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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

Fridays at 16:30 in Room 1.11

All Graduates are warmly invited to attend the Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar (GIS) series, which will be running on Friday evenings throughout the Term. The Seminar format is usually two twenty-minute papers, each followed by questions and discussion, or one paper followed by a ‘snippet’ (a shorter presentation focusing on a more specific issue or problem, to be discussed at greater length). The GIS provides an ideal forum for discussing new ideas and developing presentational skills in a relaxed, friendly and supporting environment. The Seminars are always followed by drinks and dinner at a nearby pub (the Granta), to which everyone is welcome.


4th May

Anna Athanasopoulou, Literary synergies between scriptor and lector in the story of Acontius and Cydippe 

Simon Aitken, Future in the foundations: projecting civic identity in Hellenistic Greece?


11th May

Arthur Harris, Peripatetic Mechanical Problems

Alessio Santoro, How to Cope with(out) Unity: Aristotle, Metaphysics Iota 2


18th May

Mahnoor Javed, "Aliud est epistulam aliud historiam legere": Estate Management in Pliny the Younger's Letters

Florence Kipps, Citizens and slaves in Memorabilia Book 2


25th May

Marc Bonaventura, Gods and the Supernatural in Dares Phrygius and Dictys Cretensis

Thomas Langley, Polis and patris in the Cappadocian Fathers


1st June

Lea Niccolai, Julian on the education of the pagan priest

Stephan Stephanides, Plato's attitude to embodied human life in the Timaeus


8th June

Joe Grimwade, “Neither too hot nor too cold, but just right": the Goldilocks principle and ancient prerequisites for perfect memory

Roundtable discussion, Teaching undergraduates (chaired by Teresa Röger)


15th June

Hannah Kirk-Evans, TBC

Martin Szöke, The Many and the Few: deconstructing Domitian’s "reign of terror"

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