Congratulations to Mads Lindolmer

Congratulations to Mads Lindolmer (PhD 2021) who has been appointed Amanuensis (assistant director) at the Danish Institute in Rome . The position will combine administrative and editorial responsibilities for the Institute’s various activities with Mads’ own research on imperial and Christian rituals in Late Antiquity. He takes up the post in September, for a term of three…

Immortality in Ancient Philosophy

Immortality in Ancient Philosophy, a new book edited by Alex Long, is now available from Cambridge University Press. This volume brings together original research on immortality from early Greek philosophy, such as the Pythagoreans and Empedocles, to Augustine. The contributors consider not only arguments concerning the soul’s immortality, but also the diverse and often subtle…

New appointment in the School of Classics

We are delighted to welcome Dr Thomas Biggs to a permanent position in Latin in the School of Classics. An expert in Latin Literature, Tom comes to us from the University of Georgia after his PhD at Yale. Tom has a wide range of interests spanning literature, cultural history, and reception. His first monograph, The Poetics…

Congratulations to Bart Danon

Congratulations to Bart Danon who passed his PhD viva recently. His thesis is entitled ‘Wealth, rank and officeholding in Roman Italy: a quantitative study’. Bart’s research challenges the common approach to the study of the Roman economy which uses socio-political standing (rank) as a proxy for economic standing (wealth). His thesis presents a new reconstruction…

Associate Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies

The School of Classics is looking to appoint an Associate Lecturer (Education Focused) in Greek and Classical Studies. The post is available from 2 August 2021, and is fixed-term for 12 months. We have a particular teaching need in Greek Literature and Philosophy.  The post-holder will require ability to train students in Greek translation and…

Lecturer in Greek and Classical Studies

The School of Classics invites applications for a one year lectureship in Greek and Classical Studies, to start on 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. We have a particular teaching need in Greek Literature and Philosophy and the post-holder will require ability to train students in Greek translation and ancient Greek texts…

Herodotus Helpline: Summer series begins 5 May

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 5 May to 7 July. All meetings are at 6pm Greenwich Mean Time (7pm BST). The seminar is open to everyone….

Visualising War podcast

How do war stories work? And what do they do to us? Tune in to the Visualising War project’s new podcast to find out! Led by Drs Alice König and Nicolas Wiater, Visualising War is an interdisciplinary research project based in the School of Classics. It looks at how war gets represented in art, text,…

Diverse Classics: a resource for tutors

Congratulations to Dr Sian Lewis and Dr Alice König on winning funding for their project ‘Diverse Classics: a resource for tutors’. The Council of University Classics Departments published a report on Equality and Diversity in 2020. Its recommendations included making changes to recommended reading lists to include more work by female scholars and scholars of…

Affect, Intensity, Antiquity: Call for papers

sed cur heu, Ligurine, cur manat rara meas lacrima per genas? Horace, Odes 4.1.33-34 Recent years have seen a collective turn in the study of Greco-Roman antiquity, and in the humanities and social sciences more widely, toward the matter of bodies and embodied experience. As a result, body-oriented themes such as the senses, emotion, and…

Congratulations to Kenneth Arthur

We offer our congratulations to PhD student, Kenneth Arthur who has won a Hector and Elizabeth Catling Doctoral Award to go to Greece and undertake some site visits and research at the British School at Athens.

Laidlaw Scholars in the School of Classics

We are delighted to announce that not one but TWO students from the School of Classics won Laidlaw Scholarships this year! The Laidlaw Scholarship Programme offers students an opportunity to develop leadership and research skills. Congratulations to our future leaders: Toni Andres and Isabella Redmayne, who have kindly introduced their research projects below. Participating in…