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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 welcome.

The schedule for Lent is as follows:
Jan 24  Anastasia Christophilopoulou (Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge) Interdisciplinarity and the Islands’: Looking Back at 3 years of the Cambridge ‘Being an Islander’ Project

Jan 31 No Seminar Job talks are being held in the afternoon for the Faculty’s Assistant Professorship in Greek Archaeology/Greek History: the whole D Caucus community is warmly encouraged to participate.

Feb 7   Eva Mol (York) Divine metal from Early Rome, Imagination, and Anxiety for Empires without End

Feb 14 Daphne Martin (Cambridge) Subalternity at Sparta: Material Expressions of Non-elite Religious Experience

Feb 21 Sebastian Marshall (Cambridge) “Savage, yet Classic, Picturesqueness”: Visualising Greek Landscapes in Victorian Illustrated Travelogues

Feb 28 Jessica Hughes (Open University) Religion as a Chain of Memory in Pompeii (6th Century BCE to 19th Century CE) 

Mar 7   Hugo Shakeshaft (Oxford) The Axis of Change: Lifelikeness and the Art of the Viewer in Archaic and Classical Greece

Mar 14 Lambros Malafouris (Oxford) Art, Aesthetics and Material Engagement: Reflections at the Intersection of Archaeological and Anthropological Enquiry


Latest news

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...

Mary Beard receives THE Outstanding Achievement Award

18 November 2022

Professor Mary Beard received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the 2022 Times Higher Education Awards . The citation hailed how she had “broken through the ivory tower’s walls and brought her unique enthusiasm for her subject – and crucially, what it can teach us about contemporary life and politics – to the world”...

University Assistant Professorship in Classics

15 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor in Classics (Ancient Greek History and/or Archaeology) from 1 September 2023. The role is open to those, at any stage in their career, with a primary research interest in Archaic/Classical/Hellenistic Greek History and/or Archaeology. We welcome...

Brian Leech Memorial Fund

10 November 2022

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to announce the establishment of the Brian Leech Memorial Fund. The Fund comes about thanks to a generous donation by Emma Gleave, and is made in memory of her late father, Brian Leech. Brian Leech had a long and successful career as both barrister and judge. He also greatly enjoyed classical studies – with a life-long passion for ancient Greek and Latin languages.