I'm delighted to announce our speakers and topics. I look forward to welcoming to Roehampton current researchers from seven (a good Athena-related number...) European countries: Austria, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland and the UK. This running order is provisional. I'm aiming to finalise the programme by 20th May.
Marion Meyer, University of Vienna, “Athena and her foster child”
Maciej Paprocki, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, “Trickster Athena as a granddaughter of Okeanos and Tethys"
Ellie Mackin, King’s College London, “Weaving Athena: An object-focused study of girls and women approaching Athena as a poliadic deity”
Bartłomiej Bednarek, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, “Bringing stools to Athena?”
Manon Champier, Université Toulouse-2-Jean Jaurès, “Athena in official images in the French 19th century"
Amanda Potter, Open University, UK, “Goddess of Wisdom, Warfare and Knitting: Athena in the Popular Imagination"
Alessandra Abbattista, University of Roehampton, London and Fabio Lo Piparo Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, “The two folds of Athena’s garment: military and maternal aegis in Euripides’ Ion"
Owen Rees, Manchester Metropolitan University, “The disappearance of Athena from classical warrior-departure scenes"
Sandya Sistac, Université Toulouse-2-Jean Jaurès, “‘Her do thou smite’ (Il. 5.132): a preliminary study of the relationships between Athena and Aphrodite in Homeric epic”
Christopher Lillington-Martin, University of Reading and Summer Fields, Oxford “Symbolism of Athena, and her metamorphoses, by means of the olive, in Homer’s Odyssey and Procopius’ Wars"
Marianne Kleibrink and Elizabeth Weistra, University of Groningen, “Cult in context: an early Athena in Calabria?”
Ingo Schaaf, University of Konstanz, “Kyria Athenais: Transformations of Pallas and Parthenon in Late Antique Athens”
Chairs: Susan Deacy, Tony Keen, José Magalhaes, University of Roehampton, London