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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar


The seminar meets on Fridays at 16:30. This term the meetings will take place over Zoom. The link will be circulated before each meeting.

This term the GIS is convened by Elisabeth Slingsby (els73) and Charlie Pemberton (cp617).

January 22

Elisa Scholz: Painting Words, Writing Images: ‘Alternative’ Literacies in Early Greece and Etruria

Theo Madigan: 'For Immortality is but Ubiquity in Time': Reception of Epic in Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick; or, The Whale

January 29

Laila Dell’Anno: Statius’ Silvae and liminality

Josey Parker: Latin poetry by women in the fifteenth century

February 5

James Darnton: Early Roman hierarchy

Ben Kybett: Religious self-representation in fourth-century panegyric

February 12

Leah Wild: “Horror ubique animos, simul ipsa silentia terrent”? Re-evaluating the Roman catacombs through the lens of gold-glass.

February 19

Rachel Phillips: Narrative Art in the Late Bronze Age Aegean

Dommy Goddard: ‘Roman ceramics at Interamna Lirenas and beyond’

February 26

Leland Stange: Aristotle on the family and the city

Joshua Werrett: Forests in the Roman imagination

March 5

Daphne Martin: Death in Archaic Sparta

Melissa Jones: The khoregos and choral dance in Plato 

March 12

Sandra Strahlendorf: Eastern Greek grave stelai

Agnes Vendel: Hyperbaton in Latin prose


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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

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