Herodotus Helpline: Spring series begins 13 January

The Herodotus Helpline is a series of online seminars hosted by Professor Tom Harrison (University of St Andrews) and Dr Jan Haywood (Open University).

The Helpline is due to meet on most Wednesday evenings from 13 January to 17 March, and from 28 April to 7 July. All meetings are at 6pm Greenwich Mean Time (7pm BST). The seminar is open to everyone. If you would like to participate in any of the seminars, please write to herodotushelpline@gmail.com, and you will be added to the email list to receive the meeting link.

Schedule: Spring 2021

13 January: Joel Alden Schlosser (Bryn Mawr)
Herodotus in the Anthropocene – discussion

20 January: Paul Demont (Sorbonne)
Winged snakes, hares, lions, vipers… and God: Hdt 3.107-109.

27 January: Naoise Mac Sweeney (Vienna)
Herodotus and ‘The saying is Ahiqar’

3 February: Ellen Millender (Reed College)
Herodotus on democracy: a reconsideration

10 February: P.J. Rhodes (Durham)
Public decision-making in Herodotus

17 February: Charles Chiasson (Texas at Arlington)
Periander and Lycophron (Hdt. 3.150-53) and Sophoclean tragedy

24 February: Aaron Hershkowitz (Princeton IAS)
Democratic sentiment and the words for crowds in Herodotus

3 March: Matthew Christ (Indiana)
‘Herodotean kings and historical inquiry’ revisited

10 March: Nicky Rawnsley (Auckland)
The evidentiary and aesthetic value of physical objects and phenomena in the Egyptian logos of Herodotus

17 March: Massimo Giuseppetti (Roma 3)
Herodotus on the ‘female disease’

24 March: Emily Greenwood (Yale)
Herodotus, anti-colonialism, diversity, and Black traditions in the modern world

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