• BS6 6QH

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

Reception explores the relationship between past and present and the role of the receiver (the reader, viewer or listener) in the transmission of culture. The ways in which texts from other cultures, including the past, are ‘received’ by modern readers is a vital issue in a pluralist and increasingly globalised world. Reception is concerned both with the study of specific examples – such as the way that the ancient Greek historian Thucydides has been cited in debates about current US foreign policy, or the way the Bible has been interpreted by successive centuries – and with the development of theories and methodologies for understanding this process.

Bristol has been a recognised world leader for more than twenty years in the study of the reception of classical antiquity, currently spear-headed through the Institute for Greece, Rome and the Classical Tradition, but the scope of the Reception theme is broader, involving academics from all three schools in the Faculty of Arts and covering such topics as interpretations of the Book of Revelation, and the impact of the rediscovery of Pompeii on the popular imagination in the nineteenth century.

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    Research Output

    The Complete Works of Charles and Mary Lamb, vol. 5: Album Verses and Uncollected Poems, 1789-1834

    Matthews, S., 30 Dec 2022, (In preparation) Oxford: Oxford University Press. (Oxford English Texts)

    Research output: Book/ReportScholarly edition

  • Anne Carson/Antiquity

    Jansen, L., 2021, (In preparation) Bloomsbury Academic.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book


    Contemporary poetics/ Antiquity

    Jansen, L. I.


    Project: Research

    Classical Tombs Project

    Hales, S. J.


    Project: Research

  • Student theses

    A Field the Lord hath Blessed: the Person, Works, Life and Polemical Ecclesiology of Richard Field, DD, 1561‐1616

    Author: Wilkins, V., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Balserak, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Critical Editions of Edward Elgar's Recitations and Marches

    Author: Thompson, S., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Hornby, E. (Supervisor) & Pickard, J. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


    Fluid Bodies: Queering Gender in Ancient Greece

    Author: Rengel, B., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Michelakis, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)



    Bristol University Teaching Award(PGR Supervision)

    Momigliano, Nicoletta (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Bristol University Teaching Award (Students' Award)

    Momigliano, Nicoletta (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

    Jansen, Laura I (Recipient), 20 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Bristol Institute for Research in the Humanities and Arts, workshop ‘The final countdown: writing about numeracy and numbers

    James Thompson (Speaker)

    31 May 2028

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

    Keynote lecture on "Lightness, quickness, multiplicity. Three memos for Classicists"

    Laura I Jansen (Participant)

    6 Apr 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    ‘Classics and "Literatura incompleta": Borges’

    Laura I Jansen (Participant)

    28 May 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference