CONF: Leeds Research and Outreach Events

seen on the Classicists list:

We are pleased to announce this session’s schedule of research and
outreach events at Leeds. It includes both one-off research seminars and
colloquia, as well as local CA talks and the continuation of last year’s
successful ‘Classics in Our Lunchtime’ series at Leeds City Museum.

Enquiries may be directed by email to me or by phone to the Department
Office (0113-343-3537). All welcome!

Dr E.J. Stafford
Senior Lecturer and Director of Research,
Department of Classics, University of Leeds

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SEMESTER 1

SEPTEMBER–DECEMBER Classics in Our Lunchtime series by Leeds Classics
Last Thursday of the month, 1.15-1.45pm Leeds City Museum
(see http://classicstalks.wordpress.com/museum/ for details, and podcasts
of previous talks)
*September 27th Eleanor OKell and Tim McConnell: Finding Justice in Leeds
*October 25th Rick Jones: Seeing Pompeii: from royal playground to mass
tourism
*November 29th Edmund Richardson: A Classical Con in Old New York:
classics and spiritualism

Wednesday 26th SEPTEMBER
3pm Michael Sadler 101
Prof. Ruurd Nauta (Groningen): The Identity of ‘Meliboeus’ and the date of
Calpurnius Siculus

Thursday 27th SEPTEMBER’ (Harrogate Astronomical Society)
7.30pm Harlow Community Centre, Harrogate
Prof. Malcolm Heath (Leeds): Greek astronomy, Ptolemy and the ‘Leeds
Almagest’

Friday 5th OCTOBER 2011: LIGHT NIGHT: DEAD OF NIGHT
5pm-close Ancient Worlds Gallery, Leeds City Museum
Classical Stories Live in Leeds event, featuring staff and students from
Leeds Classics Department: all ages welcome!
For details, see http://www.classicalstoriesliveinleeds.wordpress.com

Wednesday 24th OCTOBER
3pm Michael Sadler 101
Prof. Angie Hobbs (Professor of the Public Understanding of Philosophy,
Sheffield): Transformations: the Daimonic Power of Eros in
Plato’s ‘Symposium’

Friday 2nd NOVEMBER (Leeds Classical Association lecture)
5.30pm Michael Sadler 101/Parkinson 116 (tea from 5pm in Parkinson 119)
Dr Felix Budelmann (Magdalen College, Oxford): Greek lyric

Friday 16th NOVEMBER CLASSICAL THEMES IN MUSIC
10am-3.30pm Michael Sadler 101 (coffee, lunch and tea in Parkinson 119)
Dr Roger Brock (Leeds, Classics): Dido’s lament: classical Latin poetry in
Renaissance music
Anastasia Belina (Leeds, School of Music): TBC
Jonathan Tobutt (Leeds, School of Music): Britten’s 6 metamorphoses
after Ovid

Tuesday 4th December (Leeds Classical Association lecture)
5.30pm Michael Sadler 101/Parkinson 116 (tea from 5pm in Parkinson 119)
Dr Steve Green (Leeds): Roman Responses to the Ending of the Aeneid

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SEMESTER 2

JANUARY-AUGUST Classics in Our Lunchtime series by Leeds Classics
Last Thursday of the month, 1.15-1.45pm Leeds City Museum
(see http://classicstalks.wordpress.com/museum/ for details, and podcasts
of previous talks)
*January 31st Penny Goodman: 2000 years of Augustus: the view from Leeds
*February 28th Malcolm Heath: Ptolemy’s compost: a history of piracy,
marketing, and fraud
*March 28th TBC
*April 25th Eleanor OKell/Sue Hamstead: Sophocles’ Antigone in the
twentieth century
*May 30th Emma Stafford: Hercules’ Choice: from ancient Greece to Temple
Newsam
*June-August title TBC

Wednesday 30th JANUARY 3pm Michael Sadler 101
ὁι ἀνάριθμοι: Subordinates and subordination in the ancient Greek world
The first in a three-part series running January to March, with speakers
including Dr Konstantinos Vlassopoulos (Nottingham) Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-
Jones (Edinburgh).

Wednesday 6th FEBRUARY (Leeds Classical Association lecture)
5.30pm Michael Sadler 101/Parkinson 116 (tea from 5pm in Parkinson 119)
Mark Bradley (Nottingham): Obesity, corpulence and emaciation in Roman art

Wednesday 27th FEBRUARY (Leeds Classical Association lecture)
5.30pm Michael Sadler 101/Parkinson 116 (tea from 5pm in Parkinson 119)
Michael Fulford (Reading): Silchester: Iron Age to Roman. The making of
the town in the light of continuing excavations

Wednesday 6th MARCH Joint PCI/ Classics Schools Day
9:30-15:30, Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building
Interpreting Sophocles’ Antigone in modern, theatrical and Athenian
contexts

Wednesday 6th MARCH 3pm Michael Sadler 101
Dr Andrew Morrison (Manchester) Clio and Calliope: Apollonius, Herodotus
and Historiography

Friday 15th MARCH CURRENT RESEARCH IN CLASSICS AT LEEDS
10am-3.30pm MS 101 (coffee, lunch and tea in Parkinson 119)
Including papers by Owen Hodkinsonand Ed Richardson (details TBC).

8th-11th MAY 7pm stage@Leeds
A series of pre-performance talks on Sophocles’ Antigone by Classics staff
(details TBC).

Monday 13th MAY (Leeds Classical Association presidential address)
5.30pm Michael Sadler 101/Parkinson 116 (tea from 5pm in Parkinson 119)
Malcolm Heath (Leeds): Aristotle’s chimpanzees

Monday 24th-Wednesday 26th JUNE
HERCULES: A HERO FOR ALL AGES: international conference, details to follow.
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