CONF: Durham University Classics Department Seminars This Term

Seen on Classicists (please send any responses to the folks mentioned in the quoted text, not to rogueclassicism!):

We have two regular seminars at Durham: a Work In Progress Seminar and an evening Research Seminar. Please see below for details of the speakers and their papers.

1) Work In Progress Seminar: Wednesdays 1.00-2.00

Seminar Room

Department of Classics and Ancient History

38 North Bailey


United Kingdom

Wednesday 20 January

Janika Päll (Tarttu University)

Memory in Demosthenes’ Philippics

Wednesday 27 January

Valentina di Lascio (Durham)

The Theoretical Rationale Behind Aristotle’s Classification of the Linguistic Fallacies in the Sophistical Refutations.

Wednesday 3 February

Penelope Wilson (Durham)

The debate over Classics in Eighteenth Century Education

Wednesday 10 February

Craig Hannaway (Durham)

‘I do not want to be a person’: Anne Carson, Sappho, and the Sublime.

Wednesday 17 February

Justine Wolfenden (Durham)

Troia (nefas!): Troy as a negative locus in Lucretius and Catullus

Wednesday 24 February

Jennifer Ingleheart (Durham)

Parallel lives: Ovidian poetic ‘autobiography’ in Tristia 2

Wednesday 3 March

Rik van Wijlick (Durham)

The Herodian advancement: political interaction between Rome and the Jewish State between 44 and 42 BC

Wednesday 10 March

Lauren Knifton (Durham)

Pining for the Fjords and the Last Spix’s Macaw: Parrots, Personae and Immortality in Amores 2.6.

Wednesday 17 March

Kathryn Stevens (Cambridge)

In search of a Hellenistic world: intellectual horizons in Greece and Babylonia

2) Research Seminar: Wednesdays 5.30pm

Ritson Room

Department of Classics and Ancient History (as above!)

Wednesday 20th January

Martin Steinrück (Freiburg, Switzerland)

Dialogic Memory

Wednesday 27 January


Wednesday 3 February

Edmund Richardson (Princeton)

In search of an Empire of Memory

Wednesday 10 February

Georg Danek (Vienna)

Name-Dropping in Bosnian Epics and the Genealogy of Agamemnon’s Sceptre

Wednesday 17 February

Riccardo Chiaradonna (Università Roma Tre)

Plotinus on Memory, Recollection and Discursive Thought.

Wednesday 24 February

Penelope Murray

Muses, Memory and Myth in the Decline of Callipolis: Plato Republic 545d-e

Wednesday 3 March

Luigi Battezzato (Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale)

Euripides the Antiquarian

Wednesday 10 March

Richard King (University of Glasgow)

Individuals, soul and memory in Plato’s Philebus.

Wednesday 17 March

Ugo Zilioli (IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow at Trinity College Dublin)

The Subtler Philosophers at Theaetetus 156a: their identity and doctrine.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s