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An Oslo conference experience

It’s not often that you get the opportunity to combine a fantastic holiday with a conference that’s completely perfect for you. So, when I first saw the Call for Papers for a conference on classical translation in Oslo (via the Classicists list), I knew that I had to apply.

The Story of an Inaugural, by Professor Helen Lovatt

It is traditional for academics promoted to a professorship to give an ‘inaugural lecture’ in which they present their research to the wider community.

The Fall of the Roman Republic, the rise of the ‘Alt-Right,’ and Shia LeBeouf

The conflict between Clodius and Milo was not purely personal, but rather part of an ongoing and increasingly violent conflict between the two factions vying for control of the Roman political scene.

Berger, Boundaries, Buddhism: looking at a Greek coin

John Berger wrote that “the way we see things is affected by what we know or what we believe”; let’s consider particular ancient Greek coin in this light.

My experiences of the British School at Rome’s Summer School

Undergraduate in Ancient History Ben White writes about his experiences as part of the British School at Rome’s summer school.

“If … you’re a citizen of the world, you’re a citizen of nowhere”

Oliver Thomas discusses Theresa May’s recent speech about citizenship and being a “citizen of the world”. What would Diogenes have made of it all?

Empowering Images

Dr Katharina Lorenz discusses the origins of her interest in mythological imagery through a study of two scenes from the Pergamon altar.

Mint Imperials – new student-created display

Mint Imperials is a student-led project designed to showcase ancient coins through the medium of timely blog posts about historical anniversaries. Mat Gething worked on a new display of some of the materials we work with.

Contemporary Productions of Greek plays

Text by Lynn Fotheringham For the last two years, almost all my leisure-time has been taken up with running around the country trying to see as many as possible of the productions of Greek tragedy that were being put on. I fitted in three Medeas, three Oresteias, two Antigones, one Bakkhai, one Women of Troy, one …

Finding Roman writing at Bourne Park, Kent

Text by Alex Mullen On Thursday, the same day the European Research Council announced that my 5-year project The Latinization of the North-western Roman Provinces: Sociolinguistics, Epigraphy and Archaeology will be funded, the archaeological site I’ve been co-directing since 2013 offered up its first bit of writing. It isn’t going to make the headlines anywhere …