ACE & Creativity Conference

Posted on: 2 October 2023 by Giulia Tonon in 2023 posts

An invitation to the ace and creativity blog conference

The ACE & Creativity blog is celebrating its first birthday! And we are delighted to announce the ‘ACE & Creativity Conference’ which will take place online on Zoom Saturday 7 October and Sunday 8 October 2023.

Zoom Links

Access the zoom link for 7 October

Access the zoom link for 8 October

On April 6th, 2022, Dr. Amanda Potter inaugurated the ‘ACE & Creativity’ blog series with a short story centred around the Venus de Milo, and an invitation for students and early career researchers to freely share their creative approaches to the ancient world and its reception.

Amanda, Guendalina, and I are delighted to announce the ‘ACE & Creativity Conference’ which will take place on Zoom on October  7 – 8, 2023. This will be foremost a platform to present all types of creative engagement such as creative writing, theatre, visual arts and music, showcasing an interdisciplinary approach to artmaking and research-led practice. We encourage you to freely explore your artistry and share your research and passion with a broad audience.

It will include papers and workshops that discuss Antiquity-related creative projects, including innovative approaches to archaeological-historical research, and plans for public engagement and accessibility, showcasing how creativity can open Classical studies to the wider audience. 

Conference timings

Saturday 7 October

9:00 – 9:15

9:15 – 9:45
Amanda Potter (Open University)
Why Fanfiction isn’t just a guilty pleasure: A case study on Circe fiction

9:45 – 10:45
Panel 1 - Ancient Performance (chair: Guendalina D.M. Taietti)

9:45 – 10:15
Phyllis Brighouse (University of Liverpool) War and Greek old Comedy: a Dialogue between Past and Present in Aristophanes’ Knights

10:15 – 10:45
Enrico Piergiacomi (Technion, Israel Institute of Technology) Theatersophy. Interactions between philosophy and musical performance

10:45 – 11:00
Coffee Break

11:00 – 12:30
Workshop 1 - Short Story Writing with Caroline Lawrence

12:30 – 13:30
Lunch Break

13:30 – 15:00
Panel 2 - Project Showcase (chair: Giulia Tonon)

13:30 – 14:00
Anthony Jude Smith, Anastasia Pantazopoulou (Carleton college-University of Florida).
Empowering Girls: Reimagining Female Stories of the Past and the Present

14:00 – 14:30
James Ford (Stoa Strategy)
Modelling heritage outreach projects for historical researchers

14:30 – 15:00
Victoria Doherty-Bone (University of Liverpool)
New Ways to Read the Room: Using ancient literature in a reading support group

15:00 – 15:15
Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45
Workshop 2 - Comic Drawing with Hannah Kate Sackett

16:45 Closing remarks

Sunday 8 October

9:00 – 9:15

9:15 – 10:15
Workshop 3 - Virtual Reality Oracle with Richard Cole and Esther Eidinow

10:15 – 10:30
Coffee Break

10:30 - 12:00
Panel 3 - Ancient Visual Culture (chair: Guendalina D.M. Taietti)

10:30 – 11:00
Ana Rita Figueira (University of Lisbon)
Looking Creatively into Homer and the Greek Figured Pots

11:00 – 11:30
Emily Deakin (University of Durham)
What a Woman can do: The importance of visual art for the study of female creativity in the early Roman Empire

11:30 – 12:00
Yukiko Saito (Osaka University)
Viewing Gleaming, Rapidly-Mobile Scenery with Αἰολός: Brilliance and Motion Reflected within its Transformed Religious Aspects in Homer

12:00 – 13:00
Lunch Break

13:00 – 15:00
Panel 4 - Audio-visual Creativity (chair: Giulia Tonon)

13:00 – 13:30
Jaclyn Neel, Alyssa Goswell, Pascale LaRiviere, Kristen Raymond (Carleton University)
Big Bad Wolf? Romulus and Remus on YouTube

13:30 – 14:00
Marios Koutsoukos (University of Liverpool)
A Manual of Incorporeal Anatomy: Late Antique Gods and Daemons Reimagined for the Modern World Through Artistic Nude Photography

14:00 – 14:30
Jeremy Swist (Miami University)
Julian’s Symposium of the Caesars: Translating and Directing a Podcast Drama

14:30 - 15:00
Aislinn Melchior (University of Puget Sound)
Women and Agency in Empire of Venus

15:00 – 15:15
Coffee Break

15:15 – 16:45
Workshop 4 - Poetry Writing with Emily Lord-Kambitsch and Wendy Haines

Closing remarks