Prizewinning Durham Students! Here is a list of students who were awarded prizes for their excellent work in 2015-16. Perhaps next year *your* name might be on the list!
(6 Oct 2016) » More about Student successes
Congratulations and farewell to Dr Peter Fane-Saunders
Congratulations and farewell to our post-doctoral fellow Dr Peter Fane-Saunders who has left us to take up a position in the Department of History of Art at Birkbeck (University of London).
(5 Oct 2016)
Dr Matthew Duncombe moves to Nottingham
Many congratulations to our post-doctoral fellow Dr Matthew Duncombe who has been appointed to a permanent position in the Department of Philosophy at the University of Nottingham. Matthew will spend one year there as a British Academy Fellow, working on his project entitled 'Relativity in Ancient Philosophy', and then from 2017 he will be in post as an Assistant Professor.
(5 Oct 2016)
New academic staff arrive in the department
A very warm welcome to our new colleagues who have now arrived and are busy preparing for the start of term. They are Dr Christopher Burden-Strevens who joins us from Glasgow, Dr Jennifer Hilder who has come up from KCL, Dr Rebecca Usherwood from Nottingham, Dr Christopher Farrell from Exeter, Dr Benjamin Harriman from Cambridge, and Dr Robin Nadeau from Exeter. We are also welcoming back this year Dr Nick Freer. We are so glad to have you all here and we are looking forward to getting to know you better over the coming year.
(5 Oct 2016)
Welcome to our three new post-doctoral fellows
We are delighted to welcome into residence our new post-doctoral fellows! They are Dr Arianna Gullo, a Newton International Fellow from Pisa, Dr Nathan Gilbert, a COFUND Junior Research Fellow from Toronto, and Dr Anthony Hooper, a COFUND Junior Research Fellow from Sydney. They join our other post-doctoral fellows still in situ, Dr Monica Hellstrom and Dr Ugo Zilioli. We hope you will enjoy your time in Durham and we look forward very much to working with you!
(5 Oct 2016)
Nicolò Benzi appointed at UCL
Congratulations to Nicolò Benzi (PhD 2016), who has accepted a one-year teaching fellowship in ancient philosophy at the Department of Greek & Latin, University College London. Nicolò was previously a Newman Fellow at the Plato Centre, Trinity College Dublin (2015-16).
(25 Sep 2016)
Newton International Fellowship success
We are delighted that we will be welcoming Dr Arianna Gullo here in October, with a prestigious Newton International Fellowship -- a highly competitive post-doctoral award backed by the British Academy and Royal Society. Dr Gullo, whose application here was sponsored by Andrej Petrovic before his move to a post in the US, comes to us from Pisa, and will be working on a 6th-century AD epigrammist, Julian the Egyptian.
(22 Sep 2016)
Dr Paola Bassino moves to Winchester
Paola Bassino, who gained her PhD at Durham in 2013, is moving from a one-year lectureship at Exeter to a permanent post at the University of Winchester. Congratulations to her!
(22 Jul 2016)
Visiting Scholar Fellowship for student Barnaby Chesterton
Barnaby Chesterton, who is finishing his PhD on ‘Constructions of Authorial Personae in Early Hellenistic Poetry’ under the supervision of Dr Ivana Petrovic, has won a Visiting Scholar Fellowship for Spring 2017 at the Texas Tech Humanities Center. Congratulations to him!
(6 Jul 2016)
Congratulations to Dr Thorsten Fögen, who has been selected as a Fellow of the Morphomata Centre for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at the University of Cologne for 2016/17; and to Dr Phillip Horky, who has a Fellowship at the National Humanities Center in North Carolina during Michaelmas 2016.
(31 May 2016)
The Guardian University League Tables 2017
We have risen to third (from fourth last year) in the Guardian University League tables for 2017 -- our best perfomance to date in the Gaurdian, which puts more weight on student exerience (relative to research excellence) than the other tables.
(23 May 2016)
2017 Complete University Guide
Durham Classics has move up from fourth to second place in the latest UK league table - the 2017 Complete University Guide.
(25 Apr 2016)
Durham wins bid for TRAC2017
In a tight vote, a joint Archaeology and Classics team beat out Southampton and Edinburgh to be hosts for TRAC2017, the Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference. Congratulations to the pitch team, PhD students Fabio Luci from Classics and Emily Hanscam from Archaeology; and to all the others who worked on the bid.
(20 Mar 2016) » More about Durham wins bid for TRAC2017
Oliver Stone event
You can read about Oliver Stone's visit to Durham on 10th March, and his engagement with members of the Classics Department, here: https://www.dur.ac.uk/ias/events/other/oliverstone/Congratulations to all involved, especially Ivana Petrovic!
(11 Mar 2016)
Congratulations to Nicolò Benzi, who passed his PhD viva today. His thesis, written under the primary supervision of Phil, was called 'Philosophy in Verse: Competition and Early Greek Philosophical Thought.
(11 Mar 2016)
Classics For All funding for Living Poets
Francesca Richards and Barbara Graziosi have just won a grant from Classics for All to develop teaching materials for Primary Schools related to the Living Poets project, and help inroduce ancient authors and their works to local children.
Find out more about the Living Poets project here.
