Upper House Seminar

Vasif Sahoglu, “New Evidence for Thera Eruption Tsunamis at Çeşme – Bağlararası in western Anatolia”

Vasif Sahoglu (Ankara University), "New Evidence for Thera Eruption Tsunamis at Çeşme - Bağlararası in western Anatolia" Abstract Disasters, whether natural or anthropogenic, can be drivers of landscape and cultural change. The Late Bronze Age Thera eruption was one of the largest natural disasters witnessed in human history. Its impact, consequences, and timing, has dominated […]

Antonis Kalogeropoulos, “Digital News Consumption in Greece”

Dr Antonis Kalogeropoulos (University of Liverpool), "Digital News Consumption in Greece" Abstract Greece is a global outlier in digital news consumption. Trust in legacy news organizations is very low while Greeks online rely heavily on alternative sources like social media for their news. Dr Kalogeropoulos will present qualitative and quantitative data that address how Greeks […]

Lyndsay Coo, “New approaches to sisterhood in Greek tragedy”

Lyndsay Coo (University of Bristol / BSA Visiting Fellow), "New approaches to sisterhood in Greek tragedy" Abstract: Greek tragedy contains numerous scenarios where the relationship between sisters is implicated in political action: these include the Danaids in Aeschylus’ Suppliant Women, Antigone and Ismene in Sophocles’ Antigone, and the Erechtheids in Euripides’ Erechtheus, to name just a few. However, many […]

Michael Llewellyn Smith, “A.A. Pallis, from Greek abroad to Greek in Greece”

Sir Michael Llewellyn Smith, "A.A. Pallis, from Greek abroad to Greek in Greece" Abstract The talk will introduce the life and work of A.A. Pallis, son of the Alexander Pallis whose translation of the Gospels caused such scandal. A.A. Pallis described himself as a Ξενιτεμενος Ελληνας. His work carried him from Manchester and Liverpool to […]

Nefeli Pirée Iliou, “In Search of the Greek and Roman agricultural economies in Epirus during the early Imperial period”

Image:"In the vicinity of the fortified farm at Malathrea, southwestern modern-day Albania (Investigated by the Albanian Institute of Archaeology)". Nefