Classics seminar series: Spring 2023

The School of Classics seminar series starts on 20 January, with a paper by Anna Judson (Durham).

Research seminars take place on Fridays at 4:15 pm or Wednesdays at 2:15 pm. Papers last between 45 and 60 minutes and are followed by discussion.  This semester’s seminars include a mix of in-person and online speakers. Everyone is welcome to attend.

  • In-person seminars will usually take place in Swallowgate room SO3. 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.

Please email Nicolas Wiater with any enquiries,


Friday, 20 January, 4.15 pm (remote) – Anna Judson (Durham):
Making tablets at Pylos: experimental archaeology and Linear B

Wednesday, 25 January, 2.15 pm (in-person) – Katerina Stergiopoulou (Princeton):
Translating Hellenism into Modernism: The Case of H.D.

Friday, 3 February, 4.15 pm (in-person, School II)– Kyle Harper (Oklahoma):
The Long First Plague Pandemic: A View from Italy
Annual Lecture for the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies

Wednesday, 8 February, 2.15 pm (in-person) – Esther Meijer (St Andrews):
Philosophically Approaching Colchis in Valerius Flaccus’ Argonautica

Friday, 17 February, 4.15 pm (in-person) – Rebecca Langlands (Exeter):
“The Freedom to Ruin Ourselves, if We Want To”:
Valerius Maximus and the Exponential Vices of Empire
Annual Lecture for the Centre for the Literatures of the Roman Empire

Friday, 24 February, 4.15 pm (in-person) – Katherine Backler (Oxford):
Athenian Thinking on Sisterhood and Slavery: New
Evidence from the Archimedes Palimpsest

Friday, 10 March, 4.15 pm (in-person) – James Corke-Webster (KCL):
Legislation, Charges and Christians:
Problems and Solutions

Cancelled: Friday, 17 March, 4.15 pm (in-person) – Lakshmi Ramgopal (Columbia):
The Negotiatores of Republican North Africa

Cancelled: Wednesday, 22 March, 2.15 pm (in-person only) – Emily Gowers (Cambridge):
Brief Lives: The Case of Crispus

Friday, 31 March, 4.15 pm (in-person) – Rosa Andújar (KCL):
Repeating Greek Tragedy in the American “Mediterranean” Sea
Annual Lecture for the Centre for the Public Understanding of Greek and Roman Drama

Friday, 7 April, 4.15 pm (in-person, School III)– Nandini Pandey (Berkeley):
Why, how, and for whom do we study classics?

[Last updated: 14 March 2023]

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