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Forms of Forgetting in Antiquity
28 Feb. 2019 -
11:00 - 12:30
Korte Spinhuissteeg
Conference Room

Forms of Forgetting in Antiquity

NIAS Seminar

Philologist Verena Schulz will discuss how forgetting shapes cultural memory in antiquity.

About the Seminar

This NIAS seminar focuses on the dark side of memory and its counterpart: forgetting. We will study both modern approaches to “forgetting” (e.g. in Sociology) and Greek and Latin texts, mostly from the first century CE. Which forms of forgetting do these texts depict and how do they do it? Which strategies do they apply to let certain pieces of knowledge slip into oblivion? We will discuss both a definition of “forgetting” and a new typology of forms forgetting that help to analyse (ancient) texts.

Discussant: Prof.dr. Ineke Sluiter

About NIAS Seminars

NIAS Seminars are aimed to stimulate scientific cross-pollination within the NIAS academic community, but seminars are open to others who are interested. Please  if you wish to attend.