Work-in-progress seminar

Work-in-Progess Seminar Series


All seminars take place on Wednesdays from 2.30-4.00pm in S11 (School of Classics, Swallowgate Building), unless otherwise stated below.

This seminar series is an informal opportunity to discuss work-in-progress amongst experienced and early-career researchers and doctoral students. All are welcome.   If you have any queries or require any further information, please contact Crystal Addey ( or Caroline Belanger (

Previous seminars

9th November 2016
1.30-3.00pm in S4 (ground floor, Swallowgate)
Bethany Parsons (Edinburgh)
Philosophy and Commentary: Evaluating Simplicius on the Presocratics

25th January 2017
Dr Alex Woolf (Medieval History, University of St Andrews)
Britain before Augustine: Writing a history for a period without sources

8th February 2017
Dr Antti Lampinen (Classics, University of St Andrews)
The Theme of ‘Barbarian Wise Men’ in Late Antiquity

22nd February 2017
Sarah Greer (Medieval History, University of St Andrews)
Care of the kingdom: the problems and possibilities for political rule by non-queenly women

8th March 2017
(Venue: Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street)
Dr Crystal Addey (Classics, University of St Andrews)
Divine Power, Immanence and Transcendence in Plotinus, Porphyry and Iamblichus

29th March 2017
(Please note the time of this seminar: 4.00-5.30pm; Venue: S11)
Professor John Finamore (Classics, University of Iowa)
The Soul’s Place in the Iamblichean Hierarchy

5th April 2017
(Venue: Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street)
Ian David Morris (Medieval History, University of Amsterdam)
Who ‘Arabised’ the Late Antique State?

12th April 2017
Caroline Belanger (Classics, University of St Andrews)
Magnitude through Minutiae: Creative Imitation in Late Antique Geographical Literature

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