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The Network for the Interface of Classics and Politics

The Network examines the relationship between contemporary politics (broadly defined) and classical rhetorical and oratorical debates.

Our aim is to bring scholars at any stage of their careers together with an interest in the how politicians communicate. We organise an annual conference in Liverpool for interested academics to share their latest research, discuss collaborations, and to foster an interdisciplinary community of scholars.

People Students and academics in conversation by a poster


Find out more about our members.

News Professor Jon Tonge with students reading newspapers


Read the latest news from The Network.

Teaching Dr Alex Mackenzie with students in class

Undergraduate Teaching

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Publications A pile of books written by University of Liverpool academics


We have published in leading journals on classical and contemporary politics.

Events A lecture taking place in the Leggate lecture theatre


Find out more about our upcoming events.