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The Three Graces
The Three Graces. Photo (cc) Maddie Digital.

One of the things I’m working on has moved a step closer to fruition. I say I’m working on, Alexandra Smith at Cardiff is doing most of the work at the moment. Anyway, there’ll be a session on Classics, Astronomy and Interdisciplinarity at the Classical Association 2008 Meeting in Liverpool. There’ll be four papers:

  • Astronomy and Ancient Greek Cult: New Perspectives to Greek Religious Architecture and Cult Practices. Dr. Efrosyni Boutsikas (Leicester)
  • Astronomy, Stoicism and Politics in Aratus’ Phaenomena. Stamatina Mastorakou (Imperial)
  • Impossible to Ignore? Some Uncomfortable Implications of the Antikythera Mechanism. Prof. Mike Edmunds (Cardiff University and The Antikythera Mechanism Research Project)
  • Eclipses as a Tool of Chronology. Alexandra Smith (Cardiff)

I’m not giving a talk as sessions are limited to four spaces. I already know what I would say and think I’d benefit more from listening to someone else speak. However I am listed as compère session chair. We don’t have a firm date yet, though I’m told it’s more likely to be on the weekend rather than the Friday.

I’ll put up more information when it goes live on the Liverpool site. I’ve no desire to annoy them as they’re doing a fantastic job. Some of the requests I put in were unusual. The dates for your diary are the 27th to the 30th of March.