ACRSN Mission Statement

Classical Reception is the study of how the cultures of the Greco-Roman world have been 'received' by subsequent generations, how they have been appropriated, reconceptualized and recontextualized, and how, in the process, they have shaped the history of ideas in the modern world.

The ACRSN was established in 2006 in response to the need for a regional focal point for scholars working within this exciting and ever-strengthening field of research.

The purpose of the ACRSN is threefold:

  1. To facilitate contact between classical reception scholars within the Australasian region and thus foster a lively intellectual interchange;

  2. To provide links to relevant international research and teaching resources;

  3. To co-ordinate a variety of reception-focused events, including seminar series, special lectures, conferences and one-day colloquia.

Above all, it is our mission to contest the notion that classics is something fixed or finite, and to champion the counter-belief that antiquity and modernity are in continous and mutually-illuminating dialogue.

Co-ordinator: Professor Alastair Blanshard (University of Queensland).

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