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Faculty of Classics



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



30 January Elizabeth La Duc (Cambridge)
Coal, Iron, and Innovation in Roman Britain

6 February Min Lin (Cambridge) - CANCELLED
Constructing the gendered body: a comparative study of the corporeality in the Early Iron Age and Eastern Zhou burials

13 February Albert Bates (Cambridge)
Orestes Sarcophagi and the Philosophy of Phantasia

20 February Valeria Amoretti (Pompeii)
Recent research from the laboratory of the Parco Archeologico di Pompei

27 February Dominique Goddard (Cambridge)
What’s cooking? A foodways approach to central Tyrrhenian Italy

5 March Nina Bizziocchi (Cambridge)
Roman housing in London: a ‘provincial’ architecture?

12 March* Aidan Gray (Cambridge)
The Convergence of the Sphinx: How Art & Literature Got On the Same Page



30 April Luca Giuliani (Berlin)
The problem of Roman copies: a transatlantic dissent

7 May Maureen Carroll (York)
Archaeological and visual evidence for women's dress and identity in southwest Italy in the 4th century B.C.

14-16 May (precise timings to be confirmed)
Gabriel Zuchtriegel (Director of the Archaeological Excavations at Pompeii)
Pompeii and Christianity: From after 1748 AD to before 79 AD

21 May Georg Gerleigner (Erlangen)
Collecting and provenance in the Nazi era: Georg Dehn and the Antikensammlung Erlangen


*Seminar followed by end-of-term D Caucus reception in the Museum of Classical Archaeology


Latest news

Election of two new Professors in the Faculty of Classics

27 March 2024

The Faculty is delighted to announce the election of Professor Josephine (Jo) Crawley Quinn to the Professorship of Ancient History and Professor Serafina Cuomo to the A. G. Leventis Professorship of Greek Culture . Jo will join the Faculty on 1 January 2025 and will be the first woman to hold the Professorship of Ancient...

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The programme for the Craven Seminar 2024, ‘Interface Interpretation: exegesis as encounter in Greco-Roman literature’ , is now available online . This will be an in-person event. Please click here to register.

Classical Equalities Lecture 25 April 2024 at 17.00 in G19

4 March 2024

Jane Draycott will be giving this year’s Classical Equalities lecture, on ‘ Prostheses in Classical Antiquity: Everything You Never Knew You Wanted To Know’. Jane Draycott is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Glasgow. Her research investigates science, technology, and medicine in the ancient world. She has...

Soundmarks Project

12 February 2024

Soundmarks, an art/archaeology collaboration between Rose Ferraby, Cambridge Archaeologist, and Rob St John using sound and visual art launches at DIG in York. In 2019 the pair created work exploring and animating the sub-surface landscape of Aldborough Roman Town in North Yorkshire, UK. Soundmarks Aldborough was re-shown...