Grief, Mourning And Consolation Symposium
When:
Friday 15 September, 10.15am-4pm
Where:
Institute of Advanced Studies, UWA
Cost:
Free
Audience:
Postgraduate Students, Early Career Researchers, Academics

**This Masterclass is Full**

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Grief, Mourning And Consolation: perspectives ancient and early modern.

A symposium with Professor Han Baltussen, the Walter Watson Hughes Professor of Classics, University of Adelaide.

Grief, particularly the grief associated with bereavement, has been a constant companion of humanity throughout the ages.

This symposium will explore various modalities of expression of such loss across time; they ask how cultural conventions and philosophical understandings have shaped the experience of grief, and engage with articulations of grief in public and private contexts.

Professor Han Baltussen, the Walter Watson Hughes Professor of Classics, University of Adelaide and UWA Institute of Advanced Studies Visiting Fellow is the keynote speaker for this event. He will present a paper on Epistolary emotions: Cicero’s grief account in his letters to Atticus.

Presenters:

Professor Susan Broomhall
Heart Tombs: Catherine de Medici and the material embodiment of emotion

Tara Auty
Mourning a Lost Empire: nostalgia and grief in selected quattrocento neo-Latin epics

Dr Kirk Essary
Between Reasonable Sadness and Senseless Wailing: grief and consolation in the 16th Century

Michael Schrader
Grief and Forgiveness

Dr Lara O’Sullivan
Defending the Dead: mourning in the Peripatetic School

Heiko Westphal
Comfort by Comparison: the role of Exempla in the Process of (Self-) Consolation

Dr Neil O’Sullivan
The Joy of Greek: Cicero’s bereavement and the disappearance