Congratulations to Kleanthis Mantzouranis

medium (1)Congratulations to Kleanthis, who has accepted a postdoctoral research fellowship in Edinburgh (on an ERC-funded project on ‘Honour in Classical Greece’). Kleanthis joined the School nearly four years ago as a Teaching Fellow, and has contributed an enormous amount in that time, having taught in Greek, Latin and Classical Studies at all levels. We will be very sorry to see him go!

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Additional Lectureship in Ancient History

The School of Classics invites applications for a one year lectureship in Ancient History, to start on 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.  We have a particular teaching need in Greek History.  Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Jason König, Head of School (jpk3@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 15 May 2018.

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Lecturer in Ancient History

The School of Classics invites applications for a one year lectureship in Ancient History, to start on 1 August 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter.  We have a particular teaching need in Roman History.  Informal enquiries can be directed to Professor Jason König, Head of School (jpk3@st-andrews.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 7 May 2018.

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Distinguished visiting scholar 2018

The School of Classics Distinguished Visiting Scholar for 2018 is Professor Suzanne Marchand, the Boyd Professor of European Intellectual History at Louisiana State University.

Professor Marchand’s interests span classical studies, art history, anthropology, history, and theology in modern Europe. She is currently writing a book on the history of the porcelain industry in Central Europe, and several articles about the reception of Herodotus in the nineteenth century.

Professor Marchand will be at the School throughout week 8 and will be giving a lecture on Thursday to which all are warmly welcome.
‘Porcelain – another form of classical education’ (Thursday 5th April 4.05-5pm, School VI (St Salvator’s Quad).

QS World University rankings

We are pleased to announce that the School of Classics at St Andrews has been ranked 14th in the world and 3rd in the UK for Classics and Ancient History. This is the first year that the QS rankings have included a separate Classics and Ancient History ranking.

British Academy Visiting Fellowship for Professor Gianfranco Agosti

Congratulations to Gianfranco Agosti from La Sapienza who has just been awarded a British Academy Visiting Fellowship to fund a three-month visit to St Andrews from August to October 2018. Gianfranco will be working on a project entitled ‘Everyday Poetry in Late Antiquity. Culture and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean through the Lens of Greek Verse Inscriptions (3rd-7th century CE)’.