"classics" blog posts

Roman Foundation According to Online Perceptions of MythRemus and Lupin and an animal

Roman Foundation According to Online Perceptions of Myth

Is it important to consider modern entertainment media when discussing contemporary receptions of ancient myth? Kristen Raymond discusses in this month's ACE & Creativity blog post!

Posted on: 31 January 2024

A Poem for the Ara Pacis AugustaeA classical monument in a museum

A Poem for the Ara Pacis Augustae

I have written a poem entitled “In front of the Ara Pacis” from the fictional perspective of a Roman citizen. It has been inspired by the topic of my Master's thesis: The Ara Pacis Augustae, a Roman honorary monument.

Posted on: 13 October 2023

Ancient Myths and the Limits and Liberties of Innovation Ancient Myths mosaic

Ancient Myths and the Limits and Liberties of Innovation

Victoria Doherty-Bone discusses how Greek myths continue to enchant writers and audiences yet also provide a certain limitation in terms of its content.

Posted on: 17 July 2023

Measuring the World Against the Body: Materialities and Meanings of Magnification and Miniaturization in Religious Communication in Antiquity and Modernity blue and black individual ancient statues. Some statues look Ancient Egyptian in style

Measuring the World Against the Body: Materialities and Meanings of Magnification and Miniaturization in Religious Communication in Antiquity and Modernity

At the end of February (24-26 Feb. 2021), four colleagues from ACE (Bruce Gibson, Georgia Petridou, Anthony Sinclair, and Alexei Zadorozhny) had the pleasure of collaborating with leading research experts from the Universities of Erfurt (Germany), Graz (Austria), and Aarhus (Denmark; the UrbNet project) at an international 3-day interdisciplinary conference entitled ‘Measuring the World against the Body: Materialities and Meanings of Magnification and Miniaturization in Religious Communication in Antiquity and Modernity’

Posted on: 26 March 2021

Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology students new to University of LiverpoolStudents in object handling session in The Garstang Museum of Archaeology

Welcome to Liverpool! 5 tips for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology students new to University of Liverpool

Welcome week runs from 28 September – 2 October 2020 and is set to be a little different this year, however there are still tons of events and tools that you can use to interact with the department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (ACE) and get to know the University of Liverpool as a new student. Here are 5 tips for ACE students during Welcome Week to help you get settled in and enjoying university life from week one.

Posted on: 26 September 2020

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 4)Archaeology BSc and MSc graduate Edward Clark

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 4)

In the fourth and final part of our series, we got in touch with Archaeology BSc and MSc graduate Edward Clark.

Posted on: 8 May 2020

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 3)Palaeoanthropology MSc and Evolutionary Anthropology PhD graduate Dr Shelley Farrar Stoakes

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 3)

In the third part of our series, we got in touch with Palaeoanthropology MSc and Evolutionary Anthropology PhD graduate, Dr Shelley Farrar Stoakes.

Posted on: 1 May 2020

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 2)Egyptology MA graduate Edward Lewis

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE (Week 2)

In the second part of our series, we got in touch with Egyptology MA graduate Edward Lewis, to hear about his career pathways from student at the University of Liverpool to Head of Programme at Jersey Overseas Aid.

Posted on: 24 April 2020

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACEArchaeology of Ancient Civilsiations BA graduate Aisling Serrant

After University: Graduate Pathways from ACE

We got in touch with some of our former students to ask how their degree from the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology helped them get to where they are today. Over the next few weeks, you’ll hear about the diverse and wide range of career pathways our graduates have taken.

Posted on: 17 April 2020

A selection of collections from your living roomGarstang Museum of Archaeology

A selection of collections from your living room

Sadly with the lockdown, it means getting out to see your favourite artefacts and collections in person is off limits. However, lots of institutions have a fantastic array of alternate ways to visit online, and access artefacts and collections digitally for free! We’ve put together a short list of online museum and collections, but there are plenty more out there to explore.

Posted on: 8 April 2020

Top Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Now

Top Podcasts You Should Listen to Right Now

Sometimes throwing a podcast into the mix can be a really beneficial tool when studying.

Posted on: 25 March 2020

Understanding gender and sexuality through Dionysus

Understanding gender and sexuality through Dionysus

Ancient History and International Politics and Policy student Kian Goodsell illustrates how the figure of Dionysus serves as an example of sexual and gender fluidity in the ancient world.

