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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

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS REPORT – 25/11/2016

This week we had two fascinating philosophy papers by Vilius Bartninkas and Christian Keime. Vilius’ talk was entitled “Ouranos in Plato’s cosmology.” Ouranos is frequently featured in Timaeus’ account, assuming a diverse set of roles such as a senior traditional god, a key component in forging the astral gods, and an ethical ideal for human … Continue reading

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GIS REPORT – 11/11/2016

This week we had two fascinating papers by Yung In Chae and Alessio Santoro. Yung In presented a paper entitled “Simone de Beauvoir and Classical Antiquity.” Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex, widely considered the catalyst of second-wave feminism, contains numerous references to ancient Greece and Rome in the course of locating the historical roots … Continue reading