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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.

19th January
Martin Szoke, Pliny and Domitian or: Fake News in Ancient Rome?
Krishnan Ram-Prasad, The phonetic interpretation of innovative letters in Umbrian

26th January
Ricarda Meisl, Trials of homecoming: returning from war in ancient and modern times         

Michael Loy, Classics and the digital humanities: a discussion

2nd February
Joe Grimwade, The memorable case of the Mind Palace: from Ceos to Baker Street (via Rome)
Benjamin Kybett, Eusebius and Plotinus on the image of God

9th February
Alessio Santoro, Aristotle's Parricide of Plato
Charles Manklow, Soldiers in the Senate: two centurions-turned-senators in the Roman late Republic

16th February
No GIS: Classical Reception Seminar Series (Dr Maya Feile Thomas).

23rd February

Hannah Kirk-Evans, Some searches for foundations in Pliny's Epistles
Chiara Monaco, TBC

2nd March
Ludovico Pontiggia, The “Lucanian” Theology of Statius’ Thebaid
Max Leventhal, Geometry and stereometry in Apollonius Rhodius' Argonautica

9th March
Hanneke Reijnierse-Salisbury, Images of Gods from Corbridge

Marc Bonaventura, The use and effect of repeated vocabulary in Dares Phrygius

16th March
Teresa Röger, Augustinus, lectissimus pensator uerborum? Definition, Quotation, and Interpretation in Augustine's dialogue De beata uita

Lea Niccolai, In blame of Constantine: Emperor Julian’s appropriation of Eusebian history

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