Introducing the 2019/20 Work in Progress seminar series
Posted on: 2 October 2019 in 2019 posts
The Work in Progress seminar series is a weekly selection of papers presented by postgraduate researchers to an audience of specialists and non-specialists alike.
Taking papers from all over the world and from a varied range of topics, the Work in Progress seminars series always offers something for everyone with an interest in the ancient world.
The seminars provide an insight into the cutting edge research taking place at the University of Liverpool, with all the papers coming from early career scholars and often showing the future of research in Archaeology, Classics, Egyptology and related disciplines.
The presentations last around 20-30 minutes, and are followed by an open discussion between the speaker and audience members. The discussion often allows speakers to be challenged on their thinking in a way that helps create a more rounded piece of research. However, attendees are welcome to simply sit back and listen to the wide variety of cross-disciplinary perspectives offered.
Open to all, the Work in Progress seminar series is a great place to discover what is happening in the world of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology.
The Work in Progress schedule for the first semester is as follows:
- Thursday 3 October - The Iconography and Identity of Paddle Dolls: Gaudy or Godly? (Megan Clark, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 17 October - The Dark Side of the Buffoon: The Tyranny of Lucan’s Pompey (Elaine Sanderson, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 24 October - Composite Figures in Egyptian Art: Modelling Relationships between Selected Religious Compositions (Jordan Miller, University of Oxford)
- Thursday 31 October - Dead like a Woman: The Beautiful Death of the Sacrificial Virgin in Euripides' Iphigenia at Aulis and the Children of Heracles (Cristiana Lucidi, University of Roehampton)*
- Thursday 7 November - Weighing up Pondus: Numismatic Evidence in Livy XXXIV (Daniel Lowes, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 14 November - Ancient Italic Groups: Self-Identification and Group Interaction Over Time (Daryn Beaugh, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 21 November - Claiming Seleucid Origins in the Seventh Century AD: The Case of Edessa in Northern Mesopotamia (Chiara Grigolin, Università degli Studi di Padova)**
- Thursday 28 November - The History of the Egyptian Language and the Creation of Linguistic Patterns (Rachael Cornwell, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 5 December - Pellet Mould Technology of the Late Pre-Roman Iron Age in Britain and the Near Continent (Jack Morley-Stone, University of Liverpool)
- Thursday 12 December - The Cosmic Soul and the Demiurgic Function in Plutarch's IV Platonica Quaestio (Carlo Delle Donne, Sapienza-Università di Roma)
Seminars take place 1pm - 2pm in the Arthur West Room (8-14 Abercromby Square) unless marked with an asterisk.
* Venue: School Meeting Room, 8-14 Abercromby Square
** Venue: HSS Faculty Meeting Room, 1-7 Abercromby Square
Study in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool