Skip navigation to content

Research seminars 2015 - 2016

21 April 2016 Speaker: John Oakley (William and Mary)
Daily life on Athenian Vases
Please note that this seminar is on a Thursday.
15 April 2016 Speaker: Liz Pender (Leeds)
Socrates Framed: The Platonic Art of Scene Painting
01 April 2016 Speaker: Eric Csapo (Sydney/Institute for Classical Studies)
Choregic Dedications and What They Tell Us about Comic Performance in the Fourth Century BC
11 March 2016 Speaker: Sofia Xenofontos (Glasgow)
How to treat anxiety: Galen's ethical philosophy in his essay Peri alypias
04 March 2016 Speaker: Antti Lampinen (St Andrews)
Stay who you were. Keeping the Roman provinces and provincials 'ethnic'
26 February 2016 Speaker: Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford)
‘Documenting the emergence of the Cult of Saints: possibilities and challenges’
Professor Ward–Perkins’ paper will launch the St Andrews Centre for Late Antiquity and will be followed by a drinks reception in the School of Classics.
19 February 2016 Speaker: Ian Repath (Swansea)
 Achilles Tatius: Bellies, Births, and Bastards
12 February 2016 Speaker: Candace Rice (Edinburgh)
Regional specialization and economic development in the Roman period: a view from southern Turkey
05 February 2016 Speaker: Myles Lavan (St Andrews)
Rethinking the spread of Roman citizenship in the provinces
29 January 2016 Speaker: Brian McGing (Trinity Dublin)
Revolting subjects, ancient and modern: Thebes (Egypt) 207 BC, Delhi 1857, Dublin 1916-1921
27 November 2015 Speaker: Joe Skinner (Newcastle)
Neglected Ethnographies: the visual and material
20 November 2015 Speaker: Ben Russell (Edinburgh)
North Africans in Roman art
13 November 2015 Speaker: Tim Rood (Oxford)
Cyrus the Ethnographer: The End of Herodotus’ Histories Revisited
06 November 2015 Speaker: Molly Swetnam Burley (William & Mary)
A Model Marriage? Narrating the Courtship of Mars and Venus in Word and Image
30 October 2015 Speaker: Shaul Tor (KCL)
On second thoughts, does nature love to hide? Heraclitus B123 reconsidered
23 October 2015 Speaker: Elina Pyy (Helsinki/St Andrews)
To be Roman, be a man?   Constructions of masculinity in Flavian epic
16 October 2015 Speaker: Fred Hirt (Liverpool)
Of Coiling Snakes and Lost Heroes – Tyrian Coin Motifs and the Phoenician Past
09 October 2015 Speaker: Aaron Pelttari (Edinburgh)
Authors Old and New in the Writing of Sidonius Apollinaris
07 October 2015 Speaker: Gillian Clark (Bristol)
Speaking to the community: late antique sermons as political oratory
Please note: this seminar will be in School II, St Salvator's Quad.
02 October 2015 Speaker: Esther Eidinow (Nottingham)
Did She Jump or Was She Pushed? An Exploration of Greek Mythemes
25 September 2015 Speaker: Daniel King (Exeter)
Pain, pleasure and narrative in the Ideal Greek Romances
23 September 2015 Speaker: Glenn Most (Chicago)
The annunciation to Mary: reading between image and text
18 September 2015 Speaker: Alex Long (St Andrews)
Suicide, gods and the city in Greek philosophy

Events Enquiries


Research Seminars

Please direct enquiries to

Roger Rees, 
School of Classics,
University of St Andrews,
St Andrews KY16 9AL.


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

Find the School on