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Postdoc Work-in-Progress Seminars

Postdoc Work-in-Progress Seminars

The PostDoc WiP seminars will be held fortnightly on Friday lunchtimes (12:30–1:50), except for the first session, which will take place on Thursday instead. Each speaker will pre-circulate a piece of writing around a week in advance, which they will briefly introduce at the beginning of the session. The majority of the seminar will then be used to discuss and offer feedback on the work.

The seminar is intended for the Classics postdoc community in the first instance, interpreted broadly to encompass all Early Career Researchers, including individual/project postdocs, JRFs, teaching associates, temporary lecturers, recent PhD alumni. By default, work will only be circulated to and discussed by the Classics postdoc community, but each speaker can invite along and share their work with other members of the Faculty/University. If you are not a Classics Postdoc but would like to attend a specific session, please contact the relevant speaker for an invitation and copy of their work.

Attendees are encouraged to bring along their own packed lunches.

For further information, or to express interest in presenting in a future term, please contact the seminar co-convenors: Dr Olivia Elder ( and Dr Thomas Nelson (

Lent 2020 Term Card

Thursday 30th January, 12:30–1:50, 1.04
Dr Tommaso Mari (
“The Gesta de absolutione Miseni of 495 as synodal minutes: a formal analysis”

Friday 14th February, 12:30–1:50, 1.04
Dr Thomas J. Nelson (
“The Poetics of Play in Hellenistic Epigram”

Friday 28th February, 12:30–1:50, 1.04
Dr Lea Niccolai (
“Synesius at the crossroads; Philosophy, episcopacy, and the question of religious-allegiance in the fourth-century Greek East”

Friday 13th March, 12:30–1:50, 1.04
Dr Peter Candy (
“Law, rhetoric, and Saufeius' ship: The use of chiasmus in D.19.2.31 (Alf. 5 dig. a Paulo epit.)”

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