Political regimes of antiquity-2. Political structures-social groups-individuals
The second of the HSE Perm’s Antiquity Summer Schools “Political regimes of antiquity-2. Political structures - social groups - individuals” ran at the HSE Perm campus from 24 to 27 August, 2013, to continue the task of analysing ancient civil community’s political reforms, which had been the focus of the 2012 summer school.
As at the previous year’s school, the summer school was aimed at young researchers, including undergraduates, graduates and postgraduates. Renowned national and international scholars took part in sessions, giving lectures and master-classes and conducting workshops on the topic.
The school organizers put together an excellent line up of speakers, including leading subject researchers such as P.J. Rhodes (University of Durham, UK), I.Y. Surikov (Moscow), Oleg L. Gabelko (Moscow), Vera V. Dementyeva (Yaroslavl’), Viktor N. Parfyonov (Saratov), Marina Y. Lapteva (Tobol’sk) and many others.
Political Regimes of Antiquity: Essence and Reception
2012 saw the inaugural summer school “Political Regimes of Antiquity: Essence and Reception”. The HSE – Perm hosted the school from 20 to 26 August, 2012 bringing together young scholars including postgraduates and young lecturers interested in broadening their knowledge of the political regimes of antiquity. In addition, the school aimed to develop the young scholars’ ability to make use of the knowledge gained.
A combination of leading national and international antiquity scholars gave subject-specific lectures. The speakers included P.J Rhodes, Emeritus and Honorary Professor of Ancient History (The University of Durham, UK), Dr. Pablo S. Blesa Aledo (St. Anthony Catholic University in Murcia, Spain),renowned Russian antiquity specialists – Professor Vera Dementyeva (Research and Educational Centre for Classical Studies at P.G. Demidov Yaroslavl State University), Igor Surikov (Institute of World History, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow), Professor Marina Lapteva (Tobolsk), Yuriy V. Vasilenko (NRU HSE - Perm) and others.
The HSE – Perm Group for Historical Research were actively involved with the summer school. Their lectures included:
A contemporary look at the political regimes of antiquity (Valery R. Gushchin)
- Athens: Empire and democracy (Valery R. Gushchin)
- From tyranny to democracy: peculiar characteristics of the political transformation in Syracuse in the 5th century BC (Denis V. Bubnov)
- The theme of Empire and 1st century BC Greek historians (Maxim P. Trofimov).
The school participants finished each day with a roundtable discussion of the most relevant issues raised in the plenary lectures.
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