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British Academy Fellowship 2019

last modified Sep 10, 2019 09:52 AM
The Faculty is delighted to offer warm congratulations to Emily Gowers on her election as a Fellow of the British Academy

2019 Gifford Lectures

last modified Jun 04, 2019 04:45 PM
Professor Beard's Gifford Lectures (University of Edinburgh), on The Ancient World and Us: From Fear and Loathing to Enlightenment and Ethics, are now available on line.

Follow the link below for videos of the six Gifford Lectures delivered by Professor Beard at the University of Edinburgh from 6 - 30 May 2019:

https://www.giffordlectures.org/lectures/ancient-world-and-us-fear-and-loathing-enlightenment-and-ethics

The Runciman Award 2019

last modified May 13, 2019 05:03 PM
The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Robin Osborne is a recipient of the Runciman Award 2019 for 'The Transformation of Athens' (Princeton University Press).

The award have been made to two joint winners on this occasion.

read here for more details

Aldborough Roman Town Project Podcast

last modified May 10, 2019 10:55 AM
Follow progress on the Aldborough Roman Town Project via their podcast.

https://soundcloud.com/soundingaldborough

 

For more information on the project, READ HERE.

Museum Closure on Mondays

last modified Mar 20, 2019 10:23 AM
The Museum of Classical Archaeology will close on Mondays, beginning Monday 29 April 2019.

MOCA's Cast Gallery will continue to be open to the public as normal 10am-5pm Tuesday to Friday and 10am-1pm on Saturdays during University term-time.

However, this significant change will allow the Museum to facilitate important collections care projects. Although we realise this decision will impact on access to our collection, we thank visitors for their support in this decision as we move to prioritise and preserve our objects for future generations.

J. Paul Getty Medal

last modified Jan 25, 2019 08:13 AM
The Faculty is delighted to report that Mary Beard has been named as one of this year's recipients of the J. Paul Getty Medal. See weblink for further information.

Rebecca Flemming co-edits 'field defining' new book

last modified Dec 11, 2018 10:06 AM
This book 'is the first to encompass the vast history of how living things procreate, from the banks of the ancient Nile to the fertility clinics of today.'

Rebecca Flemming, from the Faculty of Classics, is a co-editor of an important ‘field-defining’ book just published by Cambridge University Press, 'Reproduction: From Antiquity to the Present Day'

Read all about the book HERE.

Ingo Gildenhard and John Henderson's new publication

last modified Dec 11, 2018 10:00 AM
The new course book on Virgil, Aeneid 11 (Pallas & Camilla) includes Latin text, study aids with vocabulary, and commentary.

Tailored to the OCR Latin AS and A Level specifications 2019–2021, the book offers the original Latin text, vocabulary aids, study questions, and an extensive commentary. Designed to stretch and stimulate readers, it extends beyond detailed linguistic analysis to encourage critical engagement with Virgil’s poetry and the most recent scholarly thought.

Read more and buy the book HERE. Or read the book online HERE.

2019 Outreach event list

last modified Nov 22, 2018 10:10 AM
We have now released details of the Outreach events that the Faculty of Classics that will be hosting or participating in during 2019.

For more details on any of these events, please feel free to visit the EVENTS section of our Greeks Romans and Us website or if you have any questions, please email them to 

We post regular updates on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages as well, to ensure you are kept up to date with what is going on at the events and when booking will open. 2019 Outreach event list pg 1

Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships at Cambridge

last modified Nov 07, 2018 05:26 PM
The Cambridge Classics Faculty invites applications to the 2019 round of the Leverhulme Trust early Career Fellowship competition.

This prestigious scheme aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research.

The Faculty operates an internal selection process. We are keen to support high quality applications that intersect with research already being undertaken or developed in the Faculty of Classics. So, applicants should be in touch with an academic who works in their area of research, and could act as their sponsor, to discuss their proposed project as soon as possible. Full details of the internal application process (with links to more details of Faculty members) can be found at: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/research/funding

Details of the scheme itself, including rules on eligibility, are available from:

https://www.leverhulme.ac.uk/funding/grant-schemes/early-career-fellowships

Please contact the Faculty Research Officer with any general queries: research.officer@classics.cam.ac.uk

The Faculty Deadline for applications is Friday 4th January 2019. 

Make Your Myth Competition 2018

last modified Nov 05, 2018 09:45 AM
We are excited to announce a brand new competition that wants students in school years 3-8 to get creative with the Classics.

Make Your Myth 2018

Our brand new Classics competition is aimed at students in years 3-8 and all the information and entry details can be found HERE. 

It is a fun and exciting way to get students involved in learning more about Greek/Roman history and mythology, arts and design or creative writing and short stories - so there is something for everyone! Please feel free to share the website link, or pass it on, to anybody you know who may be interested. We are looking forward to seeing all of the wonderful entries and sharing the winning works with you at the start of 2019. 

 Any questions can be emailed directly to Esme Booth at efb43@cam.ac.uk 

Thank you! 

Make Your Myth Competition 2018 2

Gildersleeve Prize 2017

last modified Oct 11, 2018 09:56 AM
The Faculty is delighted to report that the Gildersleeve Prize in 2017 has been presented to Dr Max Leventhal.

The Gildersleeve Prize has been presented to Dr Leventhal for the best article published in the American Journal of Philology in 2017, “Eratosthenes’ Letter to Ptolemy: The Literary Mechanics of Empire,” AJP 138.1: 43–84.

Second CREWS Conference: Call for Papers

last modified Jun 27, 2018 12:57 PM
We are pleased to announce the second CREWS conference, to take place Thursday 14th – Saturday 16th of March 2019. ‘Exploring the Social and Cultural Contexts of Historic Writing Systems’ aims to look at writing systems’ place in society and culture.

Full details, including the call for papers, are available on the project’s conference page.

 

The Cambridge Philological Society Prize 2019 and 2020

last modified Jun 27, 2018 09:22 AM
The Cambridge Philological Society is pleased to announce the establishment of a prize for the best submitted article by a graduate student or early-career researcher.

The Council of the Cambridge Philological Society has agreed to establish an annual prize competition for the best submitted article under 10,000 words by a graduate student or early-career researcher, with £1,000 awarded to the winner. The winner will also have their article published in the Society's journal, the Cambridge Classical Journal.

Eligible submissions will fall within one or more area(s) in Classical Studies chosen annually by the Council. For 2019 (that is for publication in CCJ vol. 65) and 2020 (that is for publication in CCJ vol. 66), these will be Classical Archaeology and/or Ancient History.

The regulations for the competition may be consulted HERE.

The closing date for submissions for 2019 is 15 January 2019 and for 2020 is 15 January 2020.

Research Associate (Assistant Editor, Oxford History of the Archaic Greek World)

last modified Jun 22, 2018 03:04 PM
Details of how to apply for this one year fixed term post are now available online, Closing date 23 July 2018.

Life After Classics: alumni profiles

last modified Jun 20, 2018 01:02 PM
Our Classics alumni give us an insight into their lives after studying Classics at Cambridge.

We are very proud of our Alumni community and what they have all gone on to achieve. This is why we have added a new page to our website where you can read through some alumni profiles. Here they tell us, in their own words, a bit about their lives and work following their Cambridge studies.

It is truly inspiring to see all of the fascinating work and achievements of our Classics Alumni and great for potential Classics applicants to see just how enriching studying Classics can be and the diverse range of opportunities that can follow.

Read more HERE.

Cambridge Classics Ancient Worlds Video Competition 2018

last modified Jun 18, 2018 09:33 AM
Have a look through the winning video entries from some high school classicists this year!

We have counted down the finalists and announced our winner for this year's Video Competition! There were some really brilliant and imaginative entries and we thoroughly enjoyed watching them all. Thank you to all of those involved and, if you have not yet, please have a look through them. 

The competition takes place every year and is open to students from years 9-13. To read more about it have a look on the Greeks, Romans and Us page HERE. It is a fantastic and exciting way to allow students to get creative with the Classics and we have had some brilliant and original entries this year. Have a look at some of them HERE.

Guardian University league tables 2019

last modified May 29, 2018 02:44 PM
Cambridge has topped the Classics table in The Guardian 'league tables' 2019. Details are available online.

Professor Emily Gowers: Sather Lectures

last modified Mar 27, 2018 08:58 AM
The Faculty offers its warmest congratulations to Professor Emily Gowers who has been invited to deliver The Sather Lectures at Berkeley in 2021/2.

For more information on the Sather Professors see here

Julius Caesar Revealed - BBC one

last modified Feb 13, 2018 11:37 AM
Mary Beard looks into some of the big questions surrounding one of the most prominent rulers in history.

On Monday 12th February at 9pm, Mary Beard and the BBC endeavoured to reveal the truth about the famous Roman emperor - Julius Caesar.

Who was Julias Caesar and how does his influence resonate in our everyday lives? How have dictators since utilised his PR tricks in striving to achieve autonomous power? 

Catch up with the episode HERE.

PHOTO CREDIT: BBC

Dr Yannis Galanakis elected to The Archaeological Society at Athens

last modified Feb 08, 2018 04:57 PM
Dr Galanakis has been elected to a regular membership of The Archaeological Society at Athens, the oldest archaeological organisation in Greece established in 1837.

The CREWS project at the Fitzwilliam Museum

last modified Jan 17, 2018 03:24 PM
The CREWS project has collaborated with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the British Museum to produce a fantastic display.

The CREWS project now has a display at Cambridge's Fitzwilliam Museum. It was opened yesterday, Tuesday 16th January, and will run until Sunday 10th June 2018. 

To read the full blog post about the installation day and the collaboration with the British Museum and Fitzwilliam, please CLICK HERE. Here, Dr Phillipa Steele (Principal Investigator of the CREWS project) tells us all about it and where the display is located in the Museum.

CREWS pippaYou can also keep up to date with the exciting progress and developments of the project on the CREWS project blog

To find out more about this fascinating project and its aims please CLICK HERE.

Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

last modified Jan 03, 2018 01:45 PM
Professor Michael Reeve elected to Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei

Professor Reeve has been elected to membership of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. See the Academy website for further details.

Dr Ferraby: 2017 Illustration Award Winner

last modified Jan 03, 2018 03:36 PM
Dr Rose Ferraby, Research Associate in the Faculty of Classics, is a recipient of the Michael Marks Awards for Poetry Pamphlets 2017

 

Dr Ferraby, co-Director of the Aldborough Roman Town Project, has been given the Illustration Award for The Tender Map by Melanie Challenger (Guillemot Press). Further details may be found here

Archaeology Book of the Year Award

last modified Dec 20, 2017 02:07 PM
Details of how to vote are now available online.

Professor Millett's co-edited book, 'The Oxford Handbook of Roman Britain' 2016 (M. Millett, L.Revell and A. Moore) has been shortlisted for the Current Archaeology book of the Year Award. Voting for the awards (open to everyone) went live on 1st December on www.archaeology.co.uk/vote,  – and is open until 5th February. The winners will be announced at the Current Archaeology Live! 2018 conference, held at the University of London's Senate House on 23-24 February.

2018 Ancient World Video Competition

last modified Dec 15, 2017 12:14 PM
Cambridge Classics' 2018 Ancient World Video Competition is now open for entries.

We are very pleased to announce the 2018 Cambridge Classics Ancient Worlds Video Competition! For more details and details on how to enter, please click HERE.

Vid Comp 2018 poster

 

The Cambridge Greek Play 2019

last modified Dec 13, 2017 11:06 AM
The Cambridge Greek Play for 2019 has been announced.

‘We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Cambridge Greek Play will be Sophocles’ Oedipus at Colonus, directed by Daniel Goldman. Sophocles’ tragedy about the last days of Oedipus, now blind and exiled, is one of the greatest plays about old age, the bearing of life's horror, and the transcendence of the ordinary.

Daniel Goldman is known for his imaginative theatre work in several languages with his Tangram Theatre Company and beyond, and is looking forward to the exciting challenge of staging Sophocles in the original Greek.’

sophocles

To read more about the Cambridge Greek Play and it's fascinating history, please click HERE.

Local schools are inspired by Ovid

last modified Dec 11, 2017 10:27 AM
A celebratory event for students who produced creative responses to tales from Ovid.
Local schools are inspired by Ovid

Joshua Cobbold's Minotaur model and poem

This December the Faculty of Classics and Museum of Classical Archaeology were delighted to host a celebratory event for students who had participated in a very special competition organised by the Cambridge Schools Classics Project. Year 7 students from a number of local state-maintained secondary schools listened to tales from Ovid in their English lessons before being asked to produce a creative response to their favourite myth. Teachers in each school had a tough job choosing the best pieces of work produced by their students so that they could present it to a panel of judges, who would decide who would ultimately be the winner across all seven schools which took part.

On 7th December, the winning students from each school visited the Faculty to enjoy tales from the Odyssey with storyteller Hugh Lupton, for a chance to explore the Museum of Classical Archaeology and, most importantly, to be awarded with certificates and prizes and to find out the winner of the competition. 

The judges were so impressed with all of the wonderful videos and works of art produced by the students that they found it terribly hard to choose a winner but in the end, the Minotaur model and poem seen above by Joshua Cobbold from Sybil Andrews Academy in Bury St Edmunds was judged the very worthy winner.

Congratulations and many thanks to all the students and teachers involved from Samuel Ward Academy, Sawston Village College, Saffron Walden County High School, Thomas Gainsborough School, The Netherhall School, Sybil Andrews Academy and Anglo European School.  

Applications invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

last modified Nov 16, 2017 04:19 PM
We are keen to support high quality applications that intersect with research already being undertaken or developed in the Classics Faculty.

Applicants should be in touch with an academic in the Faculty who works in their area of research, and could act as their sponsor, to discuss their proposed project as soon as possible (academic staff and their research interests are listed at https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/directory/faculty).

Draft applications should then be submitted to the Faculty’s Administrative Officer, Mr Nigel Thompson (Nigel.Thompson@admin.cam.ac.uk) by Thursday 4th January 2018. For further details of the process see: https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/research/funding

Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation

last modified Nov 10, 2017 06:11 PM
A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial has been recovered by students of the Faculty of Classics...

A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial has been recovered by students of the Faculty of Classics, during the excavation of a roofed theatre in the Roman town of Interamna Lirenas, near Monte Cassino, in Italy.

To learn more about the Interamna Lirenas project please click HERE.

This is a remarkable find for the team working on the project and more can be read about the discovery HERE.

The Soprintendenza Archeologia, Belle Arti e Paesaggio per le Province di Forsinone, Latina e Rieti has also issued an official press release (in Italian), which has led to some further local media coverage.

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British Academy Fellowship 2019

Jul 18, 2019

The Faculty is delighted to offer warm congratulations to Emily Gowers on her election as a Fellow of the British Academy

2019 Gifford Lectures

Jun 04, 2019

Professor Beard's Gifford Lectures (University of Edinburgh), on The Ancient World and Us: From Fear and Loathing to Enlightenment and Ethics, are now available on line.

The Runciman Award 2019

May 13, 2019

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Robin Osborne is a recipient of the Runciman Award 2019 for 'The Transformation of Athens' (Princeton University Press).

Aldborough Roman Town Project Podcast

May 10, 2019

Follow progress on the Aldborough Roman Town Project via their podcast.

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