a separate registration to join the discussion.

Where to watch (make sure to follow & subscribe!):

This is a FREE public conference that will be livestreamed on SASA website (Virtual Conference)

SASA's YouTube, Facebook & Twitch

World History Encyclopedia's YouTube & Facebook

World of Antiquity's YouTube

Digital Hammurabi’s YouTube

History with Kayleigh’s YouTube

Per-Hay Studio's YouTube

New Classicist’s Facebook

Check out our Virtual Conference page to learn more!

The conference is FREE to attend but donations are appreciated. Your tax-deductible donation helps support SASA’s education and live events programs.

Please share widely with former students, colleagues, and friends who you think may be interested. ALL are welcome!

Proudly sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation to feature live translation in English, Spanish, and Arabic.

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