Podcasts

Digital Classics seminar YouTube channel

Postgraduate Work-in-Progress YouTube channel

 

British School at Athens Lecture

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Athens at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

19 November 2017

The Prose of the World: Hegel, Plutarch, Herodotus

Phiroze Vasunia (UCL)

 

Brecht and Greek tragedy: radicalism, traditionalism, eristics

T.B.L. Webster Lecture

14 November 2018

Brecht and Greek tragedy: radicalism, traditionalism, eristics

Martin Revermann, University of Toronto

 

Ancient Magic

31 October 2018

Supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund

Ancient Magic

Prof. Helen King (Open University) – ‘Green stones, red wool: colour and touch in ancient Greek magic and medicine’

Dr. Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies) & Dr. Celia Sánchez Natalías (University of Zaragoza) – ‘Be careful! Magical figurines and written curses’

Dr. Sophie Page (UCL) – ‘Magic and the Medieval universe’

Poet and author Roz Kaveney reading from her novel Resurrections (Rhapsody of Blood Vol. III)

 

Stoicon 2018

sponsored by the Institute of Classical Studies and the Institute of Philosophy

29 September 2018

Stoicon 2018 YouTube channel

 

Socrates, Eros and Magic

J.P. Barron Memorial Lecture

6 June 2018 

Socrates, Eros and Magic

Angie Hobbs (Sheffield)

 

The Goddess and Damned Wrath: How a Linguist reads the Iliad

Dorothy Tarrant Lecture

8 May 2018

The Goddess and Damned Wrath: How a Linguist reads the Iliad

Joshua Katz (Princeton)

 

Public Engagement Workshop

22 March 2018

Public Engagement Workshop

Zena Kamash (Royal Holloway), Remembering the Romans in the Middle East and North Africa

Laura Swift (Open University), Fragments

Michael Eades (School of Advanced Study), Being Human: A Festival of the Humanities

Jessica Hughes (Open University), Classics Confidential

Jen Grove (Exeter), Sex and History

 

January 14, 1506: the discovery of the Laocoon

Rome London Lecture in association with the British School at Rome

20 February 2018

January 14, 1506: the discovery of the Laocoon

Professor Rita Volpe

 

Earthquakes, Etruscan Priests and Roman Politics in the Age of Cicero

Dorothy Tarrant Lecture

24 January 2018

Earthquakes, Etruscan Priests and Roman Politics in the Age of Cicero

Professor Anthony Corbeill (University of Virginia)

 

British School at Athens Lecture

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Athens at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

13 November 2017

Democracy, Demagoguery and Plato

Angie Hobbs (Sheffield)

 

Pella, The Great Capital of the Macedonian Kingdom

ICS/BSA Lecture presented in association with the British School at Athens

31 October 2017

Pella, The Great Capital of the Macedonian Kingdom

Dr Elisavet Bettina Tsigarida, Director of the Ephorate of Antiquities of the County of Pella

 

Why do we need Monsters?

17 October 2017

Why do we need Monsters?

Professor David Wengrow (UCL), Dr Dustan Lowe (University of Kent), Dr Liz Gloyn (Royal Holloway, University of London), Dr Valeria Vitale (Institute of Classical Studies)

Supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund

 

Classicist Foremothers and Why They Matter

J P Barron Memorial Lecture

7 June 2017

Classicist Foremothers and Why They Matter

Professor Edith Hall (KCL)

 

Tiryns: from the rise of its palace to the post-palatial resurgence

Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

17 May 2017

Tiryns: from the rise of its palace to the post-palatial resurgence

Professor Joseph Maran (University of Heidelberg)

 

Early History and Landscapes of Rome seen from the Palatine

Rome London Lecture in association with the British School at Rome

22 March 2017

Early History and Landscapes of Rome seen from the Palatine

Professor Paolo Carafa (La Sapienza, Rome)

 

Humans and Other Beings in Our Classical Past

Director's Inaugural Lecture

18 January 2017

Humans and Other Beings in Our Classical Past

Professor Greg Woolf (ICS)

 

British School at Athens/ICS Autumn Lecture

25 November 2016

The Archaic necropolis in Faliron Delta

Stella Chrysoulaki (Ephor of West Attica, Piraeus and the Islands)

 

British School at Athens Lecture

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Athens at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

12 October 2016

Peisthetairos, Adventurer in Thrace: a New Reading of Aristophanes’ Birds

Edith Hall (KCL)

 

J.P. Barron Memorial Lecture

1 June 2016

What ever happened to the Barbarian?

Thomas Harrison (St Andrews)

Click here to download PowerPoint presentation

 

Global Philology, Greco-Roman Studies, and Classics in the 21st Century

17 May 2016

Global Philology, Greco-Roman Studies, and Classics in the 21st Century

Professor Gregory Crane (Tufts; Leipzig, ST Lee Fellow), Dr Imre Galambos (Cambridge), Professor Eleanor Robson (UCL), Dr Sarah Sarvant (Aga Khan University), Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library)

 

A.D. Trendall Lecture

10 May 2016

Italic Dionysos in 4th Century BC Apulia

Thomas Carpenter (Ohio)

 

T.B.L. Webster Lecture

4 May 2016

Two Reliefs and what they tell us about Athenian Comedy

Eric Csapo (Sydney)

 

Hercules Ovidianus in Augustan Rome: between literature and figurative repertory

Part of the Roman Art seminar series

21 March 2016

Hercules Ovidianus in Augustan Rome: between literature and figurative repertory

Isabella Colpo (Universit degli Studi di Padova)

