Work-in-progress seminar series

Parallel to the research seminars related to Late Antiquity run by the different schools collaborating with our Centre (listed on the main events page), the work-in-progress seminar series is an informal opportunity to discuss work-in-progress amongst experienced and early-career researchers and doctoral students from St Andrews and beyond. All are welcome.   If you have any queries, please email Carlos Machado ([email protected]).


Week 7 – 31 October (Wednesday), 3pm
Jenny Messenger (St Andrews), Labyrinths of Analogy: Suzanne Lilar (1901-1992) and Neoplatonism.

Week 8 – 9 November (Friday), 4pm
Elisa Merisio (Rome, La Sapienza): The metrical funerary inscriptions from Phrygia under the Roman Empire: Greek paideia and local identity.

Week 10 – 23 November (Friday), 4pm
Lucy Grig (Edinburgh), Lived religion as popular culture in Late Antiquity.

Week 11 – 28 November (Wednesday), 2pm
Anna Lefteratou (Heidelberg): Maria’s Lament in the Homeric Centos, an early Marian Threnos.


23 February (Friday), 4pm – School of Classics, S11
Gianfranco Agosti (La Sapienza, Rome) – ‘Everyday poetry in Late Antiquity. Greek verse inscriptions and classical paideia

16 March (Friday), 4pm – School of Classics, S11
Arianna Gullo (Durham) – ‘Late antique epigrams as historical sources? A case study from the age of Justinian’

4 April (Wednesday), 2pm – School of Classics, S11
James Palmer (St Andrews) – ‘Science and belief in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages’

11 April (Wednesday), 2pm – School of Classics, S11 CANCELLED!
Jenny Messenger (St Andrews) – ‘The underlying order: Kathleen Raine and Neoplatonism’

This session had to be cancelled, and it will be rescheduled for next semester. Apologies for the short notice.

27 April (Friday), 4pm – School of Classics, S11
David Moffitt (St Andrews) – ‘Visual exegesis of the Epistle to the Hebrews in San Vitale, Ravenna’


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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