Classics seminar series: Autumn 2022

The School of Classics seminar series starts on 16 September, with a public lecture by Professor Alastair Blanshard, who is joining us as a Senior Global Fellow.

Research seminars will take place on Fridays at 4 pm or Wednesdays at 2 pm. The papers normally begin at five past the hour and are followed by discussion. This semester’s seminars will include a mix of in-person and online speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • In-person seminars will normally take place in Swallowgate room SO3, or School II. These will also be streamed on Microsoft Teams. You are welcome to join us even if you are not in St Andrews.
  • Online seminars will be hosted in Microsoft Teams. Anyone in St Andrews is welcome to gather in the same room to watch the online seminars.
  • To join us online please subscribe to our seminar mailing list: email, and put “subscribe classics-ressem” in the subject line. On the day of each seminar, you will receive an email with the Teams meeting link.


Friday, 16 September, 4 pm, School III, St Salvator’s Quad, (in-person only) – Alastair Blanshard:
“Classical Fantasies and the Queerness of Mid-Century Muscle Culture “

Friday, 23 September, 4 pm, (in-person, School II) – Benjamin Gray:
“Late Hellenistic Literature and Epigraphy in Dialogue: Dionysius of Halicarnassus and the Polis” 

Wednesday, 28 September, 2 pm, (in-person, room SO3, Swallowgate) – Kate Cook:
“The Only γενναία Woman is a Dead Woman: Female Nobility in Euripides “

Friday 7 October, 4 pm, (in-person, School II)  – Elaine Sanderson:
“The Body and Senses in Seneca’s Natural Questions

Friday 14 October, 4 pm, (online) – Dimitri El-Murr:
“Platonic Zoology”

Wednesday, 26 October, 2 pm, (format TBC) – Roel Konijnendijk:
“Prussians at Sellasia: How Ancient Military History Earned its Bad Reputation”

Friday, 4 November, 4 pm, (online) – Lorna Hardwick:
“Global Classics: What Can Reception Studies Offer?”
(Inaugural Annual Lecture of the Centre for the Receptions of Antiquity)

Friday, 11 November, 4 pm (in-person, School II) – Ignazio Tantillo:
“The Consistory of the Late Roman Emperors”
(Annual Lecture of the Centre for Late Antique Studies) (in-person) 

Friday, 18 November, 4 pm, (online) – William Brockliss:
“Quintus’ Abject Monuments”

Friday 25 November, 4 pm, (in-person, School II) – Rebecca Van Hove:
“Carving Out a Place For the Gods in Greek Inscriptions”

[Updated 21 September 2022]

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