OBTAmistic Meetings

OBTAmistic Meetings is a series of lectures initiated by OBTA in 2014 AD and addressed to all people interested in the reception of ancient culture and the state of research in this area. The protagonists of the meetings are scholars and artists who are engaged in the study of Classical Antiquity or take inspiration for their works from the Greek and Roman culture. When required we use Skype and teleconferencing equipment, which allows us to invite interesting people from all over the world, and gives the audience a unique opportunity to expand perspectives and to talk with leading experts on topics such as the Reception of Classical Antiquity in South Africa or in the British stand-up comedy. All are welcome!

Meeting Calendar


J.R.R. Tolkien’s Utopianism and the Classics

Dr Hamish Williams (Junior Fellow at the Polish Institute of Advanced Studies in Warsaw /University of Groningen)
24th January 2022


Classical Worldbuilding among the Inklings: J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis

Dr Hamish Williams (Leiden University) 
12th June 2019


The katapontismós from Greek Myths to the Tale of Niccolò Pesce in Southern Italy

Dott. Edoardo Pecchini (Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, University of Warsaw)
19th June 2017


Dr. Karoline Thaidigsmann

Slavic Department, University of Heidelberg, Germany

A Poetics of Shifting Borders: Patterns of Children’s Literature and Cultural Identity in Polish Literature since 1989 
27th May 2015


Dr. Konrad Dominas

Laboratory of Interdisciplinary Studies in the Humanities of the Faculty of Polish and Classical Philology, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland

Media cyfrowe jako nowa przestrzeń recepcji literatury i kultury antycznej [Digital Media as a New Space of the Classical Reception, lecture in Polish]
22nd April 2015


Natalie Haynes

London, UK

The Amber Road, or Keeping Up with Electra & Co.
25th March 2015


Prof. Jo-Marie Claassen

Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Gained in Translation: Greek and Roman Classics in Afrikaans Literature
26th November 2014
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