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Wed, Jan 24, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar: Guest Speaker

Dr. Lilah Grace Canevaro, University of Edinburgh.

Dr. Canevaro's research focus is on Archaic epic and didactic poetry. Her current research activities include an exploration of the relationship between women and objects in Homeric epic.

Chair: Nick Brown

Wed, Jan 31, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar: Guest Speaker

Caillen Davenport, Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia), "The Function and Significance of Rumour and Gossip about Roman Emperors"

Clare Rowan, Associate Professor (Warwick) "Progress Report on the PI, ERC-funded Token Communities Project"

Fri, Feb 2, '18
16:30 - 17:30
Prof Zahra Newby Keynote lecture at Annual Gathering of Dutch Ancient historians
Groningen University, Netherlands.

Prof Zahra Newby will give the keynote lecture at the Annual Gathering of Dutch Ancient Historians in Groningen, which will also celebrate the book launch of the volume Strategies of Remembrance in Greece under Rome.



Wed, Feb 7, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar: Guest Speaker Prof. Matthew Leigh

Prof. Matthew Leigh, St Anne's College, University of Oxford

'The Masons and the Mysteries in 18th Century Drama'

Professor Leigh's research interests are in Latin Literature and Roman History. Recent publications have included work on Lucan, food in Latin literature, and ancient ideas of curiosity.

18:00 - 19:00
Prof Zahra Newby BSR/ICS Lecture at the British School at Rome
British School at Rome, Via Gramsci 61, Rome.

As the annual BSR/ICS named lecturer, Prof Zahra Newby will give a lecture at the British School in Rome, entitled 'Staging the City: community, identity and hierarchy in the theatre at Hierapolis (Phrygia)'

The ancient theatre was a place where the city came together in communal celebration of festivals while also displaying internal and external hierarchies. Focussing on the theatre of Hierapolis in Phrygia, which saw a major refurbishment in the early third century AD, this lecture explores the interaction between physical space and the activities it enclosed and enabled. At Hierapolis, architecture, figural and epigraphic display and human action worked in synergy to construct civic hierarchies and identities, staging the city to itself and the wider world.

This lecture draws on Prof Newby's Leverhulme Trust-funded Research Project, Materiality and Meaning in Greek Festival Culture of the Roman Imperial Period

Wed, Feb 21, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar


Mairi Gkikaki, Research Fellow (Warwick) "Tokens and their Role in Shaping Public and Private Domains in Ancient Athens"

Wed, Feb 28, '18
16:00 - 17:00
Prof. Basil Dufallo, IAS International Visitng Fellow, University of Michigan. Research paper: 'Queer tales of getting lost in Republican Poetry'
Oculus 01.02
Wed, Mar 7, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar


Emmy Stavropoulou, PhD: 'Metals in Greek literature'

Helen Ackers, Teaching Fellow: 'The Depiction of Women Wearing Wigs in Roman Portraiture'

Sat, Mar 10, '18
Remarkable Things: The Agency of Objecthood and the Power of Materiality
University of Warwick

Conference funded by Warwick Humanities Research Centre.

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Patricia Spyer (The Graduate Institute, Geneva)

Dr Lambros Malafouris (Oxford University)

Thu, May 3, '18
17:00 - 18:00
Prof. Mark Payne, University of Chicago. Research paper: 'Poetry, Vegetality, Relief from Being'

Time and venue tbc

Wed, May 9, '18
15:30 - 18:00
Work in Progress Event
Meet at OC1.02

Mead Gallery Tour of the John Piper Exhibition:

Discussion panel led by Nick Brown

Tue, May 15, '18
13:00 - 17:00
Ancient Tokens Workshop

A workshop on tokens connected to Dr Clare Rowan’s ERC-funded Token Communities Project (2017-2020). The participants will include academic staff, as well as postgraduates and postdoctoral scholars, and will be open to scholars from other UK Universities. Thoughts and reflections arising from the workshop would be posted on the Coins at Warwick blog.

Wed, May 16, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar

Project Update: "Materiality of Graeco-Roman Festivals" 

Zahra Newby, Professor (Warwick)

Dario Calomino, Research Fellow (Warwick)

Naomi Carless Unwin, Research Fellow (Warwick)

Thu, May 17, '18
Annual Numismatics Workshop

Interdisciplinary workshop on Coinage, Money & Economy - joint event with the Classics Department’s annual Numismatics Day.

Wed, May 23, '18
Annual Postgraduate Colloquium
Wed, May 30, '18
15:30 - 17:00
Work in Progress Seminar: Guest Speaker


Dr Bernhard Woytek, the Austrian Academy: 'Trajan Optimus Princeps: A numismatic perspective'. Dr. Woytek will be speaking as part of his time at Warwick as an IAS International Visiting Fellow. Dr. Woytek specializes in the study of ancient numismatics, financial history of the ancient world, and the history of classical scholarship.