[SydPhil] Critical Antiquities Workshop - Marco Formisano

Tristan Bradshaw tbradshaw at uow.edu.au
Fri Nov 3 11:45:34 AEDT 2023

Dear all,

At the next Critical Antiquities Workshop, we are very excited to host Marco Formisano (Classics, Ghent University) for his paper, ‘“The Nomadic Alternative”: Classics in Motion.’

Please note, this will be a hybrid event. It will be broadcast on Zoom from the University of Sydney, in the School of Humanities Common Room (Rm 822 Brennan-MacCallum Building). Please join us in person if you are able.

It will be held on Thursday, November 16, 9:30am-11am (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne time).

Here is the time in other locations:

  *   Los Angeles/Vancouver: Wednesday, November 15, 2:30pm
  *   Chicago/Mexico City: Wednesday, November 15, 4:30pm
  *   New York: Wednesday, November 15, 5:30pm
  *   Santiago/Buenos Aires/Rio de Janeiro: Wednesday, November 15, 7:30pm
  *   Dublin/Belfast/London: Wednesday, November 15, 10:30pm
  *   Paris/Berlin/Rome/Johannesburg: Wednesday, November 15, 11:30pm
  *   Johannesburg/Athens/Cairo: Thursday, November 16, 12:30am
  *   Beijing/Singapore/Perth: Thursday, November 16, 6:30am
  *   Tokyo: Thursday, November 16, 7:30am
  *   Darwin: Thursday, November 16, 8am
  *   Brisbane: Thursday, November 16, 8:30am
  *   Adelaide: Thursday, November 16, 9am

To register, please sign up for the Critical Antiquities Network mailing list to receive Zoom links and CAN announcements: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/71KGCP7LAXf0WxwQqIzkwSc?domain=signup.e2ma.net

Here is the abstract:

Nothing seems to be so alien to scholarly activity than nomadic life, i.e. a non-sedentary existence, in constant motion and with an unstable identity, an identity that is not strictly connected to a specific place. Moreover, nomadic culture almost sounds like an oxymoron from a certain perspective: culture is always connected with fixed places and their possible transformations through the ages. But what if classicists adopt a nomadic perspective in order to read ancient Greek and Latin texts? Is there a textuality that can be defined as nomadic? Philosopher Rosi Braidotti discussed and identified a “nomadic theory” that resists dominant neo-liberal concepts of culture by emphasizing alterity, post-human otherness and the relevance of the environment.  In this talk, bearing the title of a book that British writer Bruce Chatwin wanted to write but was not able to accomplish, I launch the hypothesis of a nomadic approach to ancient texts, with the purpose of offering a new perspective on current debates proliferating around the discipline of Classics, its role in contemporary culture, and its uncertain future.

We hope to see you there,

Tristan and Ben

Tristan Bradshaw
Lecturer, School of Liberal Arts | Co-director, Critical Antiquities Network
Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities | Building 19 Room 1085
University of Wollongong NSW 2522 Australia
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