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…

Class of 2020: Winter Graduation – sharing memories

Professor Rebecca Sweetman invited our new graduates to share photos and memories of their time in the School of Classics. We’re delighted to share these with you today. Congratulations to all our graduates! Powerpoint prepared by Sam Dixon.

Visualising War funding news

Drs König and Wiater have been successful in securing three significant grants (from the St Andrews Restarting Research Fund, the St Andrews Restarting Interdisciplinary Research Fund, and the University of St Andrews Knowledge Exchange & Impact fund), which will scale up the interdisciplinary and outreach work of their joint research project, Visualising War. Bringing together…

Congratulations to Laura Conroy

Laura Conroy recently defended her PhD thesis on “The Influence of Achaemenid Royal Ideology and Court Practice on Alexander the Great” with great success. Laura’s thesis is the first systematic investigation of the question of Achaemenid influence on Alexander the Great. Through the comparison of the traditional Greco-Roman literary tradition with contemporary Persian and Near-Eastern…

Congratulations to Ana Kotarcic

“Aristotle on Language and Style: The Concept of Lexis” by Ana Kotarcic, one of our former PhD students supervised by Stephen Halliwell, was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2020 .

MLitt in Classics: applications now open

The MLitt in Classics is an intensive one-year programme that offers students full-immersion, first-hand experience with the big themes in the Classics today. It provides training in key academic and transferable skills, while providing ample room for independent research under the guidance of leading experts in their fields.   We are currently teaching the vast majority…

PhD applications for 2021 entry

Applications for PhD studies in Classics at the University of St Andrews are now open for 2021 entry. There are two deadlines for those applying for funding: Monday 30 November 2020, 12 noon – for students wishing to be considered for studentships awarded by the Scottish Graduate School for Arts and Humanities (SGSAH). These include maintenance, fees at…

The Classical Vase Transformed

Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, with Edith Hall, edited the June 2020 themed issue of the Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, “The Classical Vase Transformed: Consumption, Reproduction, and Class in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Britain“, published by Oxford University Press. This collection of articles explores working-class and middle-class engagements with Ancient Greek vases in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century…

Congratulations to Nuria Scapin and Aiste Celkyte

Two of our former PhD students, both of whom were supervised by Stephen Halliwell, have published monographs this summer: Nuria Scapin, The Flower of Suffering: Theology, Justice, and the Cosmos in Aeschylus’ Oresteia and Presocratic Thought, has been published by De Gruyter Aiste Celkyte, The Stoic Theory of Beauty, by Edinburgh University Press. Many congratulations to both of…

Herodotus Helpline: new series begins 30 September

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 late September through to early December, and then again in two blocks from 13 January to 17 March, and from…

Congratulations to Douglas Forsyth

Congratulations to Douglas Forsyth who passed his Phd viva recently. His thesis is entitled “Economic Development in the Cycladic Islands 1000-480 BCE”. Doug took an original approach to the Cyclades in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age to understand levels of connectivity and reasons for the development of certain cities and islands in advance…

Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies

The School of Classics is pleased to announce the launch of the new Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies (CAES). The Centre brings together archaeological, scientific, historical, literary, and art-historical approaches to the environments of the ancient Mediterranean and beyond. It also aims to bring that work into dialogue with environmental research in other periods and…