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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

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