Posted on: 23 March 2020

The Ancestral Shape Hypothesis

The Ancestral Shape Hypothesis

Dr Kimberly Plomp, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Research Fellow in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, explores the ancestral source of a problem faced by many people today: back pain.

Posted on: 17 March 2020

Exploring The Archaeology and Topography of GreeceNiamh Banner at the Sanctuary of Artemis

Exploring The Archaeology and Topography of Greece

Niamh Banner (BA Classical Studies with Spanish) shares her experience at the British School at Athens on their Undergraduate Course: a three-week intensive course exploring ‘The Archaeology and Topography of Greece’ with lectures at dozens of sites, museums and even artefact handling sessions in the BSA fitch laboratory.

Posted on: 10 February 2020

Searching for a lost Medieval Manx Nunnery

Searching for a lost Medieval Manx Nunnery

The Isle of Man maintained only three monastic establishments during the later Middle Ages, one being a Nunnery on the edge of what is now the Island’s largest town, Douglas, where Harold Mytum and Rob Philpott have just completed an excavation on its possible site.

Posted on: 19 December 2019

Local Primary School Learns All Things Ancient History with IntoUni

Local Primary School Learns All Things Ancient History with IntoUni

Children from local schools in Anfield took part in a special week-long focus on Ancient History. Kristian Boote, PhD Student in Evolutionary Anthropology, provides an overview of the week.

Posted on: 16 December 2019

Alumni and Friends Fund for the ACE photogrammetry team — introducing this year’s projects

Alumni and Friends Fund for the ACE photogrammetry team — introducing this year’s projects

Ardern Hulme-Beaman, Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow with the department, shares the progress of the ACE photogrammetry team and their plans for the future.

Posted on: 11 December 2019

Brownies Dig the Dirt on Archaeology

Brownies Dig the Dirt on Archaeology

Our Archaeology students welcomed a local Brownie group to learn all things Archaeology for the Science Jamboree with Merseyside Scouts.

Posted on: 4 December 2019

Gallery: Professor Keith Dobney travels inland to further explore Chinese archaeology and culture

Gallery: Professor Keith Dobney travels inland to further explore Chinese archaeology and culture

After several weeks in Shanghai, spent writing, lecturing and discussing labs and potential projects, I headed northeast and inland to Xi’an where I visited colleagues in the large Department of Archaeology, School of Cultural Heritage, Conservation and Restoration at Northwest University.

Posted on: 28 November 2019

Mapping Jersey’s forgotten military past

Mapping Jersey’s forgotten military past

Jersey is well known for its World War 2 military remains that are scattered across the island, relics of the Nazi occupation. Many are tourist attractions, and both local inhabitants and visitors are well aware of this aspect of Jersey’s heritage. Much less well known, however, is that Jersey’s contribution to the British war effort in World War 1 included not only sending men and women to join the armed forces, but also housing German prisoners of war.

Posted on: 18 November 2019

Gallery: Professor Keith Dobney invited to Institute of Archaeological Science at Fudan, China

Gallery: Professor Keith Dobney invited to Institute of Archaeological Science at Fudan, China

I’m here for the whole of November at the kind invitation of my good friend and colleague (Professor Yuan Jing) who is the Director of a newly established Institute of Archaeological Science at Fudan. I’ll be giving some public lectures, meeting students and staff, attending lab meetings, doing some guest teaching and discussing new facilities, research collaborations and links with ACE.

Posted on: 14 November 2019

Bio: Sydney Hunter, Fulbright Scholar at the University of Liverpool

Bio: Sydney Hunter, Fulbright Scholar at the University of Liverpool

During the academic year 2019-20 we are very happy to welcome to the department Fulbright scholar Sydney Hunter, who is pursuing an MA in Archaeology. The prestigious Fulbright program allows the exchange of knowledge and cultural experiences between the United States and the other participating countries. It is a life-changing opportunity that helps build stronger career profiles, and provides students with new connections to other scholars in the field and access to different approaches to research.

Posted on: 12 November 2019

Achilles and Patroclus — more than friends?

Achilles and Patroclus — more than friends?

