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. All are welcome. 

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 1, 2017
Date Speaker Topic Notes
Wednesday 20 September

Fraser Hunter (National Museum of Scotland)

‘Roman silver transformed: The impact of Roman silver on Iron Age and Early Medieval Scotland’

Classical Association of Scotland, 18.00
Wednesday 27 September François Lissarrague (University of Paris)

‘On the Edinburgh painter: Style, stories and space’

 
Wednesday 4 October Lowell Edmunds (Rutgers University)

‘Helen as weaver and spinner in Homeric epic’

 
Wednesday 11 October Jocelyne Nelis-Clément (University of Bordeaux), Damien Nelis (University of Geneva)

‘Time to write up: Ovid’s Fasti and literary epigraphy in Augustan Rome’.

 

Wednesday 18 October Andrew Birley (Vindolanda) ‘Vindolanda - life before the wall’  
Wednesday 25 October Emmanuela Bakola (University of Warwick)

‘Reconsidering the role of the Erinyes in Aeschylus’ Oresteia’

Classical Association of Scotland, 18.00
Wednesday 1 November

Ioannis Ziogas (Durham University)

‘Secret loves and public trials: Sex and justice in Ovid and Catullus’  
Wednesday 8 November Cécile Evers (Université libre de Bruxelles) ‘Spicea corona et albae infulae: Arval brethren in their sacred groove’  
Tuesday 14 November Curie Virág (Universities of Edinburgh, Toronto, Budapest)

‘Penetrating knowledge: Cognition and cosmic flow in Early and Medieval Chinese Philosophy’

Joint with the Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

 
Wednesday 15 November Danuta Shanzer (Vienna) TBC  
Wednesday 22 November Ian Repath (Swansea University)  

‘A metaliterary meadow in Achilles Tatius’

 
Wednesday 29 November Alice Konig (University of St Andrews)

‘Battles between narratives: Interplay between battle narratives in Frontinus’ Strategemata and Marius d’Assigny’s 1686 translation’

Classical Association of Scotland, 18.00
Thursday 7 December Mark Depauw (Leuven)

‘Ancient World Research and Tools in Synergy’

Opening lecture for the conference Theorizing Contacts in the Roman Empire

 

Further information

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

Aaron Pelttari or Richard Rawles.

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

Classics postgraduate seminar series

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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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