Classics Research Seminars – Spring Term 2017

We are delighted to announce our research seminar programme for Spring Term 2017.

Please note that in weeks 3–5 our regular seminars will be replaced by the fantastic programme of the ‘Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen’ events (further information on which can be found here).

Week 2 – Jan 18: Lyndsay Coo (Bristol), ‘Greek tragedy and the theatre of sisterhood’
Week 3 – Jan 25: Iphigeneia in Aulis (7pm, Minghella Cinema)
Week 4 – Feb 1: Agamemnon (7pm, Minghella Cinema)
Week 5 – Feb  8: Electra (7pm, Minghella Cinema)

No seminar in Week 6

Week 7 – Feb  22: Tosca Lynch (Oxford), ‘The Symphony of Temperance in Republic 4: musical imagery and practical models’
Week 8 – Mar 1: Giulia Biffis (Reading), ‘A Sapphic inter text for Lycophron’s female voice’
Week 9 – Mar 8: Karen Ni-Mheallaigh (Exeter), ‘Eye of night: the Moon as a site of optical paradox in antiquity and beyond’ — CANCELLED
Week 10 – Mar 15: Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Cardiff), ‘Sexual Violence and a Re-Reading of the Eurymedon Vase’

ADDITIONAL SEMINAR:

Week 10 – Mar 15: Katerina Panagopoulou (University of Crete), ‘Saviour Monarchs in Context: (Ab)uses of the title ’Soter’ in the Hellenistic period’ (2pm, Ure Museum)

Venue and time (unless otherwise stated): HumSS G25, 4pm.

All welcome!

Classics Research Seminars – Autumn Term 2016

We are delighted to announce our research seminars and special lectures for Autumn Term 2016:

28 September
Francesca Silvestrelli (Salento), “Pottery workshops in Greek colonies of the Ionian coast: production and consumption at Metaponto and Herakleia”

5 October
Evert Van Emde Boas (Oxford), “Realism in Euripidean characterization: a cognitive approach”

12 October
Luigi Prada (Oxford) “Two Languages, Four Scripts (and Counting): Dealing with Linguistic Diversity in Graeco-Roman Egypt”

19 October
Barbara Borg (Exeter), “Reviving tradition in Hadrianic Rome: From incineration to inhumation”

26 October
Andreas Gavrielatos (Edinburgh), “In search of the hidden truth in Persius’ Satires”

9 November
Sophia Piacentin (KCL) “Epigraphy in context: the case of multae in Roman and  Samnite Italy”

16 November
Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones (Cardiff), “Sexual Violence and a Re-Reading of the Eurymedon Vase”

23 November
Peter Agocs (UCL) “Pindar’s Pythian 4 and Greek colonial memory”

25 November
Annual Percy N. Ure Lecture
Christopher Smith (BSR)
Title and venue tbc.

30 November
Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol) “Aegeomania’ or Aegean Bronze Age Archaeology beyond archaeology modern obsessions with the Aegean Bronze Age Past in various cultural practices”

7 December
Fred Naiden (North Carolina), “The Self-Image of Alexander the Great”

Unless otherwise stated, all seminars will take place at 4pm in the Van Emden lecture theatre (HumSS).

Everyone welcome.

Research Seminars – Summer Term 2016

We are delighted to invite you to the following research seminars during Summer Term 2016:

April 21: André Lardinois (Nijmegen), “Eastern Myths for Western Lies: Deliberate Allusions to Near Eastern Myth in Early Greek Epic”

April 27: Eric Csapo (Sydney), “The Shape of Choral Dance and Euripides”

May 4: John Boardman (Oxford), tba. – room tbc.

May 11: Egizia-Maria Felice (Oxford), “Hadrian’s Wall – multilingualism and the Roman army at the edge of the Empire.”

May 18 Kunbi Olasope (Ibadan), “Antigone and Tegonni: Female Sexuality, Subdued Masculinity and Tyranny in Classical and African Drama”, with commentary by Sola Adeyemi (Greenwich) – time tbc.

Unless otherwise noted, all seminars will take place at 4pm in the Ure Museum (HumSS G38).

All welcome!

Research Seminars – Spring Term 2016

We are delighted to invite you to the following research seminars during Spring Term 2016:

Jan 13 Sam Mirelman (ISAW, NY), ‘Mesopotamian Music Theory and Notation Texts’ – NB, this starts at 5pm

Jan 20 Youssri Abdelwahed (Minia), ‘The Illumination of Lamps for Athena/Neith in Sais/Esna in Graeco-Roman Egypt’

Jan 27 Bill Beck (Reading, Penn), ‘Lost in the Middle: Discourse Time and Story Time in the Iliad

Feb 3 Mick Stringer (Reading), ‘Impensae, operae and the pastio uillatica. Investment appraisal in the Roman agricultural treatises’

Feb 10 Classics Meets CeLM

Feb 24 Hella Eckardt (Reading), ‘Writing in practice: metal inkwells, literacy and identities in the Roman world’

Mar 2 Emmanuela Bakkola (Warwick), ‘Where are the Erinyes in Aeschylus’ Oresteia?’

