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Special lectures


 

The Corbett Lecture 

 

The Corbett Lecture is an annual lecture by a distinguished scholar on a theme connected with ancient Greece. The list of past Corbett Lectures can be found HERE.

Did you know that we also have a collection of audio recordings of some of the previous Corbett lectures? These can be found HERE. 

The Corbett lectures are open to all members of the University and others who are interested, so please do feel free to come along.


 

Craven Seminar - POSTPONED

The Faculty of Classics is pleased to announce The Craven Seminar, marking the centenary of John Chadwick, one of the pioneers of Mycenaean Studies. The seminar, entitled John Chadwick and the Future of Mycenaean Studies, is hosted by the E Caucus. The preliminary programme is available here. When we have a rescheduled date we will update this information. 

 


J.H. Gray Lectures

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2021 Programme

This year, the J. H. Gray Lectures will be delivered by Prof. Philomena Probert (Wolfson College, Oxford). The Lectures will be livestreamed. Further details will be circulated nearer the time.

Tuesday 9th March, 5pm: 

Did the ancient Greeks do historical Linguistics?

Wednesday 10th March, 2pm: 

κακῶς λέγεις: how did Greek grammarians argue?

Thursday 11th March, 5pm:

Did the Romans do historical linguistics?


The Laurence Seminar

Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th June 2021

Registration is now open to members of the Faculty. It will be opened to a wider audience at a later date.

2021 Programme

Thursday 3rd June

1.00-1.15: ‘Registration’ (Zoom open)

1.15-1.30: Opening remarks

1.30-2.30: Richard Hunter (Cambridge), ‘Who wrote Greek verse inscriptions?’ 

2.30-2.40: Short break

2.40-3.40: Barbara Graziosi (Princeton), ‘Sappho, networked’

3.40-4.20: Longer break

4.20-5.20: Irene Peirano (Yale), ‘Epistolary collaboration in Ovid’s Heroides’ 

5.20-5.30: Short break

5.30-6.30: Francesca Martelli (UCLA), ‘Participation and residual media: the case of Cicero’s letter collections’ 

6.30: ‘Reception’ (break-out rooms)

 

Friday 4th June

11.15-11.30: Zoom open

11.30-12.30: Serafina Cuomo (Durham), ‘Ancient mathematics as a collaborative practice’

12.30-1.30: Lunch break

1.30-2.30: Tim Whitmarsh (Cambridge), ‘Cephisophon the sympoiētēs’ 

2.30-2.40: Short break

2.40-3.40: Markus Hafner (Graz), ‘Fathers and sons – and daughters: genealogical co-authorship, offspring metaphors and the language of legitimacy’ 

3.40-4.20: Longer break

4.20-5.20: Joe Howley (Columbia), ‘An agricultural theory of the enslaved amanuensis’ 

5.20-5.30: Short break

5.30-6.30: Rachel Love (Harvard), ‘Colluding with the enemy: Caesar, Hirtius, and the dangers of collaboration’ 

6.30: ‘Pub trip’ (break-out rooms)

 

Saturday 5th June

9.45-10.00: Zoom Open

10.00-11.00: Tom Geue (St Andrews), ‘Collaboration and collaborationism in imperial literature’ 

11.00-11.10: Short break

11.10-12.10: Frisbee Sheffield (Cambridge), ‘Plato and Hannah Arendt on collaboration and the ethics of argument’ 

12.10-12.20: Short break

12.20-1.00: Simon Goldhill (Cambridge), Closing remarks

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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.

Facilitating school visits and learning Latin with MoCA

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Rebecca Flemming has been appointed a Joukowsky Lecturer

Feb 23, 2021

Dr Rebecca Flemming, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History and Fellow of Jesus College, has been appointed as a Joukowsky Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America (AIA) for 2020-21. Rebecca also recently featured on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time discussing the Justinianic Plague.

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