 

Rome-London Lecture in association with the British School at Rome

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Rome

9 March 2016

Grotte Scalina: a new monumental Etruscan tomb near Viterbo

Vincent Jolivet

 

Classics in Contemporary Women's Prose

Part of the Women Writing the Classics seminar series

8 December 2015

Classics in Contemporary Women's Prose

Elizabeth Cook and Salley Vickers, chaired by Efi Spentzou (RHUL)

Audio only

 

Classics in Contemporary Women's Drama

Part of the Women Writing the Classics seminar series

24 November 2015

Classics in Contemporary Women's Drama

Phyllis Brighouse (Liverpool), By Jove theatre company, chaired by Nick Lowe (RHUL)

Audio only

 

ICS Autumn Lecture in association with the British School at Athens

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Athens

18 November 2015

New investigations and finds at the Mycenaean palace of Thebes (Boeotia)

Vassilis Aravantinos (Ephor Emeritus of Boeotia)

 

A good death?

This event was presented in collaboration with the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust and was supported by the John Coffin Memorial Fund

28 October 2015

A good death?

Prof. Andrew Cooper (Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust), Dr Mary Bradbury (British Psychoanalytical Society), Prof. Michael Trapp (KCL), Prof. Eleanor Robson (UCL), chaired by Paul Jenkins, OBE (CEO of the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust)

 

Women Translating the Classics

Part of the Women Writing the Classics seminar series

20 October 2015

Women Translating the Classics

Josephine Balmer and Clare Pollard, chaired by Lorna Hardwick (OU)

Audio only

 

Classics in Contemporary Women's Poetry

Part of the Women Writing the Classics seminar series

6 October 2015

Classics in Contemporary Women's Poetry

Tiffany Atkinson (UEA) and Erica McAlpine (Oxford), chaired by Maria Wyke (UCL)

Audio only

 

British School at Athens lecture

This lecture was presented in partnership with the British School at Athens at the National Hellenic Research Foundation, Athens

24 September 2015

The Greek East under Rome: art and cultural interaction

Professor Roland R R Smith

 

MA Intercollegiate Course Fair

22 September 2015

Introductions to the Intercollegiate MA, the ICS, the Hellenic and Roman Societies and the Combined Library.

MA Intercollegiate Course Fair

 

An interview with Prof. Greg Woolf

Greg Woolf was interviewed for Classics Confidential

 

Rome-London lecture

This annual lecture series is presented in partnership with the British School at Rome.

6 May 2015

The Mausoleum of Hadrian rediscovered: a new architectural study

Paolo Vitti (Rome)

 

The Afterlife of Plutarch

Conference at the Warburg Institute on 23-24 May 2015

Plutarch’s revival in late Byzantium: the case of Theodore Metochites

Dr Sophia Xenophontos (University of Cyprus)

From Francesco Barbaro to Angelo Poliziano: Plutarch’s Roman Questions in the fifteenth century

Dr Frances Muecke (University of Sydney)

John Whethamstede and Plutarch

Professor Marianne Pade (Danish Institute in Rome)

Additional Lives: Hannibal, Scipio and Epaminondas

Professor Judith Mossmann (University of Nottingham)

‘Bothe Scholemaister and Counsailour vnto the most vertuously disposed Emperoure of all Gentiles Traianus’: Plutarch, the Institutio Traiani, and the Social Dynamics of Philosophy in Renaissance England

Dr Fred Schurink (Northumbria University)

Plutarch in Scotland

Professor Ewen Bowie (University of Oxford)

Plutarco, Poussin e l’arte barocca

Dr Maddalena Sanfilippo (University of Siena)

After Exemplarity: a Map of Plutarchan Scholarship

Dr Constanze Güthenke (Princeton University)

Plutarch à la Russe: Ancient Heroism and Russian Ideology in Tolstoy’s War and Peace

Dr Alexei Zadorojnyi (University of Liverpool)

Plutarch’s Gracchi on the French, English and Irish stages, 1792-1852: From Revolution to Corn Laws and Famine

Professor Edith Hall and Dr Rosie Wyles (King's College London)

Welcomed with open arms: Plutarch and the modern Prometheus

Professor Frances Titchener (Utah State University)

Concluding Remarks

Professor Chris Pelling (University of Oxford)

 

The Afterlife of Ovid

Conference at the Warburg Institute on 7-8 March 2015

Welcome

Professor John North (ICS)

Bernardo Moretti: A Newly Discovered Humanist Commentator on Ovid’s Ibis

Professor Frank Coulson (Ohio State University)

Et per omnia saecula imagine vivam: The imaged afterlife of Ovid in fifteenth and sixteenth century book illustrations

Dr Fátima Díez-Platas (Universidad de Santiago de Compostela)

Ovid's Janus and the Start of the Year in Renaissance Fasti Sacri

Professor John Miller (University of Virginia)

Milton as Reader of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Professor Philip Hardie (University of Cambridge)

The transformation of Ovid in Cowley's herb garden: Books 1 and 2 of the Plantarum Libri Sex (1668)

Dr Victoria Moul (King's College London)

Translatio Studii, Translatio Ovidii

Professor Maggie Kilgour (McGill University)

The Io in Correggio: Ovid and the Metamorphosis of a Renaissance Painter

Professor Hérica Valladares (John Hopkins University)