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…

Lecturer in Latin

We wish to appoint a Lecturer in Latin Literature within the School of Classics.  The successful candidate will be a scholar with a growing international research reputation in Classics, with the expertise to deliver high-quality teaching in Latin Literature and Classical Studies. We are open to appointing in any area of Latin literature and language,…

Congratulations to Briana King

Congratulations to Briana King on the successful defence of her PhD thesis, titled “Mistress of the East, Goddess of the West: Aphrodite and the Development of Ancient Greek Erotica”

Temporary Lecturer in Ancient History

We are looking to appoint a temporary Lecturer in Ancient History within the School of Classics for a period of 4 years, commencing September 2021.  The successful candidate will be required to teach across the School’s undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in Ancient History, Archaeology and Classical Studies. However, we would especially welcome applications from colleagues…

Modern Classics: Applications and Interventions

This semester, a new Honours module entitled ‘Modern Classics: Applications and Interventions’ has just got underway. It is an innovative ‘Living Lab’-style module with a strong emphasis on helping students to develop as ‘citizen scholars’.

Congratulations to Mads Ortving Lindholmer

Congratulations to Mads Ortving Lindholmer who passed his PhD viva recently. His thesis is entitled “Rituals of Power: The Roman Imperial Admission from the Severans to the Fourth Century”. Mads explored the ‘imperial admission’ (the so-called salutatio and adoratio) from the Severans to Constantine. Traditionally, this ritual had been seen as an unimportant and burdensome…

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…