UTMACS: Katherine Harloe, ICS London

When and Where

Friday, December 01, 2023 1:10 pm to 4:00 pm
Live via Zoom


Katherine Harloe, Institute for Classical Studies, London


2023-24 University of Toronto Mississauga Annual Classics Seminar Series: "Centre and Periphery"

Reading Winckelmann's Love Letters Across Classical and Vernacular Literary Canons
Katherine Harloe, Professor of Classics and Director of the Institute of Classical Studies, London

Speaker Bio
Professor Harloe is an interdisciplinary classicist whose research spans the history of classical scholarship, the reception of Greek and Roman antiquity in European culture from the eighteenth to the twentieth centuries, the history of political thought and gender history. She is known particularly for her work on the eighteenth-century scholar Johann Joachim Winckelmann, the so-called 'father' of classical archaeology, and has also published on authors ranging from Sappho, Thucydides and Pausanias to Hannah Arendt and Walter Pater. She is currently working on a study of Winckelmann's queer love letters and is also principal investigator of 'Beyond Notability: Re-evaluating Women's Work in Archaeology, History and Heritage in Britain, 1870 - 1950', a three-year (2021 - 24) project that explores the potential of historical archives to uncover hidden histories of scholarship and is pioneering new modes of public engagement in partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of London.

The theme for this year's UTM Annual Classics Seminar (UTMACS) is centre and periphery. The speakers will challenge and explore this topic from various perspectives. For those who have not yet attended a UTMACS seminar, the sessions are in two parts, consisting of (1) a lecture (1:10–approx. 2:40 pm) followed, after a short break, by (2) a seminar-style discussion (3–4 pm) that is centred on the ‘focus item’ specified by the lecturer.

Professor Harloe's talk will take place on Friday, December 1st, 1:10PM to 4:00PM, broadcast live via Zoom.

Contact Martin Revermann (m.revermann@utoronto.ca) for the meeting link