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Faculty of Classics



Seminars will take place on Tuesdays in 1.04 in the Faculty of Classics and begin at 16:30. All are warmly invited to join us – and for drinks and conversation afterwards, too.


May 2 Neal Payne (Cambridge)

The Archaeobotanical Evidence of Farming and Food Production in Yorkshire (4000 BCE - 1100 CE)


May 9 Catharine Titi (CNRS Paris)

The Legal Case for Returning the Parthenon Marbles


May 16 Laura Alvarez (Cambridge)

Elite Strategies and the Spread of Vanitas: Bronze Mirrors in the Eastern Mediterranean as a Case-Study


May 23 Simon Stoddart (Cambridge) & Nikoline Sauer (Aarhus/Cambridge)

The Contribution of Science to Classical Archaeology


Latest news

VIEWS PhD Studentship

4 April 2023

The Faculty of Classics is recruiting for a PhD student to join the Visual Interactions in Early Writing Systems (VIEWS) project in October 2023. The student will work on a predetermined topic, namely visual aspects of the linear scripts of the Bronze Age Aegean (Cretan Hieroglyphic, Linear A and Linear B), although there...

Classics Shorts with Mary Beard: videos for schools

19 February 2023

We are thrilled to be launching Classics Shorts : a series of videos for schools introducing the ancient Greek and Roman worlds and exploring themes with continuing resonance for the modern classroom. Each film is accompanied by teaching materials for use in schools. Celebrity guests join Mary Beard and her colleagues to...

New appointment in Classical Archaeology

10 February 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Dr Jane Rempel has been appointed to an Assistant Professorship in Classics from 1 September 2023. She is currently Lecturer in Classical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

Regius Professorship of Greek

16 January 2023

The Faculty is delighted to announce that Professor Tim Whitmarsh FBA has been elected Regius Professor of Greek from 1 April 2023. He is currently the A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture in the University. Looking ahead to his new role, Professor Whitmarsh commented: ’I am thrilled and honoured to be taking up this...