Graduate School

Classics seminars

The Classics research seminars take place throughout the academic year and are open to all, within and outside the University.

Time and location

Unless otherwise stated, seminars take on Wednesdays from 5.10pm to 7.00pm online. To receive links to the session please email those named in the 'Contact person' column.

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2020/21
Date Speaker Title Contact person & notes
Wednesday 21 Oct

Marzena Wojtczak (IASH)

'Monks through the legal lens: monastic communal representation and economic activities in late antiquity'

Ben Harriman
Friday 6 Nov Éric Rebillard (Cornell)

'The acts of Christian martyrs as living texts (literature of Late Antiquity)'

NB 4.30pm, Aaron Pelttari
Friday 13 Nov Cillian O'Hogan (Toronto)

TBC

NB 4.30pm, Aaron Pelttari
Friday 20 Nov Helen Kaufmann (Erlangen)

'Geography and identity in Late Latin Poetry (literature of Late Antiquity) 

NB 4.30pm, Aaron Pelttari
Wednesday 2 Dec Elizabeth Jeffreys (Oxford)

'From Homer to Digenis Akritis: Epics on the Byzantine Frontier

NB 6pm, Foteini Spingou

(CAS Edinburgh and South East Centre, and PAIXUE)

Wednesday 16 Dec Ted Kaiser (Durham)

‘"An even more unexpected find" – The synagogue of Dura-Europos and its place in local society

NB 6pm, Foteini Spingou

(CAS Edinburgh and South East Centre)

Semester 2, 2020/21

Date Speaker Title Contact
Wednesday 10 Feb Henry Stead (St Andrews) TBC

NB 6 pm, Foteini Spingou

(CAS Edinburgh and South East Centre)

Wednesday 31 Mar Arlene Holmes-Henderson (King’s College Oxford) 'Classical rhetoric in Scottish classrooms: An opportunity to cultivate responsible citizenship?'

NB 6 pm, Foteini Spingou

(CAS Edinburgh and South East Centre)

Wedmesday 5 May Natalia Tsoumpra (Glasgow) TBC

NB 6 pm, Foteini Spingou

(CAS Edinburgh and South East Centre)

Further information

Please contact Dr Benjamin Harriman, the organiser, for further information -  Benjamin.Harriman@ed.ac.uk

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

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.