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Musings on materiality

This past term, a few Classics graduate students have been attending an interdisciplinary seminar entitled ‘Material Culture: Crossing Disciplines and Analysing Things’ run by Dr Melissa Calaresu and Dr John Robb at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and the Humanities (CRASSH). The readings throughout the weeks inspired us to think about … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS Report: 30/10/2015

This week saw a double-bill of persuasion and polemic. We began with “Roman paganism in the 340s: the evidence of Julius Firmicus Maternus, De errore profanarum religionum”. Just how Christian was the Roman Empire at the time of Constantine? The toleration of Christians granted by the emperor did not sweep away paganism overnight. Mattias Gassman, a second-year … Continue reading