Wednesday, November 4
How do we as modern Greeks, Westerners, and global citizens relate or should relate to Ancient Greece in the early 21st century? From the Renaissance onward, the “journeys” back to Ancient Greece have repeatedly shaped our identity, guided our understanding of the world around us and led us to self-scrutiny. The modern world of the West saw itself as picking up from where the Ancients left while a revisiting of Ancient Greece was crucial to the critique of eurocentrism and the advent of multiculturalism in the late twentieth century. As we are now leaving these periods of certainty and critique behind, the place of Ancient Greece in today’s world and our relationship to it are again redefined. But how, by whom, and with what consequences? In light of this century’s first major exhibition on Greek antiquity, held at The Field Museum, four eminent scholars come together to ponder on these questions and invite the audience to join them.
Panel discussion participants:
Dr. PAUL CARTLEDGE, A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture Emeritus, Clare College, Cambridge University
Dr. JONATHAN HALL, Phyllis Fay Horton Distinguished Service Professor in the Humanities & Professor in the Departments of History and Classics and the College, University of Chicago
Dr. WILLIAM A. PARKINSON, Curator of “THE GREEKS—AGAMEMNON TO ALEXANDER THE GREAT”, The Field Museum
Dr. NANNO MARINATOS, Professor and Department Head, Department of Classics & Mediterranean Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. PARIS PAPAMICHOS CHRONAKIS, Lecturer in Modern Greek History, Department of Classics & Mediterranean Studies, The University of Illinois at Chicago
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