Podcasts

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Postgraduate Work-in-Progress YouTube channel

 

Wooden furniture from Roman find contexts: from Herculaneum to the Rhine

9 June 2021

Wooden furniture from Roman find contexts: from Herculaneum to the Rhine

Stephan Mols, Radboud University

 

On Comparisons: Classics in the Era of Imperial Expansion

7 June 2021

On Comparisons: Classics in the Era of Imperial Expansion

Rama Mantena, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Classical Archaeology seminar

26 May 2021

Classical Archaeology seminar

Anna Serotta, ‘Carpentry in Egypt in the First Millennium B.C.E’
and
Cristina Boschetti, ‘A 4th-century BC wooden coffin with syrens from Saqqara, Egypt’

 

'More helpful to the emperors than the soldiers': early Christians on physical and spiritual warfare

13 May 2021

'More helpful to the emperors than the soldiers': early Christians on physical and spiritual warfare

Benjamin Kolbeck, King's College London

 

Tales from Nestor's Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020

Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture

12 May 2021

Tales from Nestor's Crypt: Pylos 2015-2020

Sharon R. Stocker, Cincinnati, and Jack L. Davis, Cincinnati

 

The crimes of the Lemnian women in Middle Irish: an example of extreme Classical Reception

10 May 2021

The crimes of the Lemnian women in Middle Irish: an example of extreme Classical Reception

Michael Clarke, NUI Galway

 

The Archaeology of Pilgrimage in Ancient Italy

23 April 2021

Simona Marchesini: Rock inscriptions in the Alps and in Salento peninsula as evidence for defining pilgrimage

Nuccia Negroni-Catacchio, Massimo Cardosa, Christian Metta & Marco Romeo-Pitone: Evidence of pilgrimage in Bronze Age sanctuaries in Southern Etruria (Italy): caves, peaks, lakes and the natural mimesis phenomenon

Laura Carnavale & Daniela Patti, The pilgrimage and lived religiousness in Northern Apulia, Italy

Sonia Machause & Robin Skeates: Cave pilgrimage in Iron Age Iberia: a sensorial approach to pilgrimage

 

Women Disrupting the Patriarchy: What Took Us So Long

Keynote address for Women in Ancient Cultures 2021: ‘Women Disrupting the Patriarchy'

23 March 2021

Women Disrupting the Patriarchy: What Took Us So Long

Judith P. Hallett, University of Maryland

 

The birth of instantiation

22 March 2021

The birth of instantiation

Anna Marmodoro, Durham

 

“But we’ve seen other walls.” Authority and erasure in graffiti practice at the temple of Amun at Karnak

17 March 2021

“But we’ve seen other walls.” Authority and erasure in graffiti practice at the temple of Amun at Karnak

Elizabeth Frood, Oxford

 

Touch and the Tiresias Project in the Parthenon Galleries of the British Museum

11 March 2021

Touch and the Tiresias Project in the Parthenon Galleries of the British Museum

Ellen Adams, KCL

 

A contextual approach to 'scribblings' in Northern Iraq: The case of the North Palace at Hatra

17 February 2021

A contextual approach to 'scribblings' in Northern Iraq: The case of the North Palace at Hatra

Marco Moriggi (University of Catania) and Ilaria Bucci (Birkbeck)

 

Thinking about encroachment in the cities of the Roman west

BSR/ICS Lecture hosted online by the British School at Rome

3 February 2021

BSR/ICS Lecture 'Thinking about encroachment in the cities of the Roman west

Penny Goodman (Leeds)

 

Graffiti as a diary. The personal histories of a nomadic people through their graffiti and drawings.

3 February 2021

Graffiti as a diary. The personal histories of a nomadic people through their graffiti and drawings.

Michael Macdonald (Oxford)

 

'Great Expectations'. What can architecture tell us about the past?

Mycenaean seminar

13 January 2021

'Great Expectations'. What can architecture tell us about the past?

Clairy Palyvou (Thessaloniki)

 

Female Patrons in Roman Law

Keynote address for Women in Ancient Cultures 2021: ‘Women Disrupting the Patriarchy'

12 January 2021

Female Patrons in Roman Law

Paul du Plessis (Edinburgh)

 

Linked Pasts 6 Keynote: To LOD or not To LOD? Linking events and named entities with NLP in Digital History projects

Linked Pasts 6

15 December 2020

Linked Pasts 6 Keynote: To LOD or not To LOD? Linking events and named entities with NLP in Digital History projects

Sara Tonelli (Fondazione Bruno Kessler, Trento)

 

Linked Pasts 6 Keynote: Tanks, TNT and Triples: Using Linked Open Data and Semantic Technologies to Reconstruct Past Lives and Events

Linked Pasts 6

9 December 2020

Linked Pasts 6 Keynote: Tanks, TNT and Triples: Using Linked Open Data and Semantic Technologies to Reconstruct Past Lives and Events

Lizzy Jongma (NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Amsterdam)

 

Linked Pasts 6 Keynote: Linked Data Across Time and Space: The Challenge of Modelling Temporal Identities and Places

Linked Pasts 6

3 December 2020

Linked Data Across Time and Space: The Challenge of Modelling Temporal Identities and Places

Constance Crompton (Ottawa)

 

Of animals and humans on prehistoric Crete: interdisciplinary approaches to animal exploitation

Mycenaean seminar

2 December 2020

Of animals and humans on prehistoric Crete: interdisciplinary approaches to animal exploitation

Valasia Isaakidou (Oxford/Bristol)

 

Recent Research in Imaging and Archaeological Science: Herculaneum and Beyond

7 November 2020

In association with the Herculaneum Society

Virtual Unrolling of Herculaneum Fragments and Scrolls: Recent Results

Brent Seales, University of Kentucky

 

2020 Public Engagement Awards Event

10 September 2020

Public Engagement Awards Event

 

Thinking about the management of the Etruscan cities

Rome London Lecture in association with the British School at Rome

26 February 2020

Thinking about the management of the Etruscan cities

Maria Cristina Biella, La Sapienza, Rome

 

Invisible Herculaneum

Herculaneum Society Lecture

19 February 2020

Invisible Herculaneum (Audio only)

Michael Scott, Warwick

 

The ideal husband - the identity of Roman freedwomen’s husbands and the role of manumissio matrimonii causa

19 December 2019

The ideal husband - the identity of Roman freedwomen’s husbands and the role of manumissio matrimonii causa

Tatjana Sandon, Edinburgh

 

Gender and parenthood in the Roman Empire

12 December 2019

Gender and parenthood in the Roman Empire

Rebecca Flemming, Cambridge

 

Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right: Making and Breaking Marriage Alliances in the Age of Theodora

21 November 2019

Looking for Mr. or Mrs. Right: Making and Breaking Marriage Alliances in the Age of Theodora

Michael Stewart, Queensland

 

Helena and the Women of the Tetrarchy

14 November 2019

Helena and the Women of the Tetrarchy

Julia Hillner, Sheffield

 

Towards a Cultural and Social History of Breastfeeding in Antiquity

24 October 2019

Towards a Cultural and Social History of Breastfeeding in Antiquity

April Pudsey, Manchester Metropolitan

 

Women and cultural change in the Roman West - New light on an old topic

17 October 2019

Women and cultural change in the Roman West - New light on an old topic

Louise Revell, Southampton

 

Octavia: First First Lady of Rome?

10 October 2019

Octavia: First First Lady of Rome?

Beth Severy Hoven, Macalester

 

ICS/BSA Lecture: Sacrificial rituals in the Mycenaean palatial centre of Kydonia (Khania, Crete)

3 October 2019

Sacrificial rituals in the Mycenaean palatial centre of Kydonia (Khania, Crete)

Maria Andreadaki-Vlazaki, Hon. Secretary General, Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports

 

Michael Ventris Memorial Lecture 'Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives'

5 June 2019

Recent Excavations at Gournia, Crete: New Archaeological Finds and Cultural Perspectives

Vance Watrous, Buffalo

 

Dorothy Tarrant Lecture 'Antiquity, Abolition, and Activism in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Arts'

13 May 2019

Antiquity, Abolition, and Activism in Nineteenth-Century American Visual Arts

Margaret Malamud, New Mexico State University

 

J. P. Barron Memorial Lecture 'Forming/Informing the modern world? The role of classical scholarship'

8 May 2019

Forming/Informing the modern world? The role of classical scholarship

Charlotte Roueché, ICS/KCL

 

Dorothy Tarrant Lecture 'What is Plato's Republic About? Towards a Theory of Resilience'

13 March 2019

What is Plato's Republic About? Towards a Theory of Resilience

Sara Monoson, Northwestern University

 

Clerical exile and late antique communities

Ancient History seminar

7 March 2019

Clerical exile and late antique communities

Julia Hillner, Sheffield

 

Paestum - what new excavations and scientific analysis tell us about a Greek city in Italy

ICS/BSR Lecture presented in association with the British School at Rome

26 February 2019

ICS/BSR Lecture 'Paestum: what new excavations and scientific analysis tell us about a Greek city in Italy

Gabriel Zuchtriegel, Director of the Archaeological Park of Paestum

 

Open Lecture in Digital Humanities 'Digital Humanities Communities: Research background and new activities in EpiDoc and Pelagios'

11 February 2019

Ilia State University, Tbilisi, Georgia

Digital Humanities Communities: Research background and new activities in EpiDoc and Pelagios

Gabriel Bodard (ICS) and Valeria Vitale (ICS)

 

Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries

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

28 November 2018

Thessaloniki, a Metro-polis through the centuries

Polyxeni Adam-Veleni, Director General of Antiquities, Hellenic Ministry of Culture & Sports

 

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 2018

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)