Classics

Classics research seminars

The mid-week Classics Research Seminars are a lively forum for debate.

Students at a seminar

Seminar description

The Classics research seminars provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and the promotion of new research and debate among the research community, both within and outside the University.

All are welcome. Anyone wishing to join the speaker for dinner in a local restaurant after the paper should contact the seminar organisers at least 2 days in advance of the seminar.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, the seminars begin at 17.10 in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, and are followed by drinks in the McMillan Room. All are welcome! 

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2017
Date Speaker Topic Notes
Wednesday 1 February

Nicholas Purcell (University of Oxford)

'Strabo and the City of Rome’ 

18.00, Classical Association of Scotland
Wednesday 8 February Giuseppe Pezzini (University of St Andrews)

'Realism and Roman comedy: From modern scholarship to Terence'

 
Wednesday 15 February Rhiannon Ash (University of Oxford)

'Tiberius in space: Proxemics and the portrayal of a princeps'

 
Wednesday 1 March David Scourfield (Maynooth University)

'Annexing Arcadia: Classical space in the short fiction of EM Forster'

18.00, Classical Association of Scotland (co-sponsored by the Hellenic Society)

Friday 3 March David Konstan (New York University) 'Aristotle on Liberality and Gratitude' 16.00, Basement Lecture Theatre, Medical School, Teviot, Doorway 6
Wednesday 8 March Gianfranco Adornato (Scuola Normale Superiore)

'Kritios and Nesiotes: Revolutionary' artists? Aesthetic judgments and modern art history'

 
Monday 13 March

Gary D. Farney (Rutgers University)

'Roman Aristocratic Family Identity: Hair,  Beards and Hairstyles among the Roman Elite' Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar Room 2
Wednesday 15 March Sigrid Schottenius Cullhed (Uppsala Universitet)

'Rome post mortem: The many returns of Rutilius Namatianus'

Sponsored by Northern Scholars, Register
Wednesday 22 March Susanne Froehlich (Universität Giessen)

'Entering a Roman City: Mobility and traffic regulation at the gate'

 
Monday 27 March Cristina Murer (Freie Universität Berlin) Grave Robbing and the Reuse of Funerary Material in Late Antiquity   Chrystal MacMillan Building, Seminar Room 2
Wednesday 29 March Stephan Faust (Universität Hamburg)

'Fun with Achilles: Late Roman perspectives on the life of a Greek hero'

 
Wednesday 5 April  Jason Crowley (Manchester Metropolitan University)

'Beyond the universal soldier: Combat trauma in Classical antiquity'

18.00, Classical Association of Scotland (preceded by AGM)

Further information

Please contact the organisers for further information or if you have any questions.

Aaron Pelttari,  Richard Rawles or Candace Rice.

For information on the Classical Association of Scotland please contact Donncha O'Rourke.

Classics postgraduate seminar series

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Classics Postgraduate Seminar Series

Find out what else is on

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.

Find out what else is on

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology offers an exciting programme of seminars across many subjects areas. Visit the research seminars website to find out what else is happening.

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