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Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS report -17/02/17

This week we had two fascinating presentations by Tamara Saggini and Gabriele Rota, respectively talking about Eretrian archaeological remains from the archaic and classical periods and the role of Italian renaissance humanists in the rediscovery and preservation of classical texts. In the first part of the seminar, Tamara presented a paper with the title “Eretria … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS report – 10/02/17

This week we had two inspiring presentations by Alxander Hardwick and Teresa Röger, respectively talking about late antique epic poetry and issues of interpretation in Augustine. In his paper, “Microcosms of Peacetime: Women and Warfare in the Iliad and Beyond”, Alexander has led us through a reappraisal of the role of the Amazon warrior Penthesileia, … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar / Uncategorized

GIS report – 03/02/2017

This week we had two excellent presentations by Katherine Krauss and Ludovico Pontiggia, respectively talking about late antique fictional narrative and Roman imperial epic. In her presentation, “Aeneas and Apollonius in Africa: Virgilian Imperialism in the Historia Apollonii Regis Tyri”, Katherine has led us through a reappraisal of the context and literary function of the … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS REPORT 27/01/2017

This week we had two fascinating papers by Sam Sharma and Francesca Modini, respectively talking about the application of digital technologies to the reconstruction of ancient landscapes and the reception of Greek lyric poetry in Greek imperial rhetoric.   In his presentation “GIS does GIS: the Potential and Pitfalls of Mapping the Past through Geographical … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS REPORT -20/01/2017

The GIS this term began with two papers from Sarah Sheard and Lea Niccolai, respectively talking about the iconography of Ariadne in Roman imperial times and religious identity in late antiquity. In her presentation “saxea ut effigies bacchantis: a re-evaluation of Ariadne in Roman visual culture”, Sarah led us through the fascinating history of Ariadne’s … Continue reading

Spot the difference: early 19th century edition
Archaeology / Travel / Weird and Wonderful

Spot the difference: early 19th century edition

Google Earth: with a few clicks, we’re ‘holidaying’ anywhere in the world without ever leaving home – the ultimate in ‘armchair’ travel. While the technology is relatively new the concept certainly isn’t, and for ages past the human race have told stories which can transport them to far away lands without the hassle of passports, … Continue reading