Zena chats about the heritage of the Near East and her family connection to the region, the 3D re-construction of the Palmyra Arch in Trafalgar Square, and the recent documentary film the ‘Destruction of Memory’.
Greg Woolf chats about how he got into studying the ancient world, getting out of the ancient history bubble to talk to people in other disciplines, whether scholarship is a product of its time, diversifying the study of ancient history, and what events the Institute of Classical Studies has got coming up. 71 more words
Ellen Swift talks about what got her into the Romans, what she originally went to university to study before switching to archaeology, and what effect her hobbies have on her research (or the other way around). 90 more words
Ancient Rome was full of rich, ambitious social climbers in a cutthroat political environment—people who had enemies to get rid of, and deep pockets to pay for the service. 53 more words
This episode of Classics Confidential is linked to Weaving Women’s Stories – a series of events organised by Dr Emma Bridges and Dr Ellie Mackin Roberts, as part of the 2018 Being Human Festival. It features, in order of appearance: Emma Bridges (Institute of Classical Studies) on Homer, Penelope, Ovid and reception Ursula Rothe (The […]