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Events 2013 - 2014

20 June 2014

Workshop

The Family in Flavian Epic

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Organised by: Nikoletta Manioti

Starts at: 9:00 AM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

19 - 20 June 2014

Conference

Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian 2: Intertextuality, Society and Literary Production

Organised by: Chris Whitton

Starts at: 9:00 AM
Location: Internationales Begegnumszentrum (IBZ), Bergstraße 7a, Rostock

03 June 2014

Seminar, Special Seminar

The Materiality of Ancient Mediterranean Voodoo Dolls: Animals-as-Effigies and Man-Made Images

Speaker: Christopher Faraone (Chicago)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

14 May 2014

Lecture

The return of the Avesta

Speaker: Dr Arash Zeini, Research Fellow, School of History (Iranian Studies)

Last in a series of three public lectures on Kingship in ancient Iran

All welcome.

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

07 May 2014

Lecture

The Sasanian Empire and religious authority: The case of Zoroastrianism

Speaker: Dr Arash Zeini, Research Fellow, School of History (Iranian Studies)

Second in a series of three public lectures on Kingship in ancient Iran

All welcome.

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

02 May 2014

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

Aristotle's lexis

Speaker: Ana Kotarcic

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

30 April 2014

Lecture

Mythical kings, empire and multiculturalism: The case of the Achaemenids

Speaker: Dr Arash Zeini, Research Fellow, School of History (Iranian Studies)

First in a series of three public lectures on Kingship in ancient Iran

All welcome.

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

29 April 2014

Miscellaneous

InterHumanities Cup

A Mount Olympus Event

No entry fee
All welcome

Starts at: 6:00 PM
Location: Downstairs in Aikmans

25 April 2014

Workshop

What is democracy and what is it good for?

One day workshop

Programme

9.30 Tea/coffee

10.00 Josiah Ober  (Stanford)--What is democracy? What is it good for?

11.00 Tea/coffee

11.30 Ben Gray (Edinburgh)--Democracy as a balance between liberty, equality and dignity? The evidence of the inscribed rhetoric of some ancient Greek democracies

12.15 Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh)--Dignity, honour and democracy

 

1.00 Lunch

 

2.00 David Carter (Reading)--Democracy as a vehicle for popular consent

3.00 Nicholas Cole (Oxford)--Democracy in a New World: The Classical Past and the Possibility of Democracy in America

3.30 Tea/coffee

4.00 Round table discussion with Nicholas Rengger (St Andrews), Tony Lang (St Andrews) and Matthias Thaler (Edinburgh)

5.30  End

 

Booking and enquiries

All welcome. There is no charge for attendance, but please email classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk by April 11 if you are considering attending. Please also mention any special dietary requirements.

For other enquiries please contact Myles Lavan (mpl2@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Organised by: Myles Lavan

Starts at: 9:30 AM
Location: Swallowgate S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

23 April 2014

Seminar, Special Seminar

The (economic) rise and (political) fall of classical Greece

Speaker: Josh Ober (Stanford)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

18 April 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Some approaches to the study of animals in antiquity

Speaker: Sian Lewis: (St Andrews)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

16 April 2014

Seminar, Special Seminar

The Promontory Palace at Caesarea Maritima

Speaker: Barbara Burrell (Cincinnati)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

11 April 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Byzantine Influences on the Legend of Virgil the Magician

Speaker: Dunstan Lowe (Kent)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

11 April 2014

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

'Βροτ¿ν ¿νεκα: Homeric interpretations of the importance of man in Leopardi's Operette Morali'

Speaker: Maria Giulia Franzoni

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

09 April 2014

Debate

The Future of the Humanities

A Mount Olympus Debate

£1 entry
Drinks and snacks provided
Doors open at 17:15

All welcome

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: Arts Lecture Theatre, University of St Andrews

04 April 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

How Statian are Seventeenth Century Silvae?

Speaker: Victoria Moul (KCL)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

04 April 2014

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

An actor-network approach to the Iberian jinete coinage 

Speaker: Ben Naylor

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

02 April 2014

Seminar, Special Seminar

Beauty and Desire, or When did Aesthetics Go Astray?

Speaker: David Konstan (NYU)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

14 March 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

"Pyrenaean mountains and deep-valleyed Alps": geography and empire in the Garland of Philip

Speaker: Thomas Schmitz (Bonn)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

12 March 2014

Debate

Women in Academia

A Mount Olympus Debate

£1 entry
Drinks and snacks provided
Doors open at 17:15

All welcome

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: Arts Lecture Theatre, University of St Andrews

07 March 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Writing Between 'The Lines': Narratives of Making in Pliny's Natural History

Speaker: Verity Platt (Cornell)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

28 February 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Roman noses

Speaker: Mark Bradley (Nottingham)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

21 February 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Presocratic natural science: some opportunities

Speaker: Andrew Gregory (UCL)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

21 February 2014

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

The myth of Er as an example of narrative admissible in the ideal city

Speaker: Manlio Fossati

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

18 February 2014

Debate

Digital Humanities

A Mount Olympus Debate

£1 entry
Drinks and snacks provided
Doors open at 17:15

All welcome

Starts at: 5:30 PM
Location: Arts Lecture Theatre, University of St Andrews

14 February 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

The Development of Legislative Procedures in Ancient Athens: 250 Years of nomothesia

Speaker: Mirko Canevaro (Edinburgh)

Please note the location has changed to School V St Salvator's Quad.

