January 8, 2017
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.
October 10, 2016
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?
October 4, 2016
Dr Katharina Lorenz discusses the origins of her interest in mythological imagery through a study of two scenes from the Pergamon altar.
September 26, 2016
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.
September 20, 2016
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 …
September 14, 2016
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 …
September 12, 2016
This week saw the conclusion of this round of Q-Kolleg, an international study initiative between the University of Nottingham and the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin based around the visual culture of Classical antiquity. Participants from the Department of Classics at Nottingham were partnered with students from the Winckelmann-Institut, and they engaged in a two-semester programme …
July 8, 2016
Esther Eidinow updates us on the progress of her AHRC project ‘CAARE’. As historians, how do we gain insight into the religious experiences of historical subjects? This is the key question behind the project Cognitive Approaches to Ancient Religious Experience, an AHRC-funded network that brings together scholars using cognitive approaches and those working on …
June 24, 2016
What does the European Football Championship have to do with Greek art? Andreas Kropp has been tuning in… Britain is Brexiting, Europe is reeling, and we can’t even begin to comprehend what just hit us. So how about this, let’s instead just focus our attention on that other thing gripping the continent these days, …