Classics postgraduate seminars
The Classics Postgraduate seminars enable postgraduate students to gain valuable experience and practice in delivering research papers and taking questions on their work.
Part of the postgraduate experience at the University of Edinburgh is the opportunity to deliver research papers to fellow students, providing postgraduates with a valuable experience and practice in delivering research papers in a friendly and supportive environment. The Classics Postgraduate seminar series occurs weekly, with postgraduates who volunteer to deliver a research paper of around forty minutes in length, with time afterwards for question and answer.
Time and location
Unless otherwise stated, the seminars take place on Thursdays, 5.10-6.00pm. Please check the information below for the venue.
Semester 2 2019/20
|Thurs 30 January||Eugenio Rallo (St Andrews)||'Some dramatic terminology. The ‘Roman’ togata and its problematic meaning'||Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 6 February||Tim Penn & Summer Courts (Edinburgh)||'Gaming and gambling in Roman Britain: Textual tropes and material evidence'||Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 13 February||Madison Rolls (Edinburgh)||'Their many selves: How Suetonius manipulates language to separate servile educators from the socially and financially mobile versions of themselves'||Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 27 February||Aristotelis Nayfa (Edinburgh)||‘"Stratigraphy" in the Byzantine court'||Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 5 March||Giovanna Pasquariello (Edinburgh)||'Celts at east, Celts at west: The diplomatic role of Massalia in IMT NoerdTroas 6'||Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 12 March||Jordon Houston (The Institute of Classical Studies)||'Globe trotters: The infrastructure and processes of breeding and training horses for the circus'||Seminar Room 6, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 19 March||Manos Tsakiris (Edinburgh)||'Apollonius' Argonautica 1 & 2: The hidden hymn to Apollo '||*CANCELLED* Seminar Room 6, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 26 March||David McCaffrey (Edinburgh)||
'Post-conflict diplomacy and politico-economic policies within the Seleukid Kingdom throughout the Third and Second Centuries BC: A development or decline in strategic considerations?'
|*CANCELLED* Seminar Room 6, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 2 April||Denis Maksimov (Edinburgh)||'Horae-Styxology: Hesiod as a political theologist and theorist'||*CANCELLED* Seminar Room 4, Chrystal Macmillan Building|
|Thurs 9 April||Kyohei Sakeshima (Edinburgh)||'The Battle of Himera in the Bibliotheke: Diodorus Siculus and the Sicilian past in the Persian Wars'||*CANCELLED* LG.10 David Hume Tower|
|Thursday 3 Oct||Cristiana Lucidi (Roehampton)||
'Dying for one’s glory, dying for the fatherland: Euripides and the epitaphios logos as an Athenian discourse'
|Thursday 10 Oct||Thaddeus Thorp (Edinburgh)||'The business model of the Umbricii Scauri'|
|Thursday 17 Oct||Fabian Horn (LMU Munich)||'The metaphoricity of θυμός in Early Greek Poetry'|
|Thursday 24 Oct||Martina Astrid Rodda (Jesus College at Oxford)||'Riverbeds and garden paths: Retracing the reader’s steps in Callimachus’ "Hymn to Zeus"'|
Thursday 31 Oct
|James Page (Edinburgh)||
'Come hell or high water. The rise and fall of Roman influence over the Po valley’s water network'
|Thursday 7 Nov||Andrew Mclean (Edinburgh)||
'A connecting sea: Circuit theory and approaches to modelling connectivity across the Adriatic of the early Roman Empire'
|Thursday 14 Nov||Sofia Bianchi Mancini (Universität Erfurt)||'Contesting law: curses in the courts of Selinous and Classical Athens'|
|Thursday 21 Nov||Tobias Wild (Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg)||'Great rulers – Small representations? A bottom-up perspective on kings and kingship'|
|Thursday 28 Nov||Celeste de Blois (Edinburgh)||'Reading magic in Propertius: The Poetic Carmen as a Spell'|
|Thursday 5 Dec||Tim Penn (Edinburgh) & Summer Courts (Edinburgh)||'Gaming and gambling in Roman Britain: Textual tropes and material evidence'|
Further information can be found on the Classics postgraduate seminar series website, or email firstname.lastname@example.org