Mar 9 Oriol Olesti (Barcelona), ‘The Land Surveyors experiences in Roman and Byzantine Hispania: new documentation’

Mar 16 Lynette Mitchell (Exeter), ‘Disremembering Cyrus and Tomyris’

All seminars, unless otherwise stated, will be held at 4pm in HumSS G25 on Reading’s Whiteknights Campus.

All Welcome!

Research Seminars – Autumn Term 2015

We are delighted to invite you to the following research seminars during Autumn Term 2015:

Oct 7 Anastasia Bakogianni (Open): ‘Electra’s Turn to the Dark Side: Nelson Rodrigues’ Brazilian Refiguration of the Tragic Heroine in Lady of the Drowned (1947)’

Oct 14 William Mack (Birmingham): ‘Vox Populi, Vox Deorum? Re-examining the Attic Document Reliefs’

Oct 21 Elton Barker (Open): ‘Towards a new geography of the ancient world: countercartography, networks and bottomless maps’

Nov 11 NO SEMINAR

Nov 18 Peter Kruschwitz (Reading): ‘Poetica Britannica: Approaching Britain’s Most Ancient Poetry’

Nov 25 Kunbi Olasope (Ibadan): ‘Elegiac Odes: The Burden of Women from Troy to Owu’

Dec 2 Consuelo Ruiz-Montero (Murcia): ‘The Ancient Greek Novel: An Introduction’

All seminars will be held at 4pm in HumSS G25 on Reading’s Whiteknights Campus.

In addition to the above, we would like to give advance notice of the 2015 Ure Lecture:

Oct 28 Ure Lecture: Ineke Sluiter (Leiden): ‘Anchoring Innovation’ (Henley Business School, G15; 5pm)

All Welcome!

Classics Research Seminars – Summer Term 2014

We are delighted to announce our programme of research seminars for Summer Term 2014.

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars will take place at 4pm in the Ure Museum. Everyone welcome!

28 May
Chris Faraone
(Chicago):
‘Women and Children First: The Earliest Evidence for Ancient Greek Body Amulets’

4 June
Vasileios Syros
(Jyväskylä):
‘Greek Economic Thinking and the Emergence of Political Economy in the Islamic World’

11 June
Bev Scott
(Leeds):
‘And Venus was her name? Medea ipsa in Valerius Flaccus’

18 June
Agnès Garcia Ventura
(Barcelona):
‘Workers at the end of the 3rd millennium BCE Mesopotamia: some reflections on job categories, gender and kinship’

Classics Research Seminars – Spring Term 2014

We are delighted to announce our programme of research seminars for Spring Term 2014.

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars will take place at 4pm in HumSS G25. Everyone welcome.

15 January
Maria Stamatopoulou (Oxford):
‘New light on old finds from Thessaly: the Pasikrata sanctuary at Demetrias’

22 January
Karla Pollmann (Kent):
‘Augustine between Science and Salvation’

29 January
Shane Butler (Bristol):
‘The Ancient Phonograph’

5 February
Elodie Turquois (Oxf0rd):
‘Monumentality, aesthetics, and emotions in Procopius of Caesarea’s ekphrasis of Constantinople’
NB. This seminar will take place in the Ure Museum (HumSS G38)

12 February
Xavier Espluga (Barcelona):
‘Cicero’s speech on the government of consular provinces: text and context problems’

19 February
Peter Wiseman (Exeter):
‘Why everyone gets Augustus wrong’
NB. This seminar will take place in the Ure Museum (HumSS G38)

26 February
Ahuvia Kahane (Royal Holloway):
‘Image, word, and history: Cy Twombly and antiquity’

5 March
Lynette Mitchell (Exeter):
‘Oriental despotism: Herodotus and Montesquieu’

12 March
Rosa M. Andújar (UCL):
‘Chorus of one: encroaching on the choral role in Greek tragedy’
NB. This seminar will take place in the Ure Museum (HumSS G38)

Classics Research Seminars – Autumn Term 2013

We are delighted to announce our programme of research seminars for Autumn Term 2013.

Unless otherwise indicated, all seminars will take place at 4pm in the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology (HumSS G38). Everyone welcome.

9 October
Lindsay Powell
(Austin, TX – Wokingham):
‘Celebrity, Comedy and Chickens: The Magnificent Life of Germanicus Caesar’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G25

16 October
Eleanor Dickey (Reading):
‘Why the Greeks did not leave spaces between words’

23 October
Koen Verboven (Ghent):
‘Economics and the Roman collegia’

30 October:
Walter Scheidel (Stanford):
‘Always follow the money: what public revenue and expenditure tell us about the nature of the Roman empire’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G25

6 November
Greg Woolf (St Andrews):
‘Rethinking Ancient Literacy. Words, numbers and social complexity in the Near East and the Mediterranean world’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G25

13 November
The Annual Percy N. Ure Lecture
Robert Parker (Oxford):
‘Artemis Polymastos and others: challenges and problems of iconography in Greco-Roman Anatolia’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G27

20 November
Alex Mullen (Oxford):
‘Latinitas Britannica’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G25

27 November
Marianne Bergeron (The British Museum, London):
‘Pots and People: Greek traders at Naukratis’

4 December
Sally Waite (Newcastle):
‘An Athenian Red-Figure Kalathos in the Shefton Collection’
N.B., this event will take place in HumSS G25