Hip Sublime: Beat writers and the Classical Tradition

9780814213551We are pleased to announce the publication of Hip Sublime: Beat writers and the Classical Tradition, edited by Sheila Murnaghan and Ralph Rosen. The volume stems from a project initiated by one of the School’s Honorary Research Fellows, Alisdair Gibson, and is based on a conference part-funded by the School, which was held at the University of Pennsylvania in November 2012.


Beppe Pezzini elected to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland

pezziniCongratulations to Beppe Pezzini, who has just been elected to the RSE Young Academy of Scotland for five years.

Founded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2011, the Young Academy of Scotland brings together experts from a huge range of professions to work collaboratively on issues that pose social, political, economic, educational and environmental challenges in Scotland and beyond. The University of St Andrews has a particularly active set of YAS members who organise activities for both town and gown in the local area.


Congratulations to Matthijs Wibier

Congratulations to Matthijs Wibier, who has been appointed to a permanent lectureship in Ancient History in the Department of Classical and Archaeological Studies at the University of Kent, Canterbury. His research and teaching focus on the culture(s) and literature(s) of the Roman Empire. Matthijs received his PhD in Classics from St Andrews in 2014, supervised by Jill Harries and Alex Long. Since then he has worked as a Lecturer at Penn State and (until September 2018) as an ERC Postdoctoral Fellow at the Università di Pavia.

Teaching award for Nicolas Wiater

Nicolas WiaterCongratulations to Nicolas Wiater, who has been awarded a student-nominated teaching award (in the category of ‘Excellent module (Arts/Divinity)) for his module ‘The history of ancient Greek from Homer to the New Testament’ (GK4124), which ran for the first time in semester 1 of this year.