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Wolfson (Ancient) Warfare Wednesdays

Wed 10 June - Wed 8 July

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Greek warfare continues to attract major interest among both academics and the general public. The last few years have witnessed a steady stream of scholarly monographs and handbooks, each offering new approaches, perspectives and directions. While many lively debates continue to challenge our understanding of how and why the Greeks fought their wars, the subject remains equally appealing to popular imagination, as indicated by graphic novels, films and computer games, such as Assassin’s Creed: Odyssey (2018) and A Total War Saga: Troy (2020).

In the first instance, the webinars will follow the main conceptual categories used to approach the practice, ideology and reception (both ancient and modern) of Greek warfare; these include economics, historiography, mythology, psychology and computer games. The webinars are intended to promote the study of ancient warfare among the Wolfson community and the wider public by providing a platform for discussion and learning. They are aimed at students, academics and anyone with an interest in history; each talk will be followed by a brief Q&A session with the speaker.

The talks take place as recurring Zoom webinars, starting at 18.00. Please register via zoom (single registration for entire series). For more information about the series please contact Dr Cezary Kucewicz.

Registration: https://wolfson-cam-ac-uk.zoom.us/webinar/register/1715910933371/WN_4jPWEfOYSBKW76pt91BLmw
More information: https://www.wolfson.cam.ac.uk/about-wolfson/events/wolfson-ancient-warfare-wednesdays


10 June: Dr Owen Rees (MMU) — Greek Warfare and Psychology
17 June: Dr Joshua Hall (Linn-Benton) — Greek Warfare and Computer Games
24 June: Dr Manuela Dal Borgo (Cambridge) — Greek Warfare and Economics
1 July: Dr Roel Konijnendijk (Leiden) — Greek Warfare and Historiography
8 July: Dr Cezary Kucewicz (Gda?sk) — Greek Warfare and Mythology

Enquiries and booking

Please note that booking is required for this event.

Enquiries: Julian Siebert Website Email: events@wolfson.cam.ac.uk


6:00pm-7:00pm Wednesday every week , for 5 sessions starting Wednesday 10 June

All times

Wed 10 June 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wed 17 June 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wed 24 June 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wed 1 July 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Wed 8 July 6:00PM - 7:00PM


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