The department holds regular research seminars where visitors, staff and postgraduate students present current research. All of the research seminars are followed by refreshments in the Department and an opportunity to socialise.
Departmental Research Seminar
Local and international visitors as well as departmental staff present their current research at the Research Seminars. These are normally scheduled for alternate
17h00 in the
departmental library (Arts Building 332).
Ancient Studies Research Seminar Programme: Second Semester 2023
1 August Lieve Van Hoof (Ghent) 'A pagan plea for social justice in the later Roman Empire: Libanius' oration For the Prisoners' Teams link
15 August has excitingly become a double billing. As well as Dr Matthew Shelton's paper on Madness in Xenophon, Professor Mark Bradley, currently visiting UCT from Nottingham, will present, intriguingly, on Roman Noses.
To fit both papers in, our usual seminar time will be moved forward, to 16:30, in 332 and online via Teams (at this link) as usual, and we expect to finish around 18.30.
29 August Renate van Dijk-Coombes (University of Pretoria) ONLINE 'The Standards of Mesopotamia in the Third and Fourth Millennia BCE: The Iconographic Evidence' Teams link
19 September Samantha Masters (Stellenbosch) 'The Furies and other classical themes in African contemporary art' Teams link
3 October Rainer Hirsch-Luipold (Bern) 'On the Authority of Self-made Myth. Se è ben trovato, è senz'altro vero'
24 October Izak Cornelius (Stellenbosch) 'Le Carnaval des Animaux: The Material Imagery of Animals at Tell Halaf' Teams link
The department holds regular postgraduate seminars where students are invited to present their work and receive feedback from other students and staff. Postgraduates at any level are encouraged to present their work at the Postgraduate Colloquium which happens on alternate Mondays at 13h00 in room 332.