Herodotus Helpline seminars – autumn 2021

We are delighted to be able to share with you the schedule for the Herodotus Helpline seminar for this coming autumn.

The seminar is open to all. To register to become a member and to receive regular zoom links, just email [email protected].

Most presentations (but never the discussions) are also archived on our YouTube channel.

All sessions take place at 6pm GMT.*



 29 September                 Elton Barker (Open University)

Losing one’s spirit: a case of Homeric intertextuality in Herodotus?


6 October                         Francois Hartog (EHESS, Paris)

Retrospective: Le Miroir d’Hérodote


13 October                       Jordan Bayley (Newcastle)

From children to philosophers: mapping and measuring the impact of Herodotus in the long nineteenth century


20 October                      Elizabeth Irwin (Columbia)

The wife of Intaphernes


3 November                    Giorgia Proietti (Trento)

Herodotus, the Persian wars, and the Greeks’ intentional (hi)stories


10 November                  Carmen Soares (Coimbra)

Death, nomos, and anomia in Herodotus


17 November                  Marco Ferrario (Trento)

Dam it! Herodotus in Chorasmia between Darius I and Fayzulla Xo’jaev


24 November                  Suzanne Marchand (Louisiana State)

Herodotus, Historian of the People of Israel, without knowing it


1 December                     Edith Foster (Wooster College)

Devastation and plundering of land in Herodotus and Thucydides


8 December                     Alexander Meeus (Mannheim)

Herodotos’ source citations: the old building blocks of a (not quite) new solution


*NB: during Daylight Saving time, this translates into 7pm in the UK, etc.: Daylight Saving ends on the first Sunday in November (7 November) in the US and Canada; the last Sunday of October (31 October) in most other northern hemisphere countries.

In the southern hemisphere, Daylight Saving starts in New Zealand on the last Sunday in September (26 September), the first Sunday in October (3 October) in Australia.