Special Guest Lecture being held in the Senate House *tomorrow* (in collaboration with UCL and KCL
Prof. Joan Breton Connelly (New York University) Acropolis and Parthenon: Genealogical Myth, Boundary Catastrophes and Local Memory
When: Wednesday 19th March 2014, 17:15 – 18:45
Where: Senate House (WC1E 7HU ), South Block, Room G22/26
The Parthenon’s sculptural program is steeped in genealogical myth beckoning ever backward across imagined aeons. Cosmic and epic narratives, and the great boundary catastrophes that separated the ages, established temporal and topographic frameworks through which Athenians understood who they were and where they came from. By taking the long view from the Archaic Acropolis through to the fifth century, the power of architectural sculpture in creating and communicating a shared memory of Athenian origins and identity is revealed. For a culture without media, and without a sacred text, the centrality of great architectural sculptures in forging this solidarity cannot be overstated.
The event will be followed by a reception sponsored by Head of Zeus publications.
This is an open and public event: all are very warmly invited.
For more information, please visit http://events.sas.ac.uk/icls/events/view/16003 .