Workshop Overview

This workshop is supported by the University of Exeter HASS Strategy.

This interdisciplinary workshop brings together scholars from a range of disciplines in Humanities (including Classics, Philosophy, Theology, History and Modern Languages) and the Social Sciences (including Psychology and Management) to investigate the practices and systems of exemplarity and role modelling in a variety of cultures from antiquity to the present day.

This workshop aims to develop a productive interdisciplinary discourse around this subject and to ask how the insights derived from the study of past cultures can be applied to the solution of challenges in contemporary society, such as those pertaining to the underrepresentation of lower status social groups in occupational and other settings.


The workshop will run from 10.30 on Tuesday 26th March until 4.45 on Wednesday 27th March. Lunch and refreshments will be provided.


The Workshop will be held in Reed Hall Conference Centre at the University of Exeter, Streatham Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4QR.

Further information about the venue can be found here:

Social Activities

All delegates are invited to join us for dinner on Tuesday 26th March at 7.30pm at the Hour Glass, a local Inn serving excellent food located by the historic Quay side. A set menu will be offered (2 courses =£19.50, 3 courses = £23.00).

The conference organisers will provide informal drinks at the end of the second day. Further details will be provided in due course.