Swansea Ancient World Seminars 2021-22: Facing Power

Swansea Ancient World Seminars 2021-22: Facing Power

Mondays 5pm UK time, on zoom

Facing Power

We are keeping to our tradition of choosing broad topics and to invite speakers to approach the central theme from all angles.

This year, our main theme deals with the question how interaction with power and the powerful is regulated, channelled, communicated and performed. We acknowledge that ‘power’ can be understood in many different ways, and our speakers are offering us very different ways of thinking about that topic.

Please join us on Mondays, 5pm UK time (GMT), at this zoom link:

Meeting ID: 970 8915 4536

Passcode: 093854

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This seminar series will continue through much of the academic year – watch this space for additions to this programme which will take us into spring 2022.

For now, here the first five seminars:

8th November: Mark Humphries (Swansea)

The Shadow of Constantinople: the new Rome and the Old from Constantine to Constans II


15th November (in association with OLCAP): Beatrice Pestarino  (University of Haifa)

‘Power elites and secret police in the classical Cypriot city-kingdoms’


22nd November: Mai Musie (Oxford)

‘The King and I: Political Power Games in the Ancient Novel’


29th November: Maria Pretzler (Swansea)

United against Persia? Spartans and Peloponnesians in the early fifth century


6th December  (in association with OLCAP): Erica Angliker (Institute of Classical Studies, London University)

Power, Religion and Natural Resources: Insights on the Cult of Apollo Delios on the Cyclades

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