Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS report – 10/03/17

GIS concluded this term with two fascinating presentations by Antonia Schrader and Chiara Monaco, respectively focusing on Greek tragedy and linguistic debates in imperial Greek literature. First to speak was Antonia Schrader, who presented a paper entitled “Patterns of undress in fifth-century Athenian tragedy”. In her paper, Antonia looked at moments of undress in fifth-century … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS report – 03/03/17

This week at GIS we had two excellent presentations by Ester Salgarella and Robert Rohland, respectively talking about the Bronze Age Aegean writing systems and the perception of time in archaic Greek literature. In her paper “Mind the gap! Investigating the Linear A to Linear B Transmission Process”, Ester investigated the process of script transmission … Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

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