Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS report 20/02/2015: tyrannical infertility and partying with the Ptolemies

In my best efforts to be the Cicero to Graham’s Hybrida, the Caesar to his Bibulus, the Pompey to his Crassus, I am uploading this GIS report almost grotesquely early. Read on for dynasties, drinking and destruction, sex and slaughter, propaganda and psychoanalysis, and all sorts of alliterative delights. (Content note: rape, murder, incest.) Continue reading

Graduate Interdisciplinary Seminar

GIS 3/5/13

[Apologies for the lateness of this post (it’s the unexpectedly sunny weather!)] The second GIS of the term took place last Friday and our interdisciplinary crew was presented with two exciting papers: Christina Tsaknaki talked about morning and consolation (and the purpose of poetry) in Ovid’s exile poetry, and Daniel Unruh discussed the ways in … Continue reading


Facebook rings a bell

It was interesting to read reports of the festivities associated with the Facebook initial public offering (IPO), which described founder Mark Zuckerberg opening the public markets in New York remotely from his own Californian headquarters. According to the Financial Times, no journalists were given access to the event itself – only a video feed was … Continue reading