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All seminars will take place on Zoom on Wednesdays (17-18:30), and the links will be made available on the CAHA Seminars’ Canvas page on the date of the session.

Please get in touch with Dr Theodora Hadjimichael ( for queries and to register your interest. Members of staff and students of the University of Birmingham may also be added to the CAHA Seminar’s Canvas page. 

  • 10 February, 17:00-18.30

Leire Olabarria (Birmingham): The Power of Convention: A Middle Kingdom Group Statuette in Context

  • 24 February, 17:00-18:30

Sophie Démare-Lafont (Paris 2): State Concept and State Experience in the Ancient Near East

  • 10 March, 17:00-18.30

Efrossini Spentzou (Royal Holloway): Becoming-Eurydice in 21st century rock opera.

  • 24 March, 17:00-18.30

Ellen McAdam (BMT): Prehistoric Mesopotamian figurines - first attempts at archaeological context.

  • 21 April, 17:00-18:30

Peter Guest (Birmingham): The Ending of Roman Britain: new thinking on an old conundrum

  • 28 April, 17:00-18:30

Theodora Hadjimichael (Birmingham): Plato and Lyric Memory

  • 5 May, 17:00-18:30

Bisserka Gaydarska and John Chapman (both Durham): Early urbanism in Europe?: the case of the Ukrainian Trypillia megasites