De afdeling Grieks van de Universiteit Gent beschouwt de Griekse taal en literatuur als een bron van inspiratie die zichzelf voortdurend vernieuwt. We benaderen Griekse taal- en letterkunde zo ruim mogelijk, zowel in tijdskader als in vraagstelling: Homerische metriek, plotstructuren in de antieke liefdesroman, Byzantijnse inscripties, … het behoort allemaal tot ons interesseveld.

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    Conference: Monsters in the classroom – Latin and Greek at primary school

    congres, Oude Grieken - Jonge Helden

    This international conference is dedicated to the teaching of Latin and Ancient Greek at Primary school, with talks and discussions by practitioners from Belgium, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the United States. The conference is open to all: we invite teachers and students from all levels of education and other interested parties from any country to join the discussions on organization, pedagogy, and inclusivity.

    Conference language: English. Simultaneous translation into French available.

    When: 26 January 2022 from 2 to 6pm Central European Time on Zoom

    More information and registration: https://www.oudegriekenjongehelden.ugent.be/conference/

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    Workshop: Ancient concepts of fiction and narrative in the imperial period and late antiquity

    Novel Saints, workshop

    We are delighted to invite you to a one-day online workshop organized by the Novel Echoes ERC-project at Ghent University, as part of the Ghent-Kent-Lille cross-border research programme, taking place on February 4th 2022.


    This is the first of a series of three workshops co-organised by the universities of Ghent, Kent, and Lille, organized with the aim of generating new insights on the distinctions between true, false, and plausible narratives in the Mediterranean region 100-700 CE, a period of transition from pluralist polytheism to a Christian Empire and from Antiquity to the Middle Ages. This period saw a flourishing of different kinds of narratives with differing claims to truth. How do such attitudes to truth, fiction, and lies and their interrelationship alter during this period and how is this manifest in the written narratives?


    This first workshop explores in particular texts from Late Antiquity as an inflection point for these kinds of concerns. Recent scholarship has done much to encourage a more diverse and productive approach to pagan and Christian literature rather than seeing the two as a strict dichotomy, but more work remains to be done on both the sheer breadth of underexplored texts from this period and the diversity of their engagement with questions of truth and falsehood. This workshop aims to explore this crucial transition period by looking at a variety of works which test the boundaries of such binary periodizations and open up a more nuanced understanding of fiction between and across such diverse narratives.


    All information and registration: https://www.novelsaints.ugent.be/event/ancient-concepts-of-fiction-and-narrative/

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    Khadija El Kharraz Alami, ‘Nu ben ik Medea’: theatervoorstelling & interview

    NTGent Schouwburg (Sint-Baafsplein 17, 9000 Gent)

    Meer details volgen later.

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