Postgraduates at Classics at Reading are delighted to be hosting the Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in Ancient Literature (AMPAL) 2020. The theme is Fear and the conference will be held at the University of Reading on the 15th and 16th of June 2020.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Keynote Speech will be delivered by Professor Fiona McHardy (University of Roehampton, London).

AMPAL 2020 includes a tour of the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, our departmental museum founded by Percy and Annie Ure. Ure Museum has one of the largest collections of Greek pottery in the UK with a wide variety of displays ranging from Ancient Egypt to Greek Symposion. In addition to the museum’s permanent display, we are proud to present two temporary displays: the British Museum’s ‘Spotlight loan’ on the theme of ‘Helen and Achilles: beauty, heroism & the fall of Troy’, and an inaugural student exhibit designed specifically for the conference theme, ‘Emotions Beyond Words: Fear in Ancient Culture’.

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