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Postgraduate Summer Seminar Series 2012

Posted on 12/06/2012

This is a new initiative, offering a mix of talks by visiting speakers and members of staff in the Department, often with a practical focus directed to the needs of current and prospective research students. It is highly recommended for PhD and MA students. We intend this to become an annual feature of the Department’s programme and ideas for future sessions or suggestions for visiting speakers are warmly invited. Postgraduates (MA or PhD) from other institutions are also most welcome to attend the seminars.

Time: Thursdays 11 am – 1 pm

Place: Arts Building, ground floor, AG3, except for the session on 5th July which will be in AG24.

31 May Dr. Alicia Morales Ortiz (visiting from the University of Murcia, our Erasmus partner in Spain)  A world without heroes? Notes on the reception of the Homeric Elpenor

7 June Dr. Nick Lowe (RHUL)  IT resources for Classics research

14 June Dr. Kathryn Tempest (former PhD student of the department, now Senior Lecturer in Classics at Roehampton University)  Preparing for a career as an academic Classicist

21 June Dr. Jari Pakkanen (RHUL)  Statistics for Ancient History, Classics and Archaeology

28 June Dr. Richard Hawley (RHUL)  The value of teaching experience for Classics PhD students

5 July Professor Ahuvia Kahane (RHUL)  Methodological approaches to Classics (with case studies from Greek Tragedy)

12 July Professor Jonathan Powell and members of the Centre for Oratory and Rhetoric (RHUL) Effective Presentation of Academic Arguments in Classics

followed by lunch in a local pub (leaving from the Arts Building at 12.45) to celebrate the end of the academic year. All welcome! (Please note that on this date, access to the campus by car will be limited because of Graduation.)

Dates for your diaries:

Teaching the Ancient Languages (one-day workshop for those involved in Greek and Latin language teaching) at the Institute of Classical Studies, Tuesday 18th September 2012

Classics Department PhD Day (with presentations by those completing their first year of research) at RHUL, Wednesday 19th September 2012.



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