ANN Sep 17, 2016

Lecture Series: Celestial Aspirations (London, 11-13 Oct 16)

London, Warburg Institute, Oct 11–13, 2016

Jane Ferguson

The E. H. Gombrich Lecture Series on the Classical Tradition 2016 - organised by the Warburg Institute and Princeton University Press.

Speaker: Philip Hardie, Honorary Professor of Latin and Senior Research Fellow, Trinity College, Cambridge

Celestial Aspirations: 17th and 18th Century British Poetry and Painting, and the Classical Tradition.

Three lectures will take place on the following dates at 17.30:

Tues 11 October at 17.30 - Visions of apotheosis and glory on painted ceilings: from Rubens’ Banqueting House, Whitehall to Thornhill’s Painted Hall, Greenwich

Wed 12 October at 17:30 - Poetic ascents and flights of the mind: Neoplatonism to Romanticism

Thurs 13 October at 17.30 - ‘No middle flight’: Miltonic ascents and their reception

Free of charge. Pre-registration is required in order to attend the lectures via:

Venue: Warburg Institute, Woburn Square, London WC1H 0AB

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