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…

Congratulations to Georgios Mouratidis

Congratulations to Georgios Mouratidis on a successful PhD viva! His thesis, supervised by Prof Jason König, presents the first comprehensive study of the epigraphic record for athletes since the publication of Moretti’s and Ebert’s corpora of athletic inscriptions in 1953 and 1972 respectively. It analyses the way in which different aspects of athletic identity are emphasized…

Phronesis

From November 2020, Dr Alex Long will edit, with Professor Ursula Coope, the journal Phronesis (Brill).

Rachael Murray wins Miller Prize

The School is delighted to announce that Rachael Murray is this year’s winner of the University’s prestigious Miller Prize.  The Miller Prize is awarded to ‘the most distinguished student in the Faculties of Arts and Science who completes their degree during the year’.  For Rachael, the award of the Miller Prize is the culmination of…

Class of 2020 – 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.

Reading lists for September 2020

Students taking modules run by the School of Classics in 2020-2021 can now access reading lists: If you are joining us for the first time this year, please email classug@st-andrews.ac.uk with the modules you plan to take. Returning students: please download the reading lists from the School’s Student Intranet .

Class of 2020

First of all let me congratulate you all on the completion of your degree… especially during these extenuating circumstances. You have all been amazing and the quality of the work you have turned in is testament to your hard work and, dare I say, resilience! We are so upset that we cannot celebrate your achievement…