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Read the latest news from the Classical World New Zealand project and find out about upcoming events related to the classical world.

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Year 4 of CWNZ launched (2021)

  • Declan Patrick (academic and theatre practitioner)

Year 3 of CWNZ  launched (2019)

  • Sacha Copland (choreographer)
  • J. L. Pawley (author)
  • Penelope Haines (novelist)

CWNZ  at Universidad Autónoma de Madrid conference (13 November 2019)

Title: The Classical World in New Zealand: The Mythical Hybrids of Aotearoa
Presented via Skype at the En los márgenes del mito: Hibriadaciones de la mitología clasica en la cultura de masas contemporánea conference. 

Year 2 of CWNZ  launched with Massey Trilogy of Interviews (2018)

  • Interview with Jennifer Lawn and Mary Paul 
  • Interview Angie Farrow 
  • Rand Hazou and Derek Gordon

Royal Society Talk about CWNZ (22 November 2017)

Title: Living Connections: The Classical World Down Under
Part of the Great Kiwi Research: Sharing Women's Discoveries series 

CWNZ at the Modern Greek Studies Association meeting (2-5 November 2017)

Presenting a case study from our project on a panel about 'Greek Migration'

Classical Studies Albany Lecture Series: What did the ancient Greeks and Romans do for us? (May 2017)

  • Launch event for our series: 4 April 2017 Classics on Stage and Screen: A discussion with actor, director and playwright Michael Hurst

  • 9 May 2017 Post-truth Politics in Ancient Rome: False Claims, Bogus History, and the Will to Believe
    James Richardson 
  • 25 May 2017 From Cruelty to Kinship: Animal Rights in the Ancient World
    Jonathan Tracy

Location: Sir Neil Waters Building on our Albany campus, Lecture theater 100 

Time: 7:30 (doors open at 7)

How to find us: Albany campus map 

Another blog about our Project (late April 2017)

The Antipodean Odyssey: Explorations in Children's Culture and Classical Antiquity project published a blog entitled The Classical World New Zealand Project about our project. 

Blog about our Project (April 2017)

The Classical Reception Studies Network (CRSN) published a blog about our project 'Introducing the Classical World New Zealand' Project

Our Project On Air: Standing Room Only on Radio New Zealand (26 March 2017)

Listen to the full interview with Anastasia Bakogianni and Derek Gordon speaking with Lynn Freeman about the Classical World New Zealand project: Kiwi meets Classical

Australasian Society for Classical Studies 38th Annual Meeting

31 January to 3 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand

The Classical World New Zealand project was officially launched on 3 February during the conference.