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Wolfson (Ancient) Warfare Wednesdays

This webinar series showcases the latest developments in the field of ancient Greek warfare, providing weekly talks by experts focusing on the major areas of interest in recent scholarship. Register here.

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Greek warfare continues to attract major interest among both academics and the general public. The last few years have witnessed a steady stream of scholarly monographs and handbooks, each offering new approaches, perspectives and directions. While many lively debates continue to challenge our understanding of how and why the Greeks fought their wars, the subject remains equally appealing to popular imagination, as indicated by graphic novels, films and computer games, such as Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018) and A Total War Saga: Troy (2020).

In the first instance, the webinars will follow the main conceptual categories used to approach the practice, ideology and reception (both ancient and modern) of Greek warfare; these include economics, historiography, mythology, psychology and computer games. The webinars are intended to promote the study of ancient warfare among the Wolfson community and the wider public by providing a platform for discussion and learning. They are aimed at students, academics and anyone with an interest in history; each talk will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the speaker.

The talks take place as recurring Zoom webinars, starting at 18.00. Please register here (single registration for entire series). For more information about the series please contact Dr Cezary Kucewicz.

Programme

Date Speaker Topic
10 June Dr Owen Rees (MMU) Greek Warfare and Psychology
17 June Dr Joshua Hall (Linn-Benton) Greek Warfare and Video Games 
24 June Dr Manu Dal Borgo (Cambridge) Greek Warfare and Economics 
1 July Dr Roel Konijnendijk (Leiden) Greek Warfare and Historiography
8 July Dr Cezary Kucewicz (Gdańsk) Greek Warfare and Mythology 
15 July Professor Stephen Hodkinson (Nottingham) Greek Warfare and the Spartan Mirage

As a webinar attendee, you can view the speakers' and hosts' videos and see their presentations. The Q&A facility allows you to engage with the speakers after the talk. You do not need a camera yourself, as attendee videos are not shown. More information on how to join a webinar is available here.

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