When: Tuesday 17 October, 6-8pm
Who: Institute of Classical Studies
Where: Beveridge Hall, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Almost every society has imagined monsters, often hybrids of humans and beast. Today we worry about chimaeras, organisms created by combining genes from more than one species, and science fiction writers imagine bizarre aliens on other planets just as nineteenth-century novelists placed them in the Centre of the Earth, on Lost Worlds, or in Lands That Time Forgot.
This event organised by the Institute of Classical Studies brings together some of the most interesting research on ancient monsters and invites us to reflect on what purpose these nearly humans serve in societies ancient and modern.
Speakers: Professor David Wengrow (UCL), Dr Dustan Lowe (University of Kent), Dr Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Valerie Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies)
This event is supported by The John Coffin Memorial Trust.
This event is free. Advance registration required.
For any queries relating to this event, or for additional information, please email Valerie James