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Material Musings: "It's all fun and games in the gymnasium of Ancient Messene"

New blog post by Matthew Evans on gaming boards incised into the steps in the gymnasium at ancient Messene.

Read the post here


Congratulations to Dr Caroline Petit!

We are delighted to announce that Dr Caroline Petit has been awarded the prestigious Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in Germany.

The award recognises Dr Petit’s excellent academic achievements, and she will be invited to carry out a new research project of her choosing in collaboration with colleagues in Germany.

Dr Petit’s research interests lie in the textual transmission, translation and interpretation of ancient medical texts. This includes the many ways they have been appropriated up to modern times.

Her recent projects include ‘Medical Prognosis in Late Antiquity’ (Wellcome Trust University Award, 2013-2018) and ‘Rethinking Ancient Pharmacology' (British Academy - Leverhulme 2017-2019).

In 2019 she was awarded the prestigious Médaille de Chénier by the French Académie des Inscriptions et des Belles Lettres for her recent book on the Greek physician and philosopher Galen of Pergamum (Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence. Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome, Brill 2018). This medal is a distinction awarded only to one scholar every five years in recognition of outstanding scholarship in ancient Greek.

Find out more about Dr Petit’s research.



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.


Dr. Caroline Petit awarded the quinquennal Médaille de Chénier

In March 2019, Dr. Caroline Petit was awarded the Médaille de Chénier of the Académie des Inscriptions et Belles Lettres (Paris), for her book Galien de Pergame ou la rhétorique de la Providence. Médecine, littérature et pouvoir à Rome, Brill, 2018. This quinquennal award distinguishes a book of significance in the field of Greek language and literature.