Culture & Identity Through Change, Friday 25th June, 2.00-3.30 pm (BST)

At our fourth session we will explore the following overarching questions:

– How did ancient individuals attempt (or not) to handle and adapt to change, offset negative consequences of transformation, and plan for the future?
РWhat created/creates a resilient individual or society? How do we cultivate resilience? To what extent can ancient responses to change and strategies of resilience help us answer these questions and promote resilience in the modern world?
– In which ways did a sense of belonging face transient political structures?
– Can the study of ancient religions escape dichotomies?
– Were cultural identities conforming or resisting to the coming and going of social relationships?

Please register at this link to attend: https://Universityofexeter.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJIkcO2rpzMsH9EpfwosDkrBFGIGh_rPBmsU

Change & Resilience in Antiquity Seminar Series, April-July 2021

This (online) seminar series explores change and resilience in ancient individuals and societies.

Transitions, transformations and mutations can be detected in all spheres of activity and thought, including political systems, social structures, religious beliefs, philosophical thought, economic patterns, and cultural trends, etc. But change often creates discomfort and resistance, more often than not, increases suffering. For an individual or society to emerge successfully from transformation, the ability to rebound, absorb, and adapt is key. In this seminar series, we are interested, therefore, in not only exploring how change was perceived and rationalised by ancient individuals and societies, but also how these individuals and societies understood and cultivated resilience in the face of transformation, distress, and adversity.

If you have any queries, please contact one of the series organisers: Dr Emma Nicholson (e.l.nicholson@exeter.ac.uk) or Dr Irene Salvo (i.salvo@exeter.ac.uk).