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Research

Our academic staff conduct and supervise research across the full range of Greek and Latin literature, Ancient History, Art & Archaeology and Ancient Philosophy. We have concentrations of expertise in classical Greek literature, especially Greek drama and Plato; in Ciceronian studies; in the culture and literature of the Roman Empire; in ancient scientific, encyclopaedic and miscellanistic writing; in the archaeology of the Roman provinces; and in late antique history and literature.

The weekly Friday Research Seminars are addressed by a mixture of invited scholars from all over the world, and St Andrews based researchers, both staff and postgraduates. In addition, the School has an active conference programme, with, on average, three or four conferences per year.

The School has recently hosted two large research projects funded by the Leverhulme Trust, After Augustine and Science and Empire in the Roman World. A third project on Latin Panegyric is currently underway, jointly with the University of Liverpool. The LOGOS Research Centre develops collaborative research projects on ancient systems of knowledge, drawing in expertise from many Schools within the University. The James Wilson programme promotes innovative research into the subject of constitutionalism, exploring both its origins in the ancient world and its increasing centrality to thinking and practice in contemporary international relations.

The School has a very lively community of postgraduate researchers, with a broad range of interests. They organize weekly research seminars where they discuss their current work.

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