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.

Religious experience and cognitive science

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 …

Effaced: the missing noses of classical antiquity

Mark Bradley explores an important cross-cultural phenomenon. A display cabinet in the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, Copenhagen, exhibits scores of disembodied noses (and various other appendages) from its Greek and Roman sculpture collections. This macabre collection of body parts was assembled in 1981 out of marble and plaster noses that had been deliberately removed by the …

Q-Kolleg part 2

Following yesterday’s post on the most recent Q-Kolleg exchange, today¬†Craig Goodere explains how the 2012/13 exchange has now resulted in the publication of a collection of essays by the participants.   Fresh Perspectives on Graeco-Roman Visual Culture (2015; ed. Klose, Bossert & Leveritt) is a brand new collection of papers written, presented and published by …