University of Manchester Dept. of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology research seminar

The Department of Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology, and Egyptology at the University of Manchester will hold its Research Seminar in Semester 1 on Thursdays, from 2pm to 3pm, via Zoom. Talks will last for approximately 40 minutes, with 20 minutes for Q&A.

Those who wish to attend the seminar should contact the convenor via email ([email protected]) in order to request a link to the meeting.


Dates, speakers, and subjects are as follows:

21st October: John Taylor, University of Manchester, ‘The Acts of the Apostles and the Classical World’

28th October: Sarah Nooter, University of Chicago, ‘Recovering the bodies of Archilochus’ ‘Cologne Epode’ and Timotheus’ Persae

11th November: Ingo Gildenhard, University of Cambridge, ‘The Rhetorical Sublime’

18th November: Emily Clifford, University of Oxford, ‘Death by Analogy: Identity Crises on a Roman Sarcophagus’

25th November: Nick Overton, University of Manchester, ‘From Calories to Charisma: How thinking differently about animals can help to write new archaeologies of prehistory’

2nd December: Valentina Gasperini, Institut français d’archéologie orientale, ‘A view from the Cemeteries. Ramesside and post-New Kingdom ceramics from Amara West (Sudan)’

9th December: Gavin Lucas, University of Iceland, ‘The case study in archaeology’

16th December: Malcolm Choat (with Rachel Yuen-Collingridge), Macquarie University, ‘Theopompos of Memphis and the Ostraca of Constantine Simonides’