News 2010

Shadi Bartsch unable to come

Sadly, the volcanic ash cloud has prevented Shadi Bartsch from coming to St Andrews.

Distinguished Visiting Professor

The School is delighted to welcome Professor Shadi Bartsch, who is visting from 4th to 9th May 2010. She is the Ann L. and Lawrence B. Buttenwieser Professor of Classics at Chicago University. Her most recent book is “The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Early Roman Empire”. She has also edited volumes on the history of rhetoric, Eros, ekphrasis, and Seneca.

During her visit to St Andrews, Professor Bartsch will deliver a public lecture “The Stoic Path to Happiness: Advice from an Ancient Philosophy” on Thursday 6th May at 5 pm in School 5, and deliver a research paper ‘Metaphor and Senecan Stoicism’ at 4 pm on Friday 7th May in the School of Classics.

Chaire Cardinal Mercier

During April and May 2010 Stephen Halliwell is holding the Chaire Cardinal Mercier at the Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium. This visiting professorship, which involves a series of lectures and seminars (on the theme ‘An Aristotelian perspective on the relation between aesthetics and ethics’), has a long distinguished history but has been held by very few scholars from the English-speaking world.

Congratulations to Jill Harries

We are delighted to learn that Professor Jill Harries has been elected to a Fellowship of the Royal Society of Edinburgh for her distinguished record as an ancient historian. Jill was one of four St Andrews academics, including the Principal herself, on the list of new FRSEs announced in March 2010. See the further report at,48625,en.html

Congratulations to Roger Rees

It has been announced (April 2010) that Roger Rees has been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Research Fellowship for 2010-11 to pursue his research project on Latin panegyric.


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