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Department of Classics and Ancient History

News

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

(2 Jul 2015) » More about 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

(8 Feb 2015) » More about 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