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Guest lectures and seminars


Time and place: Feb. 8, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Silvio Bär, member of the research group Novel and Epic, Ancient and Modern: Odyssey 5: A Narratological Analysis.

Time and place: Feb. 22, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Matthew Kinloch: Narrative Hierarchies: Minor Characters in Byzantine and Medieval History Writing.

Time and place: Mar. 8, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Thea Selliaas Thorsen: Dating Corinna after Lobel, Page and West.

Time and place: Mar. 22, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Ed Bispham: The Cult of Mephitis

Time and place: Mar. 29, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Aske Damtoft Poulsen: Roman Historiography.

Time and place: Apr. 26, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

Paola d'Andrea: Ad usum Novae Romae: two vates for Fascist Italy

Time and place: May 10, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 seminarom and Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik presents his thesis for the Master's Degree in Latin, «Metrical Limitations in Horace's Odes».

Time and place: May 24, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, GM 205 and/or via Zoom

David Grimaldi presents his thesis project for his Master's Degree in Ancient Greek.


Time and place: Jan. 25, 2022 4:15 PM6:00 PM, via Zoom

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

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Time and place: Nov. 23, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, seminarom 203 og Zoom

Knut Olav Sandvik (masterstudent i latin) fremstiller sin MA-avhandling «Metrical Limitations in Horace's Odes».

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Time and place: Nov. 12, 2021 12:00 PM1:00 PM, Georg Morgenstiernes hus, seminarrom 152

Dr Tyson Retz on the idea of progress in different conceptions of history.

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Eirik Welo (førstelektor i gammelgresk) holder foredrag "Galen som attisist: lærdom, sjanger og publikum".

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Time and place: Nov. 9, 2021 2:00 PM4:00 PM, Aud. 5, Eilert Sundts Hus, Blindern
Time and place: Oct. 26, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Nicolò Bettegazzi will discuss the use of Latin at the Mostra Augustea della Romanità (1937/38), a subject related to his ongoing PhD thesis.

Time and place: Oct. 15, 2021 7:00 PM9:00 PM, ON ZOOM

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

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Time and place: Oct. 12, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Prof. Brent Nongbri will discuss the the early history of the codex and introduce us to his ongoing project EthiCodex.

Time and place: Sep. 28, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

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).

Climate demonstrators holding a poster with the text: "Climate justice now". Photo.
Time and place: Sep. 27, 2021 4:00 PM5:30 PM, Zoom

Is it Time for a Global Constitutional Convention for the Young & Other Future Generations? 

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Time and place: Sep. 15, 2021 6:00 PM8:00 PM, ON ZOOM

In this combined lecture and film screening, architect and filmmaker Liam Young (Los Angeles) takes us on a science fiction safari through an imaginary city for the entire population of the earth.

Homer led by the genius of poetry
Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

Prof. Mark Janse will offer a rhetorical and cognitive-linguistic analysis of Agamemnon's speech at Iliad 2.110-141, based on an article recently published in Symbolae Osloenses.

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Time and place: Sep. 14, 2021 2:00 PM4:00 PM, The Norwegian Institute in Rome

Professor Brian Richardson (University of Leeds, UK) and Dr Ruth S. Noyes (National Museum of Denmark) will present on history of the circulation of texts and premodern migrations of sacral heritage.

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Time and place: Aug. 31, 2021 4:15 PM6:00 PM, Zoom

This semester's first Classics Seminar will be held by our Marie Skłodowska-Curie postdoctoral fellow Dr. Raf Van Rooy. He will speak about Ippolita Maria Sforza as a student of Greek in Early 1460s Milan.

Tony Sampson
Time and place: June 18, 2021 3:15 PM5:00 PM, ZOOM

In this lecture, Tony D. Sampson (University of East London) will focus on two trends in neuroculture that influence the production of radical aesthetic experiences.  

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Time: Apr. 20, 2021 6:00 PM

In Norsk kunsthistorie (1927), one of the first Norwegian Art History textbooks, a “statuette of a Lapp”, i.e., of a Sámi, is praised for its realism: its “sympathetic naturalness” makes it resemble an “ethnographic illustration.”

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Time: Apr. 7, 2021 6:00 PM

The histories and legacies of colonial projects have become a topic of increasing debate in the field of art over the last years, disturbing the long-standing tradition for colonial negligence in the Nordic countries.