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Modernity’s Classics Workshop 2010



Thursday, June 24

19:00 Dinner (for those who have already arrived in Heidelberg)


Friday, June 25

09:00‐10:30 Reception Studies

Nicholas de Lange: The Septuagint as a Jewish Classic

Rudolf Wagner: The Classic, the State, and Modernity

Presenter: Ann Hanson

10:30‐11:00 Coffee break

11:00‐12:30 Pasts and Presences

Gadi Algazi

Michail Fotiadis: Iconoclasm

Presenter: Mustapha Pasha

12:30‐14:00 Lunch

14:00‐15:30 Modernizing Classical Ethics

Ann Hanson: Greek Medicine Transfers to Rome

Mustapha Pasha: Modernity’s Islamicist: Sayyid Qutb’s Theocentric Reconstruction of Sovereignty

Presenter: Joachim Kurtz

15:30‐16:00 Coffee break

16:00‐17:30 Interpretation

Rajeev Bhargava: The ‘Secular Ideal’ before Secularism: A Preliminary    Sketch

André Laks : Phénomènes et références

Presenter: Setrag Manoukian

19:00 Dinner

Saturday, June 26

09:00‐10:30 Strategies of reading

Sally Humphreys: Towards an Anthropology of Reading

Denis Thouard: The Consequences of Philologization

Presenter: Nicholas de Lange

10:30‐11:00 Coffee break

11:00‐13:00 Recreating a “classical” environment

Ron Inden: Classics in the Garden: Symposia in an Earthly Paradise

Monica Juneja: The Making of New Delhi – classical aesthetics, “oriental” tradition and architectural practice

Presenter: Rajeev Bhargava

13:00‐14:00 Lunch

14:00‐15:30 Nations and Classics

Setrag Manoukian: The Ruins of the Others: History and Modernity in Iran

Peter Pormann: Arab Modernity and Islamic Classics

Presenters: Denis Thouard, Wang Tao

15:30‐16:00 Coffee break

16:00‐17:30 Seeing and disciplines

Denis Thouard and Wang Tao

James Porter: Samuel Butler and the Subversion of Philology

Presenter: Ron Inden

19:00 Dinner


Sunday, June 27

09:00‐10:30 Introduction to Volume

Sally Humphreys and Rudolf Wagner

Presenters: Michail Fotiadis, Peter Pormann

10:30‐11:00 Coffee break

11:00‐12:30: Order of papers, cross‐linkages

12:30‐14:00 Lunch

14:00‐15:00 Format, etc.

18:30 Dinner (for those who are still in Heidelberg) 


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