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.”
The Warwick Classics Network is the umbrella for all engagement activity undertaken by Warwick linked to the teaching of Classical Civilisation and Ancient History; including teaching resources, outreach events and school visits.
The Network comprises teachers and academics dedicated to the promotion and support of Classics teaching in the West Midlands. Participants are encouraged to share ideas, experiences, and skills, to be creative in their teaching, and in turn are provided with training and advice to support them.
Information and funding for Masters courses
On Monday 24th June 2019 1-3pm there will be an open day lunch for anybody interested in applying to do a Masters Course in Classics and Ancient History. We will explain our Taught Masters courses in Ancient Literature and Thought and Ancient Visual and Material Culture, as well as the MA by research. Please email z.l.newby@warwick to reserve a space and for further details. Those who apply by 30th June will be considered for a £750 cash bursary towards living expenses. If eligible, you should also apply to the Warwick Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme, deadline 1st July 4pm, which will make a number of fees awaards.
Congratulations to Professor Eric Csapo, who has been awarded a British Academy Global Professorship to come to our department from 2019 to 2023. He will be researching the History of the Ancient Theatre to 300 BC.