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Researching the poor

Workshop, Wednesday 19 April 2017
S11, School of Classics, University of St Andrews

researching the poor

Program

13.00-13.30   Meet for a buffet lunch

13.30-13.40   Opening remarks Kim Bowes and Carlos Machado

13.40-14.15   Kim Bowes (Classics UPenn) 'The swerve: Why we don’t care about the Roman poor'

14.15-14.50   TJ Lang (Divinity, St Andrews) ‘Christian Charity and the Incongruity of the Christ-gift in the Pauline Tradition’

14.50-15.25   Lucy Grig (Classics, Edinburgh) ‘Poverty and popular culture in the ancient world’

15.25-16.00   Myles Lavan (Classics, St Andrews) ‘Capital in the Roman empire: the distribution of wealth’

16.00-16.30   Tea/Coffee

16.30-17.05   Carlos Machado (Classics, St Andrews) ‘Looking for the poor in late antique Rome’

17.05-17.40   Alex Woolf (Mediaeval History, St Andrews) ‘Poverty of the record or poverty of the people? fifth-century Britain revisited’

17.40-18.15   Mark Harris (Social Anthropology, St Andrews) ‘Poverty in a tropical paradise? Historical and contemporary perspectives on being poor in the Brazilian Amazon’

Closing remarks

Drinks reception in Swallowgate Class Library 

Dinner at a local restaurant .

Registration

The event is free but spaces are limited, so booking is essential. To register, please email classcon@st-andrews.ac.uk by 13 April 2017.
Please indicate in your email:

  • Any special dietary or access requirements.
  • If you would like to join us for dinner (payable on the night at the restaurant).

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Please direct enquiries to

Emma Buckley, 
School of Classics,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 9AL.
Tel.:
01334-462600.
E-mail:
eb221@st-andrews.ac.uk

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