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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar


The seminar meets on Fridays at 16:30 in Room 1.11. This term’s coordinators are: Nir Stern ( and Matas Kersys ( All graduates welcome.

GIS Lent Term 2020 - Friday 16:30, Room 1.11 

17 January

Tom Langley 

The Emperor Julian and Constantinople 

Krishnan Ram-Prasad

What is Generative Linguistics and Why Should You Care?

24 January

Thomas Kelly

Literary Doctors: Greek Medicine and Poetry in the Imperial Period

Joe Grimwade

How to Remember a Poem: Method versus Emotion

31 January

Melissande Tomcik

Breaking the Barriers of Time: Failing Dawn and Dusk in Statius' Thebaid

Sarah Sheard

Breast is Best: Power and Gender in Frescoes of Pero and Micon

7 February

Melissa Jones

From Sensation to Syllogism: How Aristotelian is Ibn Sina's Account of Cognition?

Anna Athanasopoulou

Framing Presence in Lucianic Ecphrasis

14 February

Aliza Ashraf


Konstantinos Lygouris


21 February - Postponed

28 February 

Arthur Harris


Alessio Santoro

Greek and (Judeo-)Arabic Commentators on Existential Verbs (Aristotle, De Interpretatione 3)

6 March

Georgios Koukovasilis

Becoming Roman, Staying Greek: The Portraits of Herodes Atticus

Marc Bonaventura

Late Antique Christianity and the Roman Rhetoric of Moral Decline: Augustine's use of Sallust in the De Civitate Dei


13 March - Postponed


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