Classics and Class on BBC Radio 4

Tom Sutcliffe’s Start the Week (BBC Radio 4) last week bore the title ‘Classics and Class’. Now, Classics and Class was also the name of the research project on which Edith Hall (KCL) and Henry Stead (University of St Andrews) collaborated from 2013. Excitingly, March 2020 saw the publication of their major research output for that project, a co-authored…

Congratulations to Maria Merino Jaso

Congratulations to Maria Merino Jaso, who recently successfully defended her PhD thesis. Her thesis, co-supervised between the School of Classics, and Mediaeval History, presented the first translation into English of a poetic exchange between Peter of Pisa and Paul the Deacon, two Lombard scholars who were part of the court of Charlemagne in the 780s. This…

Postdoctoral Leverhulme award for Chloe Bray

Following the recent success of passing her PhD, Chloe Bray has now been awarded funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a two-year research fellowship at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. This funding will allow Chloe to work on a monograph entitled “Ancient Greek Landscape between the Intelligible and the Unintelligible”, which will look at fears and anxieties…

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Tom Geue

Congratulations to Tom Geue on being awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. He will be working on a new interdisciplinary project on Sebastiano Timpanaro, who is one of the great leftist intellectual historians and classical philologists of the twentieth century. Tom plans to take up the fellowship in January 2021. He will spend the majority of the year’s…

Two further awards for Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who has been awarded two further research fellowships: a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (one year), and another from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (one semester). These are for aspects of her research on the reception of Classical material culture in the early nineteenth century. As part…

Reading lists for September 2020

The School of Classics hopes to make reading lists for the new academic year available in June 2020. Due to unforeseen circumstances, they cannot be made available sooner.

Teaching Award for Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who received a Teaching Excellence Award this academic year. Alexia was recognised for her innovative honours teaching methods in which she combines research, outreach and transferable skills development, as well as her dedication to the incorporation of equality and diversity into her teaching. 

Two awards for Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who has been awarded a Loeb Classical Library Foundation Fellowship, and a William Lambarde (1536-1601) Memorial Travel Award from the Society of Antiquaries of London. Alexia will use this period of research leave to advance her project ‘Travel and Archaeology through the papers of Thomas Burgon (1787-1858)’. She is preparing…

Congratulations to Hallvard Indgjerd

Congratulations to Hallvard Indgjerd on passing his PhD! His thesis is entitled “Settlement and Contact on Late Roman and Early Byzantine South Naxos, Keros and Kato Kouphonisi”. Hallvard works on island settlement and connectivity in the Cyclades during the Late Roman and Early Medieval period. Using survey pottery from southern Naxos and the Lesser Cyclades,…

PhD scholarship in classics and late antique history

The University of St Andrews is offering a fully funded PhD Scholarship for a student interested in developing a project within the topic of ‘Epitaphs and social change in late antique Italy (300-600 CE)’. The scholarship is open to UK, EU, and Overseas candidates, covering tuition fees and a stipend for up to 3.5 years….

Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome

Carlos Machado’s book “Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in Late Antique Rome” was published by Oxford University Press in October 2019. In this volume, Carlos examines Rome’s transition from imperial capital to centre of western Christendom. He focusses on the senatorial aristocracy and explores their involvement in a process of urban change, which would mark…