Antiquity in Media Studies Conference December 11-12

ANTIQUITY IN MEDIA STUDIES is holding our first-ever virtual conference, and you’re invited!

via Zoom on 11-12 December 2020, Eastern Standard Time

AIMS is a newly organized group of scholars who collaborate on research, pedagogy, and outreach activities that examine and enrich how people around the world engage with the concept and contents of “antiquity” in a variety of media. Since our inception via the Classical Antiquity section of the Film & History conference, we have been expanding our focus to include the wider Mediterranean world, with the goal of welcoming engagements with antiquities from around the globe.

In recognition of the ever-greater ubiquity of screens in our professional lives under COVID, this year’s conference focuses on receptions through screen-media platforms, including film, television, streaming video, video games, and social media. Our closing session features remarks on the state of Classical Reception Studies by Monica S. Cyrino (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque) and Antony Augoustakis (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign).

The detailed program, abstracts, code of conduct, and other information are available at the conference website:

Registration for the conference is free, and required for all participants. Zoom join-codes and passwords will be sent to registrants.

Registration is available by this form and through the conference website.

Questions about registration and the conference may be directed to Roger Macfarlane, Secretary-Treasurer of AIMS.

Friday, 11 December 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (EST)
Panel 1 / Representing “The East”

11:40 AM – 1:10 PM (EST)
Panel 2 / Dehumanizations

1:20 PM – 2:05 PM (EST)
Social hour

Saturday, 12 December 2020

10:00 AM – 11:30 AM (EST)
Panel 5 / Pedagogy and Outreach

11:40 AM – 12:30 PM (EST)
Roundtable 3 / A Greek Mythology-Based Writing Workshop

12:50 PM – 1:35 PM (EST)
Social hour

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM (EST)
Panel 6 / Genre and Sexuality

2:55 PM – 3:55 PM (EST)
Roundtable 4 / Introducing AntiquiTropes

4:05 PM – 5:05 PM (EST)
AIMS Business meeting

5:15 PM – 6:45 PM (EST)
Panel 7 / Processing Female Anger

6:55 PM – 7:45 PM (EST)
Recognitions & Remarks, featuring Monica S. Cyrino and Antony Augoustakis

For a more detailed program, please visit the conference website at

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