Crossovers, Covid-19 and Corporeality

06/12/2020 - 00:00 - 09/12/2020 - 00:50
הרשמה לכנס: 
Life, Death and Rebirth in the Classical World and its Reception 
in an Age of Academic Innovation
International Virtual Conference 6th and 9th December 2020 
10:30 – 11:00 Virtual gathering & greetings
Eliezer Schlossberg, Dean of Humanities, Bar-Ilan University
                                       Lily Glasner, Bar-Ilan University
11:00 – 12:00    The Classics is Crossing over, Chair: Ayelet Peer, Bar-Ilan University 
ANASTASIA BAKOGIANNI (Massey University, New Zealand)
Greek tragedy goes online: Classics as consolation in Modern Greece? 
GIACOMO LOI (Johns Hopkins University)
The unwilling hero after the catastrophe: Aeneas in the time of the Holocaust and the Covid-19 pandemic 
12:00 – 13:30      Heroes and Heroines , Chair: Ariadne Konstantinou, Bar-Ilan University
ELENI NTANOU (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Ovid’s Adonis as a hero of the modern world
ANCA MEIROŞU (Independent Researcher)
Rebirth and eternity
IOANNIS MITSIOS (National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)
Dying for ‘doing’: Mythical Athenian heroines in service of the city
13:30 – 14:30 Virtual lunch break 
14:30 – 15:00    Musical segment Introduced by Ariadne Konstantinou
ENSEMBLE MEZZO (directed by Doret Florentin) 
Baroque music on mythical life and death
15:00 – 16:00 Life and Death in the Ancient World, Chair: Lisa Maurice, Bar-Ilan Univeristy
FEDERICA BOERO (University of Genoa)
Seneca and his ghosts: The dead condemn the living 
T. H. M. GELLAR-GOAD (Wake Forest University) 
How to watch a plague: Philosophical and satiric perspectives in Lucretius’ De Rerum Natura
16:15 - 17:30 Creative Writing Workshop
AMANDA POTTER (Open University, UK) 
Crossing creative boundaries: Rewriting the Odyssey as female-centric YA fiction in lockdown 
11:00 – 12:30    Innovation and Pedagogy, Chair: Michal Ben Horin, Bar-Ilan University
Crossing the boundary from research to curriculum policy: Classics education and Covid-19
GABRIELA DEBITA (University of Galaţi, Romania)
Through a labyrinth, brightly: Playing Le Guin’s Tenar in virtual learning environments 
RONALD BLANKENBORG (Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands)
Surfing the waves first: Virtual reality and algorithms in ancient Greek epic 
12:30 – 13:30 Virtual lunch break 
13:30 – 15:30 Escape Room Workshop: Escaping from Covid-19 
LILY GLASNER (Bar Ilan University/Kibbutzim College of Education)
Creating a classical escape room 
To attend the conference and receive the zoom link please send an email to
Ariadne Konstantinou,
For the recorded papers click here