Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature 2008-Late

A Potter, S Day, P Rochelle
2009 Conference Report: Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature 2008-Late   unpublished
Late'). The theme was 'Sex and the Ancient City: Love and Friendship in Greece and Rome' and 27 papers were delivered, running in parallel sessions over the course of the conference, by Masters and PhD students from universities across the UK. To fit in with the topic of friendship, the organisers' objectives included making the atmosphere at the conference as friendly and supportive as possible, with plenty of time built in for networking, including during the conference dinner, which was
more » ... ner, which was catered for by the Open University. Funding was received from the AHRC, the CA, the CSC and the ICS, which allowed the conference to be offered without a registration fee and all meals, including the conference dinner, were provided free of charge, with delegates having to fund accommodation and travel only. Some bursaries were available for speakers' accommodation thanks to these being funded by the Hellenic Society and the Open University. The quality of the papers from postgraduate students was extremely high, with many papers on Greek tragedy and Roman poetry as might be expected from a conference on ancient literature, but reception across many periods was also strongly represented.