Tag Archives: Classical Studies

Dr Paula James addressed the British Science Fiction Association

Paula James, Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies, was invited to address the seventh British Science Fiction Association (BSFA) lecture at their convention in London last week. Where the Hay Lecture invites scientists, the BSFA Lecture invites academics from the arts … Continue reading

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Rik Mayall, willies, and x-rated ancient comedy

Dr James Robson (Classical Studies) wrote in the London Evening Standard on 17 June that he “was surprised last week to see that an X-rated warning had been slapped on the downloads in my Birth of Comedy course, now near … Continue reading

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Prof Helen King published in The Lancet

Professor of Classical Studies Helen King‘s article Narratives of healing: a new approach to the past?, exploring the connection between life writing from the ancient past and modern narrative medicine, is published in The Lancet. “Aelius Aristides (117—180 AD) was … Continue reading

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Dr Laura Swift on the ‘new’ Sappho poems

Dr Laura Swift explores the discovery of lost works by the poet Sappho, in The Conversation on 30 January 2014. New Sappho poems set classical world reeling It’s a kind of literary miracle. Fragments of two new poems by Ancient … Continue reading

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Prof Lorna Hardwick at TRIVIUM

TRIVIUM is a new interdisciplinary research network hosted by the Institute of Classical Studies. The series opens with a lecture by Professor Lorna Hardwick Time: 4:30 Location: Room 246, Senate House, London, WC1E 7HU Jan 14 – ‘Hijackings, interruptions and … Continue reading

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‘Senses of the Empire: multisensory approaches to Roman culture’ conference

Senses of the Empire: Multisensory Approaches to Roman Culture The Open University (R01), Hawley Crescent, Camden, London 30 November 2013 By collecting the senses together in the interdisciplinary and multi-period volume Empire of the Senses David Howes led ‘a revolution … Continue reading

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Prof Helen King on BBC Radio 4′s ‘In Our Time’

Helen King, Professor in Classical Studies, appears as an expert in BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time, presented by Melvyn Bragg, on Thursday 10 October. Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the Roman physician and medical theorist Galen. The most … Continue reading

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