School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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.

Event description

There has always been a strong contingent of postgraduate students at both masters and doctoral levels studying Classics at the University of Edinburgh.

Part of the postgraduate experience here 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 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 at 6:10pm on Fridays. 

Event schedule

Semester 1 2021/22

Date Speaker Title
Friday 8 Oct Nicolò Campodonico (Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa) 'In the name of Tibullus'
Friday 15 Oct Clara Lazzoni (University of Edinburgh) 'Framing a poem: An example'
Friday 22 Oct Matthew Evans (University of Warwick) 'Beautiful bodies in Plato’s gymnasia: Bridging the gap between philosophy and the everyday'
Friday 29 Oct Tommasina Matrone (Ca' Foscari University of Venice) 'A missing piece of the local mythography? The Phrygian helmet of Athena in ancient Campania'

Friday 12 Nov

Giovanni Trovato (University of Genoa) 'The genus mixtum: Some stylistic and lexical intersections in Latin pastoral'
Friday 19 Nov Valentina Barrile (King’s College London) 'Self-portrait of a rhetor'

Friday 26 Nov

Beatrice Bersani (University of Edinburgh) 'Ceres’s spectrum: The role of chromatic dimensions in Claudian’s portrayal of a traditional deity'
Friday 3 Dec Florencia de Graaff (University of Buenos Aires) ‘"Don’t get too emotional": The intersection between gender and class and its impact on the display of emotion in funerary monuments in Classical Greece'

Further information

Further information can be found on the Classics postgraduate seminar series website, or email 

Classics postgraduate seminar series website