Past events - Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology


26th October - The Archaeology of Colours: New Research on the Polychromy of Greek Painting and Sculpture

20th October - Network for Oratory and Politics launch

19th October - BRIHC: Thinking through 'loss'

18th October - The materiality of writing in 3rd millennium BCE Mesopotamia

13th October - How Norman and how Byzantine is the Martorana in Palermo? S. Maria dell'Ammiraglio in Palermo reconsidered

12th October - "Mixing Colours": Native Tradition and Roman Power in South Italian Funerary Painting

6th October - Travellers' Tales

6th October - Why I am fed up with the Sophoclean Hero

5th October - Oratory and Political Career in the Late Roman Republic: the case of Pompeius Magnus

28th September - One step too low: A reinterpretation of the Procession Fresco at Knossos

23rd-24th September - Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination

22nd September - Film screening: The Mummy (1932)

29th July - Classics and Feminist Pedagogy: Practical Tips For Teaching

4th-8th July - Birmingham and Midlands School Classics Hub Summer School 2016

18th June - Ovid's garden party

4th June - Redefining the Margins: Seeing the Unseen in the Eastern Mediterranean

4th May - CAHA Colloquium 2016

31st March-4th April - Inheriting the City

23rd March - Fear, honour and profit? Revisiting the 'Balance Sheet' of Greek imperialism

16th March - The port-city of Delos and its commercial cityscape

9th March - His native home deep imag'd in his soul': Reimagining Nostos

3rd March - From Mudros To Lausanne: British Policy In The Near East, Greece And Turkey, 1918-23

24th February - Royal City of Sais and its Antecedents

10th February - Middle Kingdom ritual reflected in writing. A case-study from Asyut

4th February - The Human Rights Record Of The Greek "Colonels" (1967-74), The Anti-Torture Campaign, And The Rise Of Global Standards

2nd February - The King-Priest Quarrel in the Ādiparvan (Mahābhārata 1) and the Iliad (Bk 1)

28th January - Engonopoulos And Pindar: The Poetics And Politics Of Praise

27th January - Everyman's Automaton? Who was the audience of Hero of Alexandria's treatise "On Making Automata"?


10th December - Performability, Laments And The Christos Paschon

3rd December - Constantinople, Cairo Or Alexandria? Latin Merchants And Papal Trade Exemptions In The Late Medieval Mediterranean

26th November - Persons, Practices And Things In Circulation Between Byzantium And The British Isles In The Viking Age

19th November - 'What's In A Name?' Sculptors And Workships In Eleventh-Century Greece

12th November - Lessons From A New History Of Byzantium, 955-1097 AD

29th October - On The Spot: The Appanage In Palaiologan Politics

22nd October - Nicholas Mesarites: A Man For All Seasons

20th October - 'The Urban Splash Story' - Tom Bloxham MBE, Urban Splash

15th October - Women Of The Komnenian House Under Manuel I, As Seen In The Poems Of Mangeneios Prodromos

1st October - Representing Roman imperial women: family resemblance among the Julio-Claudians

26th July-23rd August - Byzantine Greek Summer School 2015

30th May - CBOMGS 16th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium

23rd May - Greece in Crisis: Culture and the Politics of Austerity

26th March - CBOMGS seminar: The Photian schism (858-880): towards a cultural history

25th March - Writing in the Mansion of Gold: Inscriptions from the Egyptian alabaster quarries at Hatnub

12th March - CBOMGS seminar: The Saga of ancient statues in medieval Constantinople

11th March - Identities in the Roman Empire: Discrepancy and Heterogeneity in Provincial Societies

5th March - Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen: 'Agamemnon' and 'Of Mycenae and Men'

26th February - CBOMGS seminar: From Theophanes to Psellos: transformations of Byzantine historiography

26th February - Greek Tragedy on the Small Screen: 'King Oedipus' and 'Oedipus the King'

25th February - Herodotus' travels in Britain (and beyond)

23rd February - Inaugural Lecture: Professor Simon Esmonde-Cleary

5th February - CBOMGS seminar: Refashioning a maritime past in the Eastern Mediterranean

4th February - Archaic Greek society, politics and slavery: assumptions and evidence

29th January - CBOMGS seminar: Friends, colleagues and grand vezirs: the Ottoman art of letter-writing

29th January - Birmingham and Midlands Classical Association New Year Lecture

28th January - Lycurgus in Leaflets and Lectures: The Weiße Rose and Classics at Munich University 1941-45

22nd January - CBOMGS seminar: Byron's Greece 1809-1824

15th January - CBOMGS seminar: The Christianization of Crete and the Peloponnese in the Late Antique period

14th January - Classical Sparta: An Exceptional Domination of State over Society?