Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry, September 12-14, 2017

Theme: Callimachus Revisited: New Perspectives in Callimachean Scholarship 

Location: Groningen University, The Netherlands

Organising committee: Jacqueline Klooster, RUG; Martine Cuypers, Trinity College Dublin.

The Groningen Workshops on Hellenistic Poetry have over the past 25 years provided an important venue for the presentation of new ideas in the field of Hellenistic poetry. In September 2017 the instigator and organizer of these workshops, Professor Annette Harder, will be retiring from the University of Groningen, which means that an end of the workshops in their present form is imminent.

To honor Annette Harder and fittingly celebrate her career in the service of Hellenistic poetry, whose acme has undoubtedly been the publication of a monumental new edition of Callimachus’ Aetia (OUP 2012), we are organizing a final Groningen Workshop entitled,’Callimachus Revisited’, on September 12-14, 2017. 

Callimachus formed the focus of the first Groningen workshop in 1992, and was revisited in 2002. It seems fitting to close the series by returning to this central poet once more, ask how our understanding of Callimachus has developed over the past 25 years, and consider future directions.

The workshop will co-incide with Annette Harder’s Valedictory Lecture, on 14 September, 2017. 

Unlike previous editions, there has been no open Call for Papers this year, as all speakers have been especially selected for this special occasion to reflect the history of the workshop. Confirmed speakers: Richard Hunter, James Clauss, Alex Sens, Peter Bing, Susan Stephens, Damien Nelis, Benjamin-Acosta Hughes, Adolf Köhnken, Ewen Bowie, Jackie Murray, Robert Kirstein, Jan Kwapisz, Frederick Williams, Evian Sistakou, Kathryn Gutzwiller, Floris Overduin.

To participate, as respondent to one of the papers, or as an auditor, please fill in the application form before May 31, 2017:

http://www.rug.nl/let/organization/bestuur-afdelingen-en-medewerkers/afdelingen/afdeling-gltc/hellenisticpoetry/

If you would like to respond to one of the papers, please say so in the section ‘further remarks’, and we will get in touch about the possibilities.

A conference fee of 100 euro (staff) / 50 euro (students) applies.

Should you wish any further information, please contact Sean McGrath (s.e.mcgrath@rug.nl) or Jacqueline Klooster J.J.H.Klooster (J.J.H.Klooster@rug.nl).

Groningen Workshop on Hellenistic Poetry

The Groningen Workshops on Hellenistic Poetry have over the past 25 years provided an important venue for the presentation of new ideas in the field of Hellenistic poetry. In September 2017 the instigator and organizer of these workshops, Professor Annette Harder, will be retiring from the University of Groningen, which means that an end of the workshops in their present form is imminent.

To honor Annette Harder and fittingly celebrate her career in the service of Hellenistic poetry, whose acme has undoubtedly been the publication of a monumental new edition of Callimachus’ Aetia, we are organizing a final Groningen Workshop entitled,’Callimachus Revisited’, on September 12-14, 2017. Callimachus formed the focus of the first Groningen workshop in 1992, and was revisited in 2002. It seems fitting to close the series by returning to this central poet once more, ask how our understanding of Callimachus has developed over the past 25 years, and consider future directions.

The workshop will co-incide with Annette’s Valedictory Lecture, on 14th September, 2017. Unlike previous editions, there is no open Call for Papers this year, as all speakers have been especially selected for this special occasion. But of course all are welcome to attend and help celebrate Annette’s career. The program of the workshop and other practical information will be published on the website as soon as possible.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

On behalf of the organizing committee,

Dr. Martine Cuypers (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr. Jacqueline Klooster (University of Groningen)

Overview of the Groningen Workshops on Hellenistic Poetry

  1. Callimachus (1992)
  2. Theocritus (1994)
  3. Genre in Hellenistic Poetry (1996)
  4. Apollonius Rhodius (1998)
  5. Hellenistic Epigrams (2000)
  6. Callimachus II (2002)
  7. Beyond the Canon (2004)
  8. Nature and Science in Hellenistic Poetry (2006)
  9. Gods and Religion in Hellenistic Poetry (2008)
  10. Hellenistic Poetry in Context (2010)
  11. Past and Present in Hellenistic Poetry (2013)
  12. Drama and Performance in Hellenistic Poetry (2015)

The proceedings of every workshop are published in the series ‘ Hellenistica Groningana ’ by Peeters Publishers (Leuven). The first three volumes are published by Forsten Publishing (Groningen).