School of History, Classics & Archaeology

Classics seminars

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

Students at a seminar

Seminar description

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. All are welcome. 

Time and location

Seminars take on Wednesdays from 5.10pm to 7.00pm in the Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School, unless with the Classical Association of Scotland (see below)

All are welcome! 

Event schedule

Semester 1, 2019
Date Speaker Title   Notes
Wednesday 18 Sept

Vincent Gabrielsen (Copenhagen)

'Social networks, associations and trade in the Eastern Mediterranean’

 
Wednesday 25 Sept Jennifer Shearer (Kirkcaldy High School)

‘Just what are they teaching in schools nowadays?’

With Classical Association of Scotland. 6.00pm,  Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway4, Old Medical School
Wednesday 2 Oct Andrea Pellizari (Turin)

‘Religious images in the Senate of Constantinople: Some Late Antique and Early Byzantine evidences’

 
Wednesday 9 Oct David Potter (Michigan) ‘Italy imagined and invented: Histories from Lycophron to the Elder Cato’  
Wednesday 16 Oct Katell Berthelot (CNRS, France)

‘Jews and their Roman rivals: The unique challenge of the ‘pagan’ Roman Empire to Israel’

 
Wednesday 23 Oct Mark Padilla (Christopher Newport) ‘Reading Alfred Hitchcock’s "The 39 Steps" through John Buchan and Homer's Odyssey’    With Classical Association of Scotland. 6.00pm,  Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway4, Old Medical School
Wednesday 30 Oct Matteo Zaccarini (Edinburgh)

'Even in death, you have not lost your name: The Athenian celebration of the war dead and a new edition of IG I(3) 1147'

Wednesday 6 Nov Leyla Ozbek (Pisa)

‘A (metapoetic) trickster: Ino in the fragmentary plays of Euripides’

 
Wednesday 13 Nov Ruth Morello (Manchester) Further voices and familiar perspectives in Cicero's letters'  
Wednesday 20 Nov Niels Gaul inaugural lecture

Byzantium and Scotland’, Inaugural Lecture for the A. G. Leventis Chair in Byzantine Studies

Screening Room at 50 George Square at 5:15pm, reception afterwards
Wednesday 27 Nov Elizabeth M. Jeffreys (Oxford):

‘From Homer to Digenis Akritis: Epics on the Byzantine frontier’

With Classical Association of Scotland. 6.00pm,  Meadows Lecture Theatre, Doorway4, Old Medical School

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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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.