News 2009

More Congratulations to Stephen Halliwell

Hot on the tail of the Premio Europeo di Estetica, Stephen’s latest book, Greek Laughter. A study of cultural psychology from Homer to Early Christianity(Cambridge 2008) has just been awarded the John D. Criticos Prize awarded annually to creative works of history, literature, classical studies, art, archaeology and philosophy written in the English language by prominent authors, irrespective of their nationality.

New Appointments in Classics

The School is delighted to announce that the academic staff will be reinforced next session by two new colleagues.

Félix Racine, currently completing a Ph.D. on the literary geography of late antiquity at Yale, following degrees from Montréal and McGill in Canada, will be joining us as a Lecturer in Roman History.

Dr. Georgia Petridou will be joining us as a Teaching Fellow in Greek and Classical Studies. She is a graduate of the Universities of Athens, Glasgow and latterly Exeter where she wrote a thesis on Divine epiphanies in Greek culture and literature. She has also held a research position at the British Institute in Ankara. A warm welcome to them both.

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