Guest lectures and seminars
In this lecture, Julia Bryan-Wilson (Columbia University) discusses how the question of embellishment and decor in recent art may change our conceptions of art history.
In this lecture, the Medical Humanities and the Environmental Humanities meet. Associate Professor Eben Kirksey from the Alfred Deakin Institute at Deakin University, Australia, will introduce us to the "virosphere".
David Grimaldi presents his thesis project for his Master's Degree in Ancient Greek.
Knut Olav Sandvik presents his thesis for the Master's Degree in Latin: "Iocosa Imago: Resonant Forms in Horace"
In this lecture, Larisa Dryansky (Sorbonne) discusses parallels between 1960s artistic investigations of the relation between image and object, materiality and illusion, and computer scientists’ simultaneous quest for building 3D images.
Paola d'Andrea: Ad usum Novae Romae: two vates for Fascist Italy
In this lecture, Hans-Joachim Hinrichsen (U. of Zürich) discusses the significance of rhythm as a design feature in Bruckner's and Schubert's symphonies.
Aske Damtoft Poulsen: All Roads Lead to Ruin: Teleology and counterfactuality in Sallust’s history of Rome
Ed Bispham: The Cult of Mefitis
Thea Selliaas Thorsen: Dating Corinna after Lobel, Page and West.
Matthew Kinloch: Narrative Hierarchies: Minor Characters in Byzantine and Medieval History Writing.
Ildar Garipzanov presents his ERC Advanced Grant project, MINiTEXTS – "Minuscule Texts: Marginalized Voices in Early Medieval Latin Culture (c. 700–c. 1000)".
Project website: Minuskule tekster
What happens when people bring their environmental complaints to a body gathered in the name of the world? In this lecture Cheryl Lousley, professor of English and Interdisciplinary Studies at Lakehead University, Canada, discusses the World Commission on Environment and Development's public hearings.
Knut Olav Sandvik (masterstudent i latin) fremstiller sin MA-avhandling «Metrical Limitations in Horace's Odes».
Dr Tyson Retz on the idea of progress in different conceptions of history.
Bowhead whales have been known to three groups along the Bering Strait over the past two centuries: Indigenous Yupik and Inupiaq whalers, capitalist commercial whalers, and communist industrial whalers. This talk explores how each of these groups imagined different normative relationships with whales and how these ideas shaped interactions between human hunters and whales, and the whales’ own adaptions.
Eirik Welo (førstelektor i gammelgresk) holder foredrag "Galen som attisist: lærdom, sjanger og publikum".
What kind of careful attention to the meaningful lives of other species does film making engender? What sort of perspectives may it open up and/or foreclose? In this talk, filmmaker Asgeir Helgestad and historian of science Ageliki Lefkaditou, draw on three of their documentary projects on climate change and biodiversity loss to discuss how filming may convey the complex relationships that such processes provoke and threaten.
Nicolò Bettegazzi will discuss the use of Latin at the Mostra Augustea della Romanità (1937/38), a subject related to his ongoing PhD thesis.
In this lecture, Benjamin Bratton (University of California, San Diego) will discuss the ethics of being an object and what the pandemic should tell us about the biological reality of society
Prof. Brent Nongbri will discuss the the early history of the codex and introduce us to his ongoing project EthiCodex.
Dr. Christopher Siwicki will discuss the treatment and perception of historic buildings in imperial Rome, which he also explored in his recent book Architectural Restoration and Heritage in Imperial Rome (OUP 2020).
Is it Time for a Global Constitutional Convention for the Young & Other Future Generations?