The Scottish-Hellenic Society of St Andrews is hosting its first lecture for 2014 on Thursday 13th February. Our speaker is Dr Christy Constantakopoulou, Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at the Department of History, Classics and Archaeology, Birkbeck, University of London.
Christy works on the history and culture of the Greek world from the Archaic to the Hellenistic era. In particular, she is interested in the history of the Aegean islands and their interaction through the formation of networks. Her first book (The Dance of the Islands: Insularity, Networks, the Athenian Empire and the Aegean World) deals with insularity and island networks in the Aegean sea during the Archaic and Classical period, and examines these notions in the context of 5th hegemony in the region. She has also published, among other topics, on authors of island histories, and is currently examining the application of network theory to the study of the history of the Aegean islands in the Hellenistic period.
Her paper for the SHS is entitled ‘The Social Dynamics of Dedication: The Delian Inventories of the Third Century’, and will be presented at 6pm in Swallowgate 11, School of Classics. The SHS is grateful to the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies for co-sponsoring Christy’s talk, and we are looking forward to welcoming her to St Andrews.
For more information on the programme for this semester, please visit the SHS’s website.
– Dr Nikoletta Manioti, Teaching Fellow in Latin and Classical Studies, and Secretary of the SHS