The Friends of the British School at Athens, The Scottish-Hellenic Societies of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews are holding a one-day meeting on Saturday 29 March 2014.
The speakers (titles to be finalised) will be: Dr Robin Barber (Scottish archaeologists on Melos), Prof. William Cavanagh (Helen, Menelaus and the archaeology of Sparta), Prof. Dimitris Tziovas (Modern Greek Culture and Antiquity), Dr David Wingrove (Greek cinema).
From 10.45 Coffee
11. 30 Introductory remarks by Professor Keith Rutter, President of the Edinburgh Scottish Hellenic Society, and Professor Peter Warren, Hon. General Secretary, Friends of the BSA (UK)
11.40–12.20 Professor Dimitris Tziovas, From eternal glory to critical history: Antiquity and Modern Greek culture
12.20–13.00 Professor Bill Cavanagh, Helen, Menelaus and the archaeology of Sparta
13.00–14.20 Sandwich Lunch
14.20–15.00 Dr Robin Barber, Scottish archaeologists on Melos
15.00–15.40 Dr. David Wingrove, Classical Tragedy on Film – the Tragic Heroine as Greek Star
15.40–15.50 Closing remarks
19.30 Evening party, at The TLI English Language School, 48Palmerston Place (opposite St Mary’s Cathedral), by kind permission of Ian and Eileen McIntyre
Thursday, March 27, Lecture: Prof.Catherine Morgan, Director of the British School at Athens, ‘The excavations in Ithaka’ (5.00 pm, Teviot Lecture Theatre, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh University)
Friday, March 28, Lecture: Prof. Catherine Morgan, ‘The work of the British School at Athens’ (5.10pm, Meadows Lecture Theatre, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Edinburgh University)
Sunday, March 30, Prof N.K. Rutter. Walking tour of neo-classical Edinburgh.About 1 ½ hours. Meet outside the Balmoral Hotel (East end of Princes St.). Time to be notified