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School V, St Salvator's Quad

12 February 2014

Workshop

Landscapes

An afternoon workshop featuring current research being carried out by members of the School of Classics.

Program

14:00 Sian Lewis
Classical Landscape with Animals
14:30 Rebecca Sweetman
Late Antique Landscapes: memory and conversion
15:00 Jill Harrie
Landscape and Memory in Eusebius' Gazeteer of Biblical Place-Names
15:30 Tea & Coffee
16:00 Jason Konig
Mountains in literature
16:30 Nikoletta Maniotti
The view from above in Latin epic

Booking

There is no registration fee. However, please email classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk so we can plan catering.

Organised by: Myles Lavan

Starts at: 2:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

07 February 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Insular Cyclades? Networks and islands in the Roman Empire

Speaker: Rebecca Sweetman (St Andrews)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

07 February 2014

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

Julius Caesar: imagery, iconography and influence (49 – 44 B.C.)

Speaker: Ellen MacDougall

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

31 January 2014

Seminar, Research Seminar

Piety and Disaster: the Anathemata of Fallen Dynasts

Speaker: Renaud Gagné (Cambridge)

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

23 - 24 January 2014

Conference

Sacred Animals and Monsters in Greek and Near-Eastern Religions

Speakers and programme >>

Organised by: Dr Samantha Newington (University of Aberdeen) and Dr Sian Lewis (University of St Andrews)

Starts at: 9:00 AM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

03 December 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

'The Sweetness of Tears in Greek and Scottish Music'

Speaker: Margaret Alexiou (Harvard)

Please contact Nikoletta Manioti nm66@st-andrews.ac.uk with any queries.

Funded jointly by the School of Classics and the Scottish Hellenic Society.

Starts at: 7:00 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

29 November 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

The ancient phonograph

Speaker: Shane Butler (Bristol)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

29 November 2013

Social

Postgraduate Thanksgiving/Christmas lunch 

Organised by: Anouk Vermeulen

Starts at: 1:05 PM
Location: All Saints Church

22 November 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Church-building in late antique Thessalonike and its hinterland: local tradition and links with the west

Speaker: Yannis Varalis (University of Thessaly)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

22 November 2013

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

Interview skills

Speaker: Sian Lewis (St Andrews)

Starts at: 1:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

15 November 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Globalisation and glocalisation in the ancient world

Speaker: Kostas Vlassopoulos (Nottingham)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

15 November 2013

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

'Roman Religion and identity in the Early Principate

Speaker: Nelson Bondioli

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

08 November 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Serenade on a Blue Guitar: the character and function of speeches in Xenophon

Speaker: Emily Baragwanath (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

01 November 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Final moments: understanding depictions of drowning in the Graeco-Roman world

Speaker: Michael Scott (Warwick)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

25 October 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Space and time in Catullus 64

Speaker: Gail Trimble (Trinity College, Oxford)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

18 October 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Plato under the empire: Plutarch on the philosophical life

Speaker: Mauro Bonazzi (Milan)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

18 October 2013

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

Sophocles and Plato

Speaker: Mauro Bonazzi (Milan)

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

11 October 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Why (Roman) historians need to think about law: reflections at the coalface

Speaker: Caroline Humfress (Birkbeck) and Jill Harries (St Andrews)

Opening paper for the conference 'Late antique history'

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

11 - 12 October 2013

Conference

Late antique history

A day in honour of Jill Harries.
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Organised by: Greg Woolf

Starts at: 4:00 PM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

11 October 2013

Seminar, Postgraduate Seminar

The Thebes excavation

Speaker: Michael Furman

Starts at: 1:00 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

04 October 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Athens and/or Jerusalem? Basil the Great and Chrysostom on religious education

Speaker: Jan Stenger (Glasgow)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

27 September 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Economic relations and integration in the Roman Republic

Speaker: Saskia Roselaar (Nottingham)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

20 September 2013

Seminar, Research Seminar

Soldiers and their relatives: Roman tombstones from Nikopolis (Egypt)

Speaker: Sofie Waebens (Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)

Starts at: 4:05 PM
Location: Swallowgate 11, School of Classics

05 - 06 September 2013

Conference

Rethinking Late Hellenistic Greek literature and the Second Sophistic

Conference programme and registration information >>

Registration deadline: 30th August 2013

Organised by: Jason König and Nicolas Wiater

Starts at: 9:00 AM
Location: School of Classics, University of St Andrews

Events Enquiries

Conferences

classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk

Research Seminars

Please direct enquiries to

Roger Rees, 
School of Classics,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 9AL.
Tel.:
01334-462600.
E-mail:
rdr1@st-andrews.ac.uk

Travel

Getting to St Andrews

Maps & directions

If you a not a UK or EU citizen and if you need a letter of invitation for immigration purposes in order to attend an event organised by the School of Classics, please contact classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk.

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