Giuseppe Pezzini awarded grant by Loeb Classical Library Foundation

Congratulations to Dr Giuseppe Pezzini, who has been awarded a grant by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

Giuseppe will be working on a long-standing project on the Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos) of Terence, contracted to CUP, including a critical edition, a full-scale commentary, and an introduction. The play contains one of the most superb character portrayals in ancient literature, Chremes, and some wonderfully comic dialogue, raising perennially relevant questions, such as those about relations between fathers and sons and communication in a biased society.


Andrea Brock awarded grant by Loeb Classical Library Foundation

brockCongratulations to Dr Andrea Brock , who has been awarded a grant by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation.

Andrea’s grant will support a new phase of coring survey in Rome’s Forum Boarium in the summer of 2019. Through an analysis of sediment boreholes and a variety of environmental samples, the project aims to reconstruct the pre-urban landscape in and around Rome’s original river harbour, as well as provide data on landscape change that occurred alongside the growth of urban systems in the 1st millennium BCE.


Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for Christopher Smith

Christopher SmithCongratulations to Christopher Smith who has just been awarded a three-year Leverhulme Major Research fellowship from October 2017 to work on a book project entitled ‘The Roman Kings: A Study in Archaeology, History and Power’.

Christopher has been on secondment as Director of the British School at Rome since October 2009: we are looking forward to welcoming him back to the School next year.

Leverhulme award for Jason König

Jason KönigCongratulations to Professor Jason König, who has won a Leverhulme award for his project ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. The award includes funding for a three-year postdoctoral researcher (to work on the reception elements of the project) and also a year’s leave for Jason himself.

Leverhulme ECF applications to St Andrews

Applications are invited for Leverhulme Early Career Fellowships (ECF) at the School of Classics, St Andrews. This scheme aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a significant piece of publishable work during their tenure, and that the Fellowships should lead to a more permanent academic position. More information about the scheme can be found on the Leverhulme Trust website.

The School’s internal deadline for applications is 15th December. All potential applicants are encouraged to contact Roger Rees to find out more about the application and the selection procedure.

McCall MacBain teaching awards for Emma Buckley and Alice König

Congratulations to Emma Buckley and Alice König who have been awarded McCall MacBain teaching awards for their project on the Latin language learning experiences of St Andrews students from different educational backgrounds. The scheme, funded by the McCall MacBain foundation, is running for the first time in the university this year and is designed to recognise staff who have shown outstanding contributions to research-led teaching. Their joint article on this project will be published in the Journal of Classics Teaching in April 2017.