Winckelmann anniversaries symposium


To commemorate the Winckelmann anniversaries 2017/2018, Christ Church Library is preparing a series of events in collaboration with the Faculty of Medieval and Modern Languages, University of Oxford.and the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, University of Reading.

The events will start with a symposium on Ideals and Nations: New perspectives on the European reception of Winckelmann’s aesthetics. Keynote speakers: Professor Elisabeth Décultot (Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg) and Professor Alex Potts (University of Michigan). 

The symposium is the last of the triplet of worskshops on the theme Under the Greek Sky: Taste and the Reception of Classical art from Winckelmann to the present. For details regarding these, please see Imitation and Geographies of Art after Winckelmann and Spreading good taste: Winckelmann and the objects of dissemination.

The event is generously sponsored by the A.G. Leventis Foundation, Medieval and Modern Languages Oxford.

For the symposium programme, please click here.

Student/ECR without lunch: £5
Standard ticket without lunch: £10

Student/ECR with lunch: £15
Standard ticket with lunch: £20

For online registration, please click here.
Registration closes 27th June 2018.

For further details about the symposium, please contact Dr Lucy Russell ( and Dr Fiona Gatty ( For general information about the events, please contact Dr Cristina Neagu (

The symposium will be followed by a drinks reception and book launch in the Upper Library at Christ Church to launch the exhibition Winckelmann and curiosity in the 18th-century gentleman’s library.


Oxford Medieval Studies

Contact name: Dr Cristina Neagu
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