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The Early Career Seminar - 09, 30/10, 13/11, 04/12 (2015), 15/01, 05, 26/02, 18/03 (2016), London (E

Early Career Seminar, the national seminar for early career researchers in all aspects of Classical Studies. The seminar provides a friendly environment in which speakers are able to talk about their new projects and ongoing research, take part in stimulating discussion of their paper, and benefit from the opportunity of meeting and interacting with a community of other researchers. The seminar also provides a forum in which early career researchers can meet regularly and network. Priority for speakers is given to those who are not in permanent employment. Those who are on teaching only contracts (for who there may be little funding for attending conferences) are particularly encouraged to apply, as are those who are in research postdoctoral positions. However, all those who are within five years of completing their PhD are extremely welcome to apply to speak. The seminar is open to all, whether established staff or students, as well as all who might be ‘in between’!

Speakers give a paper of about 45 minutes’ duration, dealing with any subject connected with the ancient world (broadly defined), the reception of antiquity, or classical scholarship. They have the opportunity to receive questions, moderated by the joint chairs, from an audience of researchers, mainly, but not exclusively, from the London area, and to continue the discussion over cake afterwards.

FECHA/DATE/DATA: 09, 30/10, 13/11, 04/12 (2015), 15/01, 05, 26/02, 18/03 (2016)

LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Senate House, Institute of Classical Studies (London, England)

ORGANIZADOR/ORGANIZER/ORGANIZZATORE: Institute of Classic Studies, University of London.

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9th October: Jan Haywood, Character and Motivation in Aeschylus’Persae (room 243)

30th October: Guido Petruccioli, Collecting and Trading Antiquities in early modern Italy (room 243)

13th November: Michael Hanaghan, Narrative Time in Three Epistles of Sidonius Apollinaris (NB: room 234)

4th December: Alessandro Poggio, Dynasts in Action. Art and Society in the Eastern Mediterranean under Persian Rule (room 243)

15th January: Myrthe Bartels, Why is Aristotle’s ‘political friendship’ friendship? (working title) (NB: room 234)

5th February: Lars Heinze, The late success of early Hellenism: some observations based on the pottery from Priene (room 243)

26th February: Almut Fries, Strangers in the Night: Indo-European Perspectives on Iliad 10 and the Rhesus Attributed to Euripides (room 243)

18th March: Ellie Mackin, ‘Is That a Hydra?!?’: Classical Monsters in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic (room 243)

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