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HRC Colloquium 2024 - 'Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles'

Humanities Research Centre/ British Epigraphy Society Colloquium

Saturday 11th May 2024, 09:15-19:00, University of Warwick (Coventry)
We are delighted that this colloquium will be a joint event of the BES (The British Epigraphy Society - Welcome) and the HRC. The theme of our joint colloquium will be 'Collecting Antiquities in the British Isles' and we very much hope to attract a broad range of speakers interested not just in inscriptions, but also in the place of inscriptions within wider narratives of collecting from the 16th century onwards.
*Registration has now closed*
£20 standard / £15 BES members & University of Warwick staff / £10 students / £0 speakers (exempt)
Optional dinner for all attendees £35

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Programme - Venue: Scarman House

9.15 Welcome (Alison Cooley, President of BES/Director of HRC)

Chair: Alison Cooley

9.30-10.15 Charlotte Woodhead (Warwick Law School) ‘Legal perspectives on collecting in the British Isles’

10.15-11.00 Hardeep Singh Dhindsa (King’s College London) ‘The Classical and the Colonial: Visualising Spatial and Ideological Separation in Eighteenth-Century Collections’

11.00-11.20 Coffee break

Chair: Thomas Corsten

11.20-12.05 Alexandra Solovyev (University of Oxford), ‘'Destruction committed chiefly by the English': British and Ottoman Responses to J. T. Wood's Excavations at Ephesus’

12.05-12.50 Peter Liddel (University of Manchester), ‘The Traffic in Greek Inscriptions. Nineteenth-Century Narratives about the British acquisition of Greek Inscriptions'

12.50-13.40 Lunch

Chair: Silvia Orlandi

13.40-14.25 Alan Montgomery (Independent scholar), ‘Authentick Vouchers of Antiquity’: Collecting Roman Inscriptions in Eighteenth-Century Scotland

14.25-15.10 Shushma Malik (University of Cambridge) and Jane Masséglia (University of Leicester), ‘It takes a village: actors and extras in the making of the ‘Bankes’ collection’

15.10-15.55 Caroline Barron (Durham University), ‘A Museum of Learned Lumber: Romano-British inscriptions at Rokeby Hall’

15.55-16.15 Tea break

Chair: Alex Mullen

16.15-17.00 Benet Salway (UCL) ‘An unpublished cinerary casket and other Roman antiquities at Nymans House, Sussex’

17.00-17.45 Alexander Thein (University College Dublin) ‘A verse Latin funerary inscription in University College Dublin’

17.45-18.15 Concluding roundtable discussion

18.15 Drinks - Radcliffe House

19.00 Dinner - Radcliffe House (at participants’ own cost)

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