Antiquity and Immersivity Conference Programme
All events below will be held via Zoom; times are GMT/BST. The conference is free of charge.
To register, please click on the ‘Register Here’ link after each date on the programme below. Each day is available for booking individually.
Please click on the individual paper titles to read each abstract.
Please note that the structure for this conference is largely pre-circulated papers with respondents. The actual conference sessions will involve speakers giving a 10-minute précis of their paper, followed by a 10-minute response and a Q&A.
8 March 2021, 6-7pm. Register here.
Chair: Emma Cole
Speaker: Benjamin Stevens, ‘Immersivity’ and other ‘fantasies of antiquity’ in games
Respondent: Lottie Parkyn
Speaker: Elizabeth Hunter, Embodying the Agamemnon with Spatial Computing: A New Theatrical Paradigm
Respondent: Eleftheria Ioannidou
15 March 2021, 6-7pm. Register here.
Chair: Genevieve Liveley
Speaker: Rae Muhlstock, The Thesean Dilemma: Narcissism and Design in the Center of the Labyrinth
Respondent: Benjamin Stevens
Speaker: Timothy Kenny, Entering the Labyrinth: Mapping Contextual Frames in Catullus 64
Respondent: James McNamara
22 March 2021, 6-7pm. Register here.
Chair: Vanda Zajko
Speaker: Andrew Roberts and Daniela Petrelli, My Roman Pantheon: Immersive Interpretation of Religious Stonework at Chesters Roman Fort
Speaker: Lottie Parkyn and Jo Balmer, Bringing the Voices of Roman London to Life: Poetry and Space
29 March 2021, 9:45am – 4:30pm. Register here.
9:45-10am. Opening Remarks
10am-11.10am. Chair: Eugenia Nicolaci
Speaker: David Bullen, Dancing on the Mountain (or Not): Performing Bacchic Immersivities
Respondent: Misha Myers
Speaker: Eleftheria Ioannidou, Embodying Classical Visions: Performances of Antiquity from Modernism to Fascism
Respondent: Tiziana Ragno
11:30am – 12:40pm. Chair: Pantelis Michelakis
Speaker: Elizabeth Webb, Thucydides: Immersion, Emotion and Sensory Hierarchy
Respondent: Daniel Anderson
Speaker: Jonas Grethlein, The Sirens and the Dark Side of Immersion in Antiquity
Respondent: Rae Muhlstock
1pm – 1:45pm: Optional virtual lunch via Wonder ‘Antiquity and Immersivity’ room here (password sent at registration)
2pm – 3:10pm. Chair: Martina Delucchi
Speaker: Daniel Anderson, Comic Immersivity and the Theatre Festival
Respondent: Elizabeth Webb
Speaker: Diana Spencer, Total Immersion Tropes: Environmental Materiality and Roman World-Formation
Respondent: Timothy Kenny
3:30pm – 4:40pm. Chair: Emma Cole
Speaker: Colin Sterling, Immersion Lost and Gained: The Ancient Roots of a Contemporary Concern
Respondent: Andrew Roberts
Speaker: Kali Tzortzi, Immersive Experiences in Archaeological Museums: Does Museum Space Matter?
Respondent: Marte Stinis
30 March 2021, 10am – 4:45pm. Register here.
10-11.10am. Chair: Esther Eidinow
Speaker: Richard Cole, Immersivity in ‘Virtual Antiquity’
Respondent: Rupert Till
11:30am-12:30pm: Felix Barrett, in conversation with Emma Cole, on Punchdrunk Theatre Company, Ancient Literature, and Immersive Experience
1:00pm – 1:45pm: Optional virtual lunch via Wonder ‘Antiquity and Immersivity’ room here (password sent at registration)
2:00pm – 3:10pm. Chair: Kali Tzortzi
Respondent: Richard Cole
Speaker: Marte Stinis, Immersion through Authenticity: Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s Classicism and Theatre
Respondent: David Bullen
3:30pm – 4:40pm. Chair: Colin Sterling
Speaker: James McNamara, Immersivity and Exoticism: Ecphrastic Rhetoric in Statius’ Silvae and Tacitus’ Germania
Respondent: Diana Spencer
Speaker: Rupert Till, Soundgate: 3D Audio and Visual Immersive VR Heritage Phenomenology
4:40pm – 5:00pm. Closing Remarks
The Antiquity and Immersivity conference is organised by Emma Cole, with support from Martina Delucchi and Eugenia Nicolaci.
For general questions and/or accessibility requests, please contact Emma Cole: emma [dot] cole [at] Bristol [dot] ac [dot] uk.