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News 2011

Laura Jansen wins position at Stanford

Wednesday 05 October 2011

We're delighted that Dr Laura Jansen, who twice held a Teaching Fellowship in the School, has been appointed Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Classics at Stanford University for 2011-12.


AHRC Fellowship

Tuesday 13 September 2011

Rebecca Sweetman has been awarded an AHRC Research Fellowship for 2012 in support of a project on the Christianisation of the Peloponnese in the 5th to 7th centuries CE. Congratulations to her on this success!


Congratulations to Emma-Jayne Graham

Thursday 30 June 2011

Emma-Jayne Graham has been successful in winning a grant from the British Academy Small Grants scheme for a project on 'Swaddled infants and the terracotta votive tradition in ancient Italy'. The project will catalogue and analyse the evidence for terracotta votive offerings (ex votos) of swaddled infants deposited at sanctuary sites across Central Italy from the 4th-1st century BC in anticipation of, or thanks for, divine assistance in pregnancy and childbirth.


Congratulations to Stephen Halliwell

Friday 10 June 2011

Stephen Halliwell has been elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Further details available at:


Congratulations to Karla Pollmann

Friday 15 April 2011

Karla Pollmann has been appointed Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Ancient Studies, Stellenbosch University, for 2011-13. This is the first time that any such link has existed between the two universities.


Double success for Emma Gee

Thursday 07 April 2011

Emma Gee has been successful in winning two awards for work on her project Mapping the Underworld in Ancient Greece and Rome. She has been given a Leverhulme Research Fellowship for 2011-12, and will follow that in 2012-13 with the previously announced award from the Loeb Foundation.


Congratulations to Rebecca Sweetman

Monday 14 March 2011

Rebecca Sweetman was awarded a Caledonian Research foundation/RSE European Visiting Research Fellowship for the project entitled 'Late Antique Churches as evidence for the diachronic complexities of the Christianization of the Peloponnese'. The fellowship will be used to undertake research at the British School at Athens and fieldwork on the 5th - 7th century churches in the Peloponnese in Spring 2011.


Yale visiting scholar

Wednesday 09 March 2011

Pauline Leven visited the School for two weeks from 21 February as Yale Visiting Scholar. She gave three papers during her visit, including one at a conference on 'Voice and Fictionality in Greek poetry' held in the School on Saturday 26 February.


Joe Howley wins position at Columbia

Wednesday 09 March 2011

We're delighted to report that Joe Howley, currently a Teaching Fellow with us, has been appointed to an Assistant Professorship at Columbia University, which has one of the best Classics Departments in the US. As well as being wonderful news for Joe himself, this is great testimony to the School's international reputation, since Joe is also a product of our own PhD programme.


Congratulations to Emma Gee

Tuesday 08 March 2011

Emma Gee has been awarded a Loeb Library Foundation research award for the second semester of 2011-12: this is for work on her book (under contract to CUP) Mapping the Underworld in Greece and Rome.


Visiting Professor at the University of Campinas

Tuesday 01 March 2011

Greg Woolf spent two weeks in February as a visiting professor at the University of Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil at the invitation of Professor Pedro Paulo Funari, Director of the University's Institute of Advanced Studies. While there, he gave a graduate course on religious pluralism in ancient Rome to students from a number of Brazilian universities. He spoke about his impressions of UNICAMP in this interview.


Radio 4 - 'In our Time'

Friday 28 January 2011

Stephen Halliwell took part in the popular Radio 4 history of ideas programme, 'In our Time', presented by Melvyn Bragg, on Jan. 27th. The topic was Aristotle's Poetics and the programme is available on the BBC 'In our Time' website.