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History Seminar

The Ancient Historian's Toolbox

Seminars start at every Monday at 5:15pm and are held in room G.21 in the Faculty of Classics. All are welcome
This will be a series of papers focusing on the variety of methodologies, evidence bases, and theoretical approaches used by those in the field.

9th October
Carrie Vout (Cambridge): Rome: sexuality and empire

16th October
Ben Raynor (Cambridge): Reconstructing the history of Epirus

23rd October
Robert Parker (Oxford): The Anthropology and Epigraphy of Divination

30th October
James Corke-Webster (King’s College London): Reassessing the Persecution of the Christians: A Bottom-Up Approach

6th November
No seminar

13th November
Lynette Mitchell (Exeter): Cyrus the Great: a life in stories?

20th November
Ben Gray (Birkbeck): Epigraphy as Political Thought: Debates about the Scope of Politics in the Greek City under Rome

27th November
David Hollander (Iowa State): The Extramercantile Economy:
Problematizing the New Institutional Economics Paradigm in Recent Studies of Ancient Greece and Rome

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Applications invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Scheme 2018

Nov 16, 2017

We are keen to support high quality applications that intersect with research already being undertaken or developed in the Classics Faculty.

Archaeologists uncover rare 2,000-year-old sundial during Roman theatre excavation

Nov 08, 2017

A 2,000-year-old intact and inscribed sundial has been recovered by students of the Faculty of Classics...

'Mary Beard brings her passion for classics to Front Row' BBC Two

Oct 24, 2017

BBC Two's 'Front Row', hosted by Mary Beard: “I am very pleased to have been trusted with an episode of Front Row - and to be able to share some of the spotlight with some Greeks, Romans and other stars.” Available to watch now.

Kenyon Medal awarded to Joyce Reynolds

Sep 28, 2017

The Kenyon Medal in 2017 has been awarded to Joyce Reynolds FBA for her lifetime's contribution to the research and study of Roman epigraphy.

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