The Department of Classics is delighted to announce that it has, again, been successful in its bid for two UROP placements in 2012.
Reading’s Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) is a scheme that allows second-year Undergraduates to carry out a paid six-weeks research project in close collaboration with an academic over the Summer vacation. These projects are an ideal preparation for students who consider an academic career beyond their first degree, and they are an excellent preparation for the third-year dissertation project. (For further information please refer to the UROP pages .)
The two projects this year will be:
As part of the new Erasmus teaching exchange established last year with the Institut Català d’Arqueologia Clàssica (ICAC) in Tarragona (Spain), Dr Annalisa Marzano gave a series of MA lectures at ICAC to students enrolled on the Classical Archaeology and Ancient History programme.
Dr Marzano’s four lectures on villas, settlement, and society in ancient central Italy featured as part of the intensive 8th International Seminar in Classical Archaeology (Jan. 31 – Feb. 1, 2012) devoted to Rural Settlements and the Transformation of the Landscape in Antiquity. The teaching programme featured also lectures on landscape archaeology, topography, palaeobotany, etc. given by researchers and professors from various Spanish universities and museums.
Dr Marzano had several meetings with colleagues from ICAC and other Spanish universities to explore new, or enhance existing, exchanges and research networks, especially for postgraduate students.
In May 2012 Dr Jesús Carruesco from ICAC will be visiting Reading under the Erasmus staff exchange scheme. Dr Carruesco’s research covers a wide range of topics spanning from Philology to Cultural Anthropology of the Ancient World. His main area of expertise is Archaic and Classical Greece, with a special focus on religion and modes of performance (social, ritual, and literary). We look forward to hearing his seminars in the spring!
Please follow this link for an Interview with Dr Marzano on the ICAC webpages.
Niki Karapanagioti, who is now in her third year as a doctoral researcher in the department, has been awarded a scholarship from the Panagiotis Triantafyllidis Bequest Fund, which is for graduate students from the Peloponnese and is jointly administered by the Greek ministries of Economics and Education.
Niki’s research on Herodotus is already funded by a prestigious award from the Greek State Scholarship Foundation (Ίδρυμα Κρατικών Υποτροφιών or ΊΚΥ); this new award has been back-dated to the first year of her PhD, before her current funding started. Congratulations Niki!