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Universities of Wales Institute of Classic and Ancient History Postgraduate conference.

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The 2019 Universities in Wales Institute of Classics and Ancient History (UWICAH) Postgraduate Conference, theme ‘Narratives of Power’, will take place on Saturday 16th November 2019, at Swansea University. The conference will take place in the Abbey building on Singleton Campus, and will run from 9.30am to approximately 5.30pm. We have confirmed speakers from more than 15 different institutions, including the universities which are part of UWICAH, Swansea, Cardiff, and University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Lampeter (UWTSD). We have papers from Classics, Ancient History, and Egyptology, ranging from the third millenium BCE to the 8th century CE. Please see the full programme below and register if you are interested in attending.

UWICAH PG Conference – 16th November 2019

Singleton Abbey, Swansea University, SA2 8PP

Time Council Chamber Conference Room 2

9.30 Registration

Classics Egyptology I

10.00 Rebecca Rusk (Reading): The Rule of Zeus in Hesiod’s Theogony

Thomas Humphrey (UWTSD): Power and Diplomacy in the Amarna Letters: Cypro-Egyptian Relations in the 14th Century BCE

10.30 Brian McPhee (North Carolina): Brawn Without Brain? Mythopoetic Trajectories in Heracles’ Teratomachies

Rachael Cornwell (Liverpool): The Power of Change: The Accumulated Impact of Minor Linguistic Changes on the Egyptian Verbal System

11.00 Georgina Homer (Open University): Infamous Medea: Power Through Reputation and Infamy

John Rogers (Swansea): “I Made This as an Act of Praise”: Power and Agency in 7th-Century BCE Egyptian Non-Royal Statuary

11.30 Gina Bevan (Cardiff): Medusa’s Rape: Lady Gaga and Victimhood

Marwa Abdel Razek (Cairo/Cairo Museum): The Mystery of Female Figurines (Concubines) Represented on Plaques and Beds in the Cairo Museum

12.00 Lunch

Archaic and Classical Greece Egyptology II

12.45 Thomas Alexander Husøy (Swansea): Thessaly and the Narrative of Identities in Central Greece

Lonneke Deipeut (Leiden): Horses in Egypt: A Status Symbol or a Status Marker?

13.15 Richard Phillips (Birkbeck College, London): Cultural and Political Soft Power in the Ancient Greek World: Paros and Athens

Islam Alwakeel (Ain Shams): Offering of the Field (sḫt) in the Egyptian Temples of the Greco-Roman Period (Edfou-Dendara)

13.45 Matt Thompson (Nottingham): Projecting Power By Displaying Nothing? Possible Motivations for the Apparent Refusal of the Spartans to Dedicate Captured Arms

Henry Bohun (UWTSD): Exploring Ptolemy II Within the Narrative of Ancient Egyptian Kingship: Ruler Cult and Material Culture

14.15 Ana Garcia Espinosa (Cardiff): Mercenary Armies and Power: The Narrative of Leadership in Xenophon’s Anabasis

Frédéric Rouffet (Paul-Valéry): Title TBC, Egyptian Magic

14.45 Tea/Coffee

Council Chamber Conference Room 2

Late Classical Greece Egyptian and Roman History

15.15 Maria Gisella Giannone (Exeter): Narratives of Power By and Within Athens in Isocrates’ On the Peace

Ella McCafferty Wright (Cambridge): The Meroe Bust of Augustus and Narratives of Rebellion

15.45 Leon Battista Borsano (Scuola Normale Superiore): Kyrios Estō: Narrative(s) of Power in Late Classical Lycia

Consuelo Martino (St. Andrews): The Last Republican or the First Emperor? Discussing Suetonius’ Divus Iulius and the Political Power of Biographical Writing

16.15 Roberta Dainotto (Crete): Building Concepts of Power Through Narrative in Forensic Speeches: The Case of Apollodorus

Domiziana Rossi (Cardiff): Sasanian Kings as Decision-Makers: Reshaping the Ērānshahr

16.45 Roundtable Discussion of Day

17.30 Close

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