Classical & Archaeological Studies

Classical & Archaeological Studies Research Seminars 2012–2013

Autumn Term

Week 1: Monday, September 24th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre Dr. Tony Keen, Open University ‘Two Graphic Interpretations of the Matter of Troy:
Eric Shanower's Age of Bronze and Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey

Week 2: Monday, October 1st, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Staff work-in-progress seminar:
Dr. Patty Baker, University of Kent
‘Greco-Roman Images of Doctors and Cupping Vessels: A Reciprocal Visual Dialogue Between the Patient and Healer’

Week 3: Monday, October 8th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Kelli Rudolph, University of Oxford ‘The Science of Flavour in Ancient Greek Philosophy’

Week 3: Wednesday, October 10th, 5-6pm, Grimond Lecture Theatre 1
SECL Popular Lecture:
Dr. Luke Lavan, University of Kent
‘Ostia, Port of Rome, in Late Antiquity:
Excavations by the University of Kent 2008-2011’

Week 5: Monday, October 22nd, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Patrick James, Cambridge University ‘Town and Countryside: An Introduction to the Linguistic Landscape of Athens, Attica, and Atticism’

Week 6: Monday, October 29th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Student work-in-progress seminar:
Jo Stoner & Joe Williams, University of Kent
‘Papyri as an Archaeological Source:
Household Objects in Private Letters and Inventories of Late Antiquity’

Week 7: Thursday, November 8th, 6pm [for venue, check SECL Events Calendar]
KIASH Professorial Inaugural Lecture:
Prof. Ray Laurence, University of Kent
‘Pompeii, Roads and the Spatial Turn:
Was the Roman Empire an Early Form of Globalisation?’

Week 8: Monday, November 12th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Clare Coombe, University of Reading
‘Monstrous Regiments: Gigantomachy and the Poetry of Claudian’

Week 9: Monday, November 19th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Student work-in-progress seminar:
Signe Barfoed, University of Kent
‘From Mainland Greece to South Italy:
Miniature Pottery as Evidence for Religious Practice in the Archaic-Hellenistic Period’
Céline Murphy, University of Kent
‘Miniaturism, Three-Dimensionality and Tactility: A Study of Minoan Peak Sanctuary Anthropomorphic Figurines’

Week 10: Monday, November 26th, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Dr. Lacey Wallace, Independent Scholar
'Planning, Power, and Building Londinium'

Week 11: Monday, December 3rd, 4-5pm, Maths Lecture Theatre
Prof. William Fitzgerald, King’s College London
‘Variety: Scenes from the Life of a Roman Concept’

Week 11: Wednesday, December 5th, 5:15pm (for venue, check SECL Events Calendar)
SECL Distinguished Lecture:
Prof. Christopher Carey, University College London
‘Pleasure, pain and politics: song and society in ancient Greece’.
Abstract: We live in an age in which poetry for many exists on the margins. In the song culture of early Greece poetry in performance was at the heart of public and private experience. This lecture explores the way poetry was used for love and hate, politics and war, wine and worship, the way in which songs travelled in a world without books, and the complicated process which led from the sung to written text.

Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

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Last Updated: 20/12/2013