(6 Mar 2016)
BA Small Research Grant Success
Three awards, of £5,000-8,000, have been made to members of the Department by the British Academy to fund research projects: congratulations to Dr. James Corke-Webster (Constructed Sainthood: Test Cases for a Literary Approach to Hagiography); Dr Amy Russell (The social dynamics of image-making and ideology formation in the Roman empire); and Dr Kathryn Stevens ('Bond of heaven and earth': celestial-terrestrial relations in Late Babylonian scholarship)!
(2 Mar 2016)
BA Skills Innovator Award for Peter Heslin
Congratulations to Peter Heslin, who has won a British Academy Skills Innovator Award to help in the development of software which will enable users to use morphological and lexcial tools on any online text in Greek and Latin. Like Peter's 'Diogenes' software, this important work has the potential to make a huge array of texts available to a much wider range of users than before.
(26 Feb 2016)
Acclaim for Peter Heslin
Peter Heslin's book, The Museum of Augustus, has received an Honorable Mention in the Classics category of the prestigious PROSE Awards, administered by the the Professional and Scholarly Publishing division of the Association of American Publishers): https://proseawards.com/winners/2016-award-winners/
(17 Feb 2016)
International recognition for Matt Duncombe
Congratulations to Matt Duncombe, who has received honourable mention in the International Plato Society prize for the best PhD dissertation on Plato:
(17 Feb 2016)
Two new JRFs
Dr Nathan Gilbert (Toronto) and Dr Anthony Hooper (Sydney) have both won 3-year Junior Research Fellowships to work in the Department on their projects on Roman philosophical identity, and Plato's views of immortality (respectively).
(13 Feb 2016) » More about Two new JRFs
Luke Evans successfully defends thesis
Luke Evans has successfully defended his thesis, 'Recipe for Love: A Semiotic Analysis of the Tools in the Erotic Magical Papyri', subject to minor corrections. Many congratulations Luke!
(11 Jan 2016)
Barbara Graziosi wins impact grant
Barbara Graziosi has been awarded funding from the AHRC Cultural Engagement Fund. The award (ca £20k) will enable Francesca Richards, who has just completed her doctorate on versions of the Odyssey for children, to collaborate with the theatre company Changeling Productions and with local primary schools to develop workshops and teaching materials. These will use Living Poets research to introduce famous Greek authors and their works to young children.
(10 Dec 2015)
Francesca Richards' successful thesis defence
Francesca Richards has successfully defended her thesis, 'Dangerous Creatures’: Children’s adaptations of Homer’s Odyssey in English 1699-2013', subject to minor corrections. Many congratulations Francesca!
(9 Dec 2015)
New publication on space and politics in Republican Rome
Dr. Amy Russell's first monograph, The Politics of Public Space in Republican Rome, has just come out with Cambridge University Press. Get your copy here!
(9 Dec 2015)
David Lewis appointed at Nottingham
Dr. David Lewis, who received his PhD from the department, has been appointed to a non-fixed lectureship in the Department of Classics at the University of Nottingham. Congratulations David!
(19 Nov 2015)
Tristan Herzogenrath-Amelung has MA thesis accepted for publication
Tristan Herzogenrath-Amelung has just had a revised version of his Durham MA thesis accepted to be published as an article in the journal Historia, entitled 'Social status and combat reality of Classical Greek epibatai'. Congratulations Tristan!
(17 Nov 2015)
Exciting new publication on the ancient Greek economy
Prof. Edward Harris (Emeritus Professor), Dr. Mark Woolmer (current department member ) and Dr. David Lewis (department alumnus) have co-edited the volume The Ancient Greek Economy: Markets, Households and City States, just out with Cambridge University Press. Details can be found here).
(12 Nov 2015)
Amy Russell awarded 2-year AHRC Leadership Fellowship
Dr. Amy Russell has been awarded a prestigious 2-year AHRC Leadership Fellowship for her exciting new project “Senatorial Monuments: a new approach to the social dynamics of ideology formation in the Roman empire”.
(26 Oct 2015) » More about Amy Russell awarded 2-year AHRC Leadership Fellowship
Catherine Goode successfully defends her PhD
Catherine Goode has successfully defended her PhD. Congratulations Catherine!
(26 Oct 2015)
Durham alumnus Mirko Canevaro awarded the Philip Leverhulme Prize
Mirko Canevaro, who studied for his PhD in the Classics and Ancient History Department at Durham, has been awarded the prestigious Philip Leverhulme Prize, one of five Classicists in the UK to receive the award. Congratulations Mirko!
(26 Oct 2015)
Leonid Zhmud awarded Senior Research Fellowship at Durham
Nicolò Benzi awarded the Newman Fellowship
(23 Jun 2015) » More about Nicolò Benzi awarded the Newman Fellowship
Fellowship Success for Dr Ugo Zilioli
(28 Apr 2015) » More about Fellowship Success for Dr Ugo Zilioli
'On Seeing the Author' Exhibition Opens
(8 Feb 2015) » More about 'On Seeing the Author' Exhibition Opens
Prof. Peter Rhodes awarded Durham's Chancellor's Medal
Andrej Petrovic wins Humboldt Fellowship
The Department is delighted to announce that Dr Andrej Petrovic has been awarded a prestigious Humboldt Foundation Research Fellowship for Experienced Researchers.
(20 Oct 2014) » More about Andrej Petrovic