We continue with our online seminars on the theme of ‘Facing Power’ this Spring semester. Please join us on Mondays, 5pm UK time (Greenwich Mean Time until British Summer Time starts on 27 March 2022), at this Zoom link: https://swanseauniversity.zoom.us/j/92787863413?pwd=T25tVkhUWTFEY2JYa3liTVFvb1JjQT09. Meeting ID is 970 8915 4536, Passcode 093854.

To receive updates and weekly reminders, please join our mailing list by sending an email to ancientworldswanseaseminar@gmail.com. The programme:

7 Feb Yvona Trnka-Amrhein (University of Colorado, Boulder) in tandem with KYKNOS: ‘A Lovers’ Quarrel from Oxyrhynchus: More of Lollianos’ Phoinikika or a New Novel?’

Please note: due to the UCU Strike Action, our previously advertised seminars on Monday 14, Tuesday 15, Monday 21, and Monday 28 February have been postponed. We shall resume on 7th March.

14 Feb Tomás Irish (Swansea University): “‘Unusual experiences both in Russia and the Near East’: Thomas Whittemore between Archaeology and Humanitarianism, c.1914-1926’

Tues 15 Feb 3pm Anne Austin (University of Missouri-St Louis) in tandem with OLCAP: ‘Revealing the Practice of Tattooing in Ancient Egypt’

21 Feb Christelle Fischer-Bovet (University of Southern California) in tandem with OLCAP: ‘The Power of Statues: Constructing Imperial Narratives under the Ptolemies’

28 Feb Emily Allen-Hornblower and Nafeesah Goldsmith (Rutgers University) on Classics and prison education: Title TBA (see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oNMucB3YxiQhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r1AmlxnweFE)

7 Mar Jessica Peritz (Yale University): ‘Weeping Juba: Race, Empire, and Sentimentality in Eighteenth-century Stagings of Cato and Caesar’s African War’

14 Mar Kelly Nguyen (Stanford University): ‘(Un)weaving Feminine Myths: Lý Thu Hô, the Tale of Kieu and the Odyssey

21 Mar Sanjaya Thakur (Colorado College): ‘Double Standards: The Limits and Realities of ‘Free’ Speech in Ovid, Tristia 2’

28 Mar Caitlin Gillespie (Brandeis University): ‘Vltra Feminam Ferox: Women, Gender, and Power in the Year of the Four Emperors’

4 Apr Emma Nicholson (University of Exeter): ‘The Death of the “Great Man” in the 2nd Century BC: Polybios and the Decline of the Monarch’

And stay tuned for details about the UK Classical Association Annual Conference in Swansea, 8-11 April 2022!