Swansea University online seminar series: ‘Facing Power’

This is an invitation to Swansea’s new series of online seminars, which will be running throughout the academic year.

We have again chosen a broad topic which speakers can approach from all angles.  This year, it is ‘Facing Power’ – inviting questions about interactions with power and the powerful, and how they are regulated, channelled, communicated and performed. We acknowledge that ‘power’ can be understood in many different ways, and our speakers are offering us very different ways of thinking about that topic.


8th November:
Mark Humphries (Swansea)

‘The Shadow of Constantinople: the new Rome and the Old from Constantine to Constans II’


15th November (in association with OLCAP):
Beatrice Pestarino  (University of Haifa)

‘Power elites and secret police in the classical Cypriot city-kingdoms’


22nd November:
Mai Musie (Oxford)

‘The King and I: Political Power Games in the Ancient Novel’


29th November:
Maria Pretzler (Swansea)

‘United against Persia? Spartans and Peloponnesians in the early fifth century’


6th December  (in association with OLCAP):
Erica Angliker (Institute of Classical Studies, London University)

‘Power, Religion and Natural Resources: Insights on the Cult of Apollo Delios on the Cyclades’


You can find the zoom link and our autumn programme on our blog.


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