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

Seminars take on Wednesdays from 5.10pm to 7.00pm in the Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, unless with the Classical Association of Scotland (see below), or indicated otherwise

All are welcome! 

Event schedule

Semester 2, 2019/20
Date Speaker Title   Notes
Wednesday 15 Jan

David Breeze (Edinburgh)

‘What World Heritage Sites can do for you: The making of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage Site.’

With Classical Association of Scotland, 6pm. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Pl
Wednesday 22 Jan Anja Slawisch (Edinburgh)

‘Death on the road to Didyma: Finds from the archaic necropolis at Milesian Panormos'

 
Wednesday 29 Jan Emma Greensmith (Cambridge)

Epic without end? Defying closure in imperial Greek epic’

Appleton Tower LT1, Crichton Street
Wednesday 5 Feb Margherita Facella (Pisa)

‘Velut divisione orbis cum Romanis facta: Searching for Parthian cultural influence in Commagene'

 
Wednesday 12 Feb Alex Imrie (Edinburgh/ Classics Outreach Co-Ordinator for Scotland at Classical Association of Scotland) & Matilda Brown (Edinburgh)

‘Keeping it in the family: Re-evaluating the role of the Emesene Severans'

 
Wednesday 19 Feb Caillan Davenport (Macquarie, Sidney)

'Imperial imposters in the Roman World’

CANCELLED
Wednesday 26 Feb Gunnel Ekroth (Uppsala) ‘A leg of lamb or a slice of pork? Portioning practices at Greek feasts’ CANCELLED
Wednesday 4 Mar Wolfgang de Melo (Oxford)

‘Style in Roman Comedy’  

With the Roman Society

With Classical Association of Scotland, 6pm. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Pl
Wednesday 11 Mar Markus Scholz (Frankfurt)

The greed for silver. Roman military installations and mining beyond the Rhine in the first century AD’

CANCELLED
Wednesday 18 Mar Carlos Machado (St Andrews)

‘Roman aristocrats, imperial officers, and the invention of orthodoxy in late antique Rome?’

CANCELLED
Wednesday 25 Mar Julian Gallego (Buenos Aires)

Land for the Athenian poor: The politics of redistribution outside Attica during the fifth century B.C.’

Charles Gordon Mackay Lecture

CANCELLED
Wednesday 1 Apr Irene S. Lemos

'Resilience, transformation, and sustainability: Greece from the end of the Late Bronze to the Early Iron Age'

With the Hellenic Society

CANCELLED With Classical Association of Scotland, 6pm. Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School, Teviot Pl
Wednesday 22 Apr

Eric Cullhed (Uppsala) (Northern Scholar)

Elizabeth M.Jeffreys (Oxford)

'Aesthetic properties in Greek and Roman thought’

CAS lecture: 'From Homer to Digenis Akritis: epics on the Byzantine frontier.’

CANCELLED

Further information

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

Juan Lewis or Kim Czajkowski 

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

Classics postgraduate seminar series

You may also be interested in the Classics postgraduate seminar series - details of times and topics are available on their website.

Classics Postgraduate Seminar Series

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