Registration Announcement

Registration Open

Fifth Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW)

14th-15th December 2015

University of Nottingham

It is with great pleasure that we announce that registration for the fifth Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World is now open. AMPRAW 2015 will be a two-day conference providing UK and international postgraduate students from all disciplines with the opportunity to present their research to the growing academic community focusing on classical reception.

This year’s conference will be held from Monday 14th to Tuesday 15th December 2015 at the University of Nottingham.

Building on the success of recent AMPRAWs, this year’s focus is ‘Orthodoxy and Dissent’. This theme relates to many aspects of reception studies, and the conference includes panels on literary, material and visual culture, translation studies, and political thought.

The exciting agenda includes a keynote speech by Dr Gideon Nisbet, whose latest work has focused on reception of epigram (including a translation of Martial), and a workshop by Clare Pollard, the poet who recently published a contemporary verse translation of Ovid’s ‘Heroides’. An evening reception and entertainment on Monday 14th December have been arranged in partnership with Nottingham’s Centre for Ancient Drama and its Reception (CADRE).

A small number of bursaries (up to £100 each) are available to conference-goers and speakers alike. Details on how to apply will appear on our website shortly.

The subsidised conference fee is £15 per delegate if you register by 20th November (rising to £20 thereafter), which includes conference packs, refreshments, a wine reception and two buffet lunches. To register, please sign up at:

There will also be a conference dinner on the 14th December, which can be booked during registration. This will be £20 for a three course Italian meal.

For up-to-date conference news, information on local accommodation and details of the full programme, please visit our website: and get involved on twitter @AMPRAW2015. Please email the conference team at if you have any questions.


John Bloxham, Melanie Fitton-Hayward, Harriet Lander and Annie Zourgou


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