Conference 2017

The conference “Celebrating Hercules in the Modern World” will take place from 12:30 Friday 7th to 13:30 Sunday 9th of July 2017 (half days on Friday and Sunday, full day on Saturday) and feature international scholars and practitioners on the cultural legacy of the hero Hercules.

The conference will be hosted in the School of Music, University of Leeds. The School of Music’s Clothworkers Concert Hall will play host to a recording of the newly commissioned Herakles, with an introductory talk by the composer,  on Saturday 8th July at 19:00. Ticket included in the full conference rates but also on sale separately for online purchase through the University Store (£8; £5 unwaged; £3 student). For further information, please see the film page.

Ensuite accommodation for residential delegates will be in Storm Jameson Court, which is part of Charles Morris Hall. Packages and day rates (full price and concession) will be available to purchase online through the University Store link on the Booking page, but a paper booking form will be available for those wishing to send a cheque within the UK. For other payment methods, please contact the Hercules Project Administrative Assistant: email:, mail: Dr. Eleanor OKell, Hercules Project, Michael Sadler Building, University of Leeds, LEEDS LS2 9JT.

Further details of how to get to the venues, costs and programme can be found on the appropriate pages in this section: Location, Booking, Programme & Abstracts. As can further details of how to register to listen to the talks as Podcasts if you cannot come to the conference.

We are grateful to the Classical Association and the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies for bursaries t o support attendance by post-graduate students and recent graduates.








We are also grateful to the Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Institute for Classical Studies for support in other aspects of the conference, support for international scholars and the film, and the film screening, respectively.