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Durham University

Centre for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean and the Near East

The Thomas Wiedemann Memorial Fund

Thomas Wiedemann, Professor of Latin at the University of Nottingham from 1995 to 2001, died on 28 June 2001, aged fifty-one. Generations of students at Bristol and Nottingham were inspired by his teaching, and he had a huge influence on the study of the ancient world through both his writings and his many friendships. A memorial fund has been established in memory of Professor Wiedemann for the support of postgraduate study of the ancient world at UK universities. The trustees of the fund are Prof. Stephen Hodkinson (Nottingham, Chair), Prof. Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck), Prof. Esther Eidinow (Bristol), Prof. Christopher Rowe (Durham), and Prof. Alan Sommerstein (Nottingham). Donations to the fund continue to be welcome: click here for further information and a donation form.

Grants from the Fund are available to assist with the costs of visits to universities, libraries, or museums in the UK, related to actual or planned research activities. Any student currently enrolled for a taught or research postgraduate course related to the ancient Greek or Roman world at any university in the UK is eligible to apply. Visiting graduate students with a formal attachment to a UK department may also apply for assistance with their research activities in the UK. Grants will be made mainly for the costs of travel, though assistance may also be given with accommodation and subsistence costs. It is expected that applicants will normally also seek a contribution to their costs from their own institution, and that in normal circumstances the home institution will aim to match the Fund's contribution, or at least to share part of the costs. The trustees are particularly keen to support attendance by individuals or groups at seminars or conferences. However, grants for attendance at the Classical Association Annual Conference, the Triennial Meeting of the Hellenic & Roman Societies, or at the Annual Meetings of Postgraduates in Ancient History (AMPAH) and in Ancient Literature (AMPAL) will be made only in exceptional cases. Applicants are reminded of the existence of several other more specific funds which may be more appropriate, such as the SPHS's Dover Fund.

Applications for grants should be made by completing and submitting the online form, normally at least one month before the intended date of travel.

Awards will not be made for travel to countries other than the UK. Individuals will not normally be eligible for grants totalling more than £100 in any 12 month period.