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Medieval and Ancient Research Seminar (MARS), University of Sheffield - 07-21/10, 05-11-18/11, 02-09/12/2015, 02-16/03, 21-27/04, 04/05/2016, Sheffield (England)



MARS is a seminar series that brings together the wealth of research conducted on the ancient and medieval worlds within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. This year’s programme (2015-16) covers subjects from ancient Greece and Rome to medieval Europe, from Antigone in the First World War to intellectuals in the ninth century.


FECHA/DATE/DATA: 07-21/10, 05-11-18/11, 02-09/12/2015, 02-16/03, 21-27/04, 04/05/2016


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Humanities Research Instituto, University of Sheffield (Sheffield, England)




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Week 2 (7 October 2015)
Dirk Rohmann (History)
‘Fahrenheit AD 451: Christianity, Book-Burning and the Big Bang Theory in Late Antiquity’


Week 4 (21 October 2015)
Ranjan Sen (English Language & Linguistics)
‘The Talking Dead: Resurrecting the reasons for early Latin phonological change’


Week 6 (Thursday 5 November 2015)
With the Classical Association (Sheffield branch)
Christy Constantakopoulou (Birkbeck)
‘Having fun with inventories: female dedications in the sanctuary of Delos’


Week 7 (11 November 2015)
In association with the Society for Medieval Archaeology and the HRI Fellowship programme
Roger Wright (Liverpool)
‘Eighth-Century Mobility: Romance-speaking Berbers and their contribution to Old Spanish’


Week 8 (18 November 2015)
PhD research session
Philippa Read (French, Leeds)
‘Ancient female role models resurrected in First World War France: The case of Antigone’
Carrie Sawtell (Archaeology)
‘People and Places: Thinking about the Logistics of Commemoration in Classical Athens’


Week 10 (2 December 2015)
Máirín MacCarron (History)
‘Saint-making: medieval and modern’


Week 11 (9 December 2015)
Hartmut Leppin (Frankfurt)
‘The Roman Empire in John of Ephesus’ Historiography: A Syriac’s Perspective’


Week 2 (Tuesday 16 February 2016, 4.15pm, venue TBC)
MARS Extra, in association with the HRI Fellowship programme 
Stefan Esders (Berlin)
‘Late Roman law’


Week 2 (17 February 2016)

In association with the HRI Fellowship programme
Elena Isayev (Exeter)
‘No Migrants: Mobility in ancient Italy before borders’


Week 4 (2 March 2016)
PhD research session
Harry Mawdsley (History)
‘Exile in the post-Roman west’
Martin Huggon (Archaeology)
‘Christ’s Poor Men (and Women) in the English Medieval Hospital: Structures of Charity, Spaces of Health’


Week 6 (16 March 2016)
With the Hunter Archaeological Society 
Hector Orengo (Archaeology)
‘Landscapes of the past: new digital methods for their reconstruction and interpretation’


Week 8 (THURSDAY 21 April 2016 – Birkdale School)
With the  Classical Association and the Historical Association (Sheffield branches)
Greg Woolf (Institute of Classical Studies)
‘Were the ancient Romans really mostly illiterate?’


Week 9  (27 April 2016)
Tim Shephard (Music)
‘Stupid Midas’: Visualising Musical Judgement and Moral Judgement in Italy ca.1500’


Week 10 (4 May 2016)
Rachel Stone (KCL)
‘The Public Intellectual in the Carolingian World’



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