Charlotte Wylie (BA Classical Studies with Egyptology), Eleanor Fussell (BA Classical Studies) and Christian Shrier (BA Ancient History) ask whether there is more to the relationship between Achilles and Patroclus than meets the eye.

Posted on: 25 October 2019

SACE Digging Day at the Williamson Tunnels

SACE Digging Day at the Williamson Tunnels

Following their trip to the Williamson Tunnels Heritage Centre, Megan Clark discusses a successful day spent digging by the Society of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology.

Posted on: 17 October 2019

Before Egypt app launch — bringing the Garstang collection to life

Before Egypt app launch — bringing the Garstang collection to life

Dr Ardern Hulme-Beaman and the ACE photogrammetry team introduce the Before Egypt app — a new augmented reality app from the University of Liverpool's Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology created to bring objects from the Garstang Museum's collection to life.

Posted on: 9 October 2019

Introducing the 2019/20 Work in Progress seminar series

Introducing the 2019/20 Work in Progress seminar series

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.

Posted on: 2 October 2019

The crunch – and a time for dancing

The crunch – and a time for dancing

Larry Barham, Professor of African Archaeology at the University of Liverpool, is Principal Investigator of the AHRC-funded Deep Roots research project, which seeks to gain a greater understanding into the origins of human technology by excavating areas of interest in Zambia. Read an excerpt from his blog following an excavation that took place in the summer, and watch as an Early Stone Age artefact is uncovered at the site of Kalambo Falls.

Posted on: 30 September 2019

Q&A: The Society for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE)

Q&A: The Society for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE)

With Welcome Week now upon us, students may be looking to join societies and make new friends with similar interests. With this in mind we spoke with SACE, the Society for Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool, to find out what the society has to offer.

Posted on: 17 September 2019

Meet the Lecturer: Dr Frederick Jones ARBSA

Meet the Lecturer: Dr Frederick Jones ARBSA

Dr Frederick Jones is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. A specialist in Classic languages, Dr Jones is also an accomplished artist and is an Associate of the Royal Birmingham Society of Artists (RBSA). Find out how his work in Classics is intertwined with his art.

Posted on: 10 September 2019

Kindling the flames of knowledge Cryptography 1

Kindling the flames of knowledge

When I was a little girl, my mother used to take me to the local library every week after school to look at books and magazines, and pick up new reads for the weekend. It was in those early bookish explorations how I first became fascinated by the Ancient World, and particularly by Egypt and her mysterious hieroglyphic script. I remember specifically one special issue of National Geographic that was devoted entirely to Ancient Egypt, with a wealth of photographs and illustrations that transported me several millennia back into the past. This magazine kindled a spark that developed over the years into a burning passion for Egyptology, which would in the end become my chosen career path.

Posted on: 27 June 2019

Follow the live-blog from our visit to Changchun, China Normal University campus in China

Follow the live-blog from our visit to Changchun, China

Members of the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology are currently in Changchun, China, to set up exchange links with the Northeast Normal University's Institute for the History of Ancient Civilizations (IHAC). Follow the live-blog from the trip, updated by student Elissa Day.

Posted on: 25 June 2019

CLAH Seminars: Aspects of Reception

CLAH Seminars: Aspects of Reception

Liverpool’s Classics degree has a strong interest in reception – but what is ‘reception’? In this blogpost, I review four speakers in the Classics and Ancient History seminars who, in four very different ways, showcase some of the ways ‘reception’ can be understood.

Posted on: 13 May 2019

Classics and Ancient History seminars this semester: Sicily and rhetoric

Classics and Ancient History seminars this semester: Sicily and rhetoric

The Classics and Ancient History seminars this semester have got off to a great start, with the emergence of a surprise emphasis on Sicily in our first two seminars.

Posted on: 4 March 2019

End of an era: ACE’s Penycloddiau field school comes to a natural closePenycloddia Field School - Foundation Stone

End of an era: ACE’s Penycloddiau field school comes to a natural close

With the ACE field school now moved to Norton Priory, a small but perfectly-formed team completed the former field school site at the Penycloddiau Hillfort between 15 July - 11 August. The excavations worked to train eight students, in partnership with the Institute for Field Research (IFR Global), alongside onward employability training for recent graduates.

