School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Classics seminars

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. 

Time and location

Meetings are held on Wednesdays (5:10pm) or Thursdays (2:10pm), UK time. Due to restrictions on room capacity please register at the link. To be added to the Classics Research Seminars Mailing List please contact Dr Benjamin Harriman (Benjamin.Harriman@ed.ac.uk).

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2021/22

Date Speaker Title Venue Register

Wed 9 Mar

 

Justin Stover (University of Edinburgh) and George Woudhuysen (University of Nottingham) 'Aurelius Victor reconsidered' G.3, 50 George Square   Register

Thu 10 Mar

Elaine Sanderson (University of Edinburgh) 'Exile in Seneca’s Hercules furens'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School

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Wed 16 Mar

Roel Konijnendijk (University of Edinburgh) 'Teach warfare, save Classics' G.3, 50 George Square    Register

Wed 30 Mar

Georgy Kantor (University of Oxford)

POSTPONED

'A new document from Spain on the accession of Tiberius' G.3, 50 George Square Register

Thu 31 Mar

Jason Porter (University of Edinburgh) 'Who owned the Therapontes in Lysias 1? Slavery, violence, and land exploitation in Classical Athens'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School

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Thu 7 Apr

Chiara Blanco (University of Edinburgh) 'Flesh and stone: Skin and touch in Ovid’s Pygmalion'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School

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Wed 27 Apr

Sarah Levin-Richardson (University of Washington)

'Slavery and affective labour in Roman culture'

NB This is a hybrid event, please register to receive the link

Lecture Theatre B, 40 George Square

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Thu 12 May

Kleanthis Mantzouranis (University of Edinburgh) 'Honour, slight, and revenge: Aristotle's orgē and modern anger'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School

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Wed 18 May

Elena Theodorakopoulos (University of Birmingham) 'The eidolon of Helen in the poetry and prose of Laura Riding' G.3, 50 George Square Register

Thu 19 May

Felix Meister (Universities of Cologne and Edinburgh)

CANCELLED

'Did Alcman write Epithalamia?'

Meadows Lecture Theatre, Old Medical School

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Wed 1 Jun Madalina Toca (University of Edinburgh) 'Isidore of Pelusium’s Letters: Reconsidering the making of a corpus' Lecture Theatre B, 40 George Square Register

Also of interest may be the Byzantine Studies seminars.

Semester 1, 2021/22

Date Speaker Title
Wednesday 6 Oct Mary Whitby (Merton and Regent’s Park Colleges, Oxford)

'An Emperor and his poet: George of Pisidia on the Emperor Heraclius (610-641 CE)'

(Joint meeting with the Byzantine Seminars)

Wednesday 13 Oct Toph Marshall (University of British Columbia)

'Ajax and the stagecraft of surprise'

Wednesday 20 Oct Alexandre Johnston (University College, Oxford)

'Irony and theology in Sophocles'

Wednesday 3 Nov Julia H. Gaisser (Bryn Mawr College)

'Les amours de Catulle and the adventures of Catullus: Translating and transposing Catullus in the 17th century'

Wednesday 10 Nov Tamer Nawar (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen)

'Ancient democracy: A philosophical analysis'

Wednesday 17 Nov Alison John (All Souls College, Oxford)

'Bilingual poetry in Late Antiquity: Author, audience and reception'

Wednesday 24 Nov

Shane Wallace (Trinity College Dublin)

'The Antigonids and their Hellenic Leagues: The case of Gonatas'
Wednesday 8 Dec

Sinclair Bell (Northern Illinois University)

'Figures of empire: Images of Aethiopian boys and the sexual economy of imperial slavery'

Further information

Organisers: Benjamin Harriman, Gavin Kelly

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