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Forum Antiquum Lectures Spring 2021

Every semester, the Classics department of Leiden University organizes a series of lectures (the Forum Antiquum). The lectures are held every other week on Thursdays at 15:30. We invite both Dutch and international speakers and well-known experts and promising young researchers to speak about a topic of their choice.

The lectures are open to everybody interested; registration is not required. Forum Antiquum is made possible by Prof. Ineke Sluiter’s Spinoza Prize.

Location and contact

The lectures are online.
Physical meetings are still very restricted for anything that is not part of the regular education programme. Therefore, we will meet in the following Kaltura Live Room. 

More information will follow.
We start at 15:30.  
For more information about Forum Antiquum and the link to the liveroom, please contact 
Henric Jansen or Iris van Kuijk.
Abstracts of the lectures and information about the speakers will follow.


11 February 2021:
Leanne Jansen'The glory of ethical leadership: Plutarch and Seneca on Cicero's failure to practice philosophy'

18 February 2021:
Tazuko van Berkel: 'Will the real homo economicus please stand up?' 

4 March 2021:
Mauro Bonazzi: ‘Political all too political. Protagoras against the experts’

18 March 2021:
Luuk Huitink: 'Plotting History: writing your own Anabasis

29 April 2021:
Carrie Vout: Fleshing out the body politic at Rome’ 

20 May 2021:
Antje Wessels: TBA

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