IGRCT Donors’ Lecture 2022

Wednesday 14th December

At this public lecture, Prof. Jackie Murray will discuss race and racecraft in ancient Greek epic. A drinks reception will follow.


The Institute of Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition (IGRCT) warmly invites you to the annual Donors’ Celebration Lecture.

This year, the lecture will be given by Prof. Jackie Murray, Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Kentucky, who will discuss ‘Race and Racecraft in Greek Epic,’ using Apollonius‘ Argonautica as a case study. Prof. Murray’s lecture dismantles the myth of Greek heroes battling monsters by showing how it is mobilised to justify dehumanising violence committed by the Argonauts against indigenous herders.

After the talk and Q&A, which will last around an hour, those attending in person are welcome to join us for a short drinks reception.

This free lecture, which is open to the general public, will take place in hybrid format: both in-person in the Peel Lecture Theatre at the University of Bristol, and streamed online via Zoom. This event page offers tickets for in-person attendance. If you would like to attend online, please book tickets from the following event page: https://igrctdonors2022online.eventbrite.co.uk.