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Citizenship ancient and modern: four short talks and discussion

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Panel Discussion: Citizenship Ancient and Modern

What does it mean to be a citizen of a particular state? How does an individual qualify for citizenship, and what privileges and obligations does it entail? What are the consequences of exclusion from citizenship? Most people, for whom citizenship is normally determined throughout their lives by territorial belonging or blood descent, may never even think about these questions; but for others – especially migrants and refugees – they may cause serious problems.

The immediacy of such issues in the modern world calls for a re-investigation of the notion of citizenship in its ancient contexts. This public event, which is part of an international conference entitled ‘Citizenship in Classical Antiquity: Current Perspectives and Challenges’, will start with short presentations by four of the keynote speakers from the conference:

-Professor Clifford Ando (Chicago) on the meaning of citizenship to the ancient Romans,
-Professor John Davies FBA, FSA (Liverpool) on whether we are asking the right questions when studying citizenship in antiquity,
-Professor Engin Isin (QMUL) on citizenship ancient and modern, and
-Dr Catherine Neveu (IIAC (CNRS-EHESS), Paris) on the anthropology of citizenship in classical antiquity and modern Europe.

The panel will be chaired by Professor Chris Carey (UCL), and the presentations will be followed by a Q & A session and discussion. All registered guests, as well as panellists and conference participants, are warmly invited to a wine reception from ca. 7:00 pm.

Registration for the full conference is open until 31 May, and details may be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/classics/news-events/events/citizenship-classical-antiquity-current-perspectives-and-challenges

Registration ends on 21st June 2019!

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