Research Paper at Birmingham 23 Oct 2019
Alison Cooley is giving a research paper at the University of Birmingham's Classics Dept Seminar Series on Wed 23 Oct entitled 'Debating Tiberian political discourse'. https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/schools/historycultures/departments/caha/events/2019/seminar-cooley.aspx
Tragedy, the Greeks, and Us - Seminar for launch of new Centre for Research in Post-Kantian European Philosophy
The new Centre will be formally launched on Tuesday 15 October 2019 with a special seminar devoted to Simon Critchley's provocative new publication, The Greeks, Tragedy and Us. Professor Critchley (New School, New York) will talk about his book and reply to responses to it by Andrew Cooper (Philosophy, Warwick) and David Fearn (Classics, Warwick). The seminar will be held in Room S0.11, Social Sciences Building, and will start promptly at 5:30 pm. It will be followed by a Drinks Reception. All Welcome.
Professor Victoria Rimell will give her inaugural lecture on Wednesday 9 October at 5.15, Oculus building OC0.04. The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.
Title: ‘Care of the Other: Classical Literature, Consolation and the Healing Arts’
Dr Sanzo said: “Although scholarly study of the early Jewish and Christian practices, rituals, and texts deemed “magical” has blossomed over the past few decades, this research has tended to be divided along disciplinary lines, with historians of Judaism studying Jewish magic and historians of Christianity studying Christian magic.
“This grant will allow an interdisciplinary team to address this scholarly gap by examining local and global features of the magical artefacts – and the literary traditions about magic – from late-antique Jewish and Christian communities. In particular, my project will focus on the similarities, differences, and contacts between these traditions in four central areas of their magical practices: biblical texts and traditions; sacred names and titles; the word-image-material relation; and references to illicit rituals.”
September coin of the month: Achaean League Coinage and Collective Identity
In this month's coin of the month, recent graduate Jameson Minto talks about how the coinage of the Achaean League conrtibuted to different types of identity in the Hellenistic world. Read more here.