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Postgraduate Summer Seminar Series 2013

Posted on 20/05/2013


Mondays, 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

13 May – 10 June in IN031; 17 June, 1 July and 8 July in IN032

International Building, RHUL

The series includes  a mix of talks by visiting speakers and members of staff in the Department, the latter especially with a practical focus directed to the needs of current and prospective research students. It is highly recommended for PhD, MA and MRes students. Postgraduates (Master’s or PhD) from other institutions are most welcome to attend the seminars.

This year the emphasis is Greek: the Romans should have their turn next year. Ideas for future sessions or suggestions for visiting speakers are warmly invited; please contact J.Powell@rhul.ac.uk.

13 May  Professor John Marincola (Florida State University, Tallahassee)

 History without malice? – Plutarch rewrites the Persian wars

20 May  Dr. Nick Lowe

 What’s new in IT for classicists?

27 May  Bank holiday – no meeting

3 June Professor Ahuvia Kahane

 The Reception of the Classics: Ancient Poetry and Modern Painting

10 June Dr. Dimos Spatharas (University of Crete)

 Vision and emotions in Gorgias and Thucydides

17 June Professor Lene Rubinstein and Professor Jonathan Powell

 How to (and how not to) write an academic book review

24 June at 4.00 p.m. – room to be confirmed

Professor Jim Porter (University of California, Irvine)

Why are there nine Muses?

1 July Professor Martin Mueller (Northwestern University)

The query potential of the digital surrogate: working with classical texts in a digital environment

8 July Anne Delauzun (RHUL Careers Service) with Dr. Richard Hawley and Prof. Jonathan Powell

 Building a Career with a postgraduate degree in Classics – both inside and outside academia

 followed by end-of-year lunch

Enquiries to J.Powell@rhul.ac.uk



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