I am pleased to announce the schedule for the Durham Department of Classics and Ancient History Research Seminar for this coming term. All seminars this term take place over zoom – if you would like to attend a session, please contact me at [email protected] to receive the link. Titles marked by a * form part of the series “Portrayals of ‘Intellectuals’ in the Ancient World”, about which more information and a full programme will be circulated shortly.
Department of Classics and Ancient History: Research Seminar
Michaelmas Term 2021
The seminars take place on Thursdays at 5pm via Zoom.
Oct. 7 Joseph Howley (Columbia)
Instructions for enslavers: despotic theory and practice from Athens to Rome
Oct. 14 Rainer Thiel (Universität Jena, Germany)
*Elementary Philosophical Teaching in Late Antique Alexandria
Oct. 21 Matthias Haake (Universität Bonn, Germany)
*All Over the Mediterranean World? The Social Figure of the Intellectual in the Greek and Roman Worlds from the Archaic Period to Late Antiquity. A Comparative Approach
Oct. 28 Reviel Netz (Stanford University, US)
*Otium and Civil Society
Nov. 4 Tazuko van Bertel (Leiden)
The Socratics on utility and use: a case study in ancient economic theory
Nov. 11 Katharina Volk (Columbia University, US)
*Who is the wisest of them all? (Dis)claiming authority in Cicero’s Laelius de amicitia
Nov. 18 Lewis Webb (Oxford)
Spectatissima femina: Female hyper-visibility in urban spaces in Republican Rome
Nov. 25 Matthias Perkams (Universität Jena, Germany)
*Sergius of Reshaina and his Intellectual Networks
Dec. 2 Maddalena Italia (UCL)
Sappho in Sanskrit – and other classical hybrid creatures: a century (1831-1929) of translations.
Dec. 9 Friedemann Buddensiek (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)
Prohairesis in the Eudemian Ethics