Posted on: 25 October 2018

Vandals and fragments: what to expect from our classics and ancient history seminarsFragments of ancient writing

Vandals and fragments: what to expect from our classics and ancient history seminars

Research Fellow, Ben Cartlidge, gives us the inside track on the varied themes covered in our Classics and Ancient History seminars at Liverpool - from ancient religion to music and poetry.

Posted on: 19 October 2018

New texts from an old site: discoveries from the September 2018 season at the Hatnub alabaster quarriesEntrance to Hatnub Quarry P

New texts from an old site: discoveries from the September 2018 season at the Hatnub alabaster quarries

Roland Enmarch is Senior Lecturer in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool and co-director of the Anglo-French Hatnub Survey / Mission de Hatnoub, along with Dr. Yannis Gourdon (IFAO). In this blog, Roland provides an overview of his visit to Hatnub, Egypt, examining the ancient inscriptions in the site's alabaster quarries.

Posted on: 9 October 2018

Georgia's Archaeological Adventures in AlaskaGeorgia Hetherington - Nunalleq

Georgia's Archaeological Adventures in Alaska

Georgia Hetherington, second-year BSc Archaeology student, recently had the trip of a lifetime during a three week excavation in Alaska. Read her blog and discover some of her amazing experiences.

Posted on: 24 September 2018

Mary Beard comes to Liverpool!

Mary Beard comes to Liverpool!

This summer, Prof Mary Beard came to Liverpool to give two lectures on the Meroë head of Augustus from the British Museum - which was temporarily on display at the Victoria Gallery & Museum on campus.

Posted on: 17 August 2018

University Archaeology Day and London Anthropology Day 2018University Archaeology Day and London Anthropology Day 2018 - Lego

University Archaeology Day and London Anthropology Day 2018

This year, the University of Liverpool's Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology was represented at the British Museum as part of University Archaeology Day 2018 and London Anthropology Day 2018.

Posted on: 10 August 2018

Five things to do in Merseyside for anyone interested in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology this summerACE society

Five things to do in Merseyside for anyone interested in Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology this summer

With summer now upon us, you might be looking for things to do in Merseyside before the start of the new term (trust us, this will come around very quickly!). While teaching may be over until September, there’s still plenty of things to do and see in the area that relate to Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology: from Neolithic monuments to Egyptian treasures…

Posted on: 7 June 2018

Studying the past for success in the future: tips and tricks to get the most out of your degreeACE staff and student group photo

Studying the past for success in the future: tips and tricks to get the most out of your degree

Finishing university is daunting, especially when you’re not 100% sure which path you wish to take through life. For this reason, as a third year Evolutionary Anthropology student, I am always looking for new ways to improve my CV and ‘stand out from the crowd’. I have found plenty of opportunities through our Department, and so I have compiled some of the most crucial which have dramatically improved my applications.

Posted on: 19 April 2018

Fall of Troy: the legend and the factsTroy

Fall of Troy: the legend and the facts

The legendary ancient city of Troy is very much in the limelight this year. A big budget co-production between the BBC and Netflix 'Troy: Fall of a City' recently launched, while Turkey designated 2018 the “Year of Troy” and plans a year of celebration, including the opening of a new museum on the presumed site.

Posted on: 6 March 2018

Spotlight: Covering Neolithic botany to human skeletal anatomy - meet four of our researchersDr Kimberly Plomp

Spotlight: Covering Neolithic botany to human skeletal anatomy - meet four of our researchers

This year we had a number of researchers land prestigious grants for their interesting and important work at ACE. Among these researchers, we have a few new postdocs who have written a brief introduction to the research they will be undertaking at ACE!

Posted on: 13 November 2017

Putting the ace in SACE: join the Society of Archaeology, Classics and EgyptologySACE outing at the Manchester Museum

Putting the ace in SACE: join the Society of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology

As a 1st year undergraduate at the University of Liverpool, both the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology, and the Society of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (SACE) have played an instrumental role in my life at the university so far.

Posted on: 6 September 2017

On this day in history: Julius Caesar assassinationJulius Caesar painting

On this day in history: Julius Caesar assassination

Our Roman history expert, Fred Hirt, looks back on this pivotal moment in ancient history and the unusual way he was first introduced to Shakespeare's version of events.

Posted on: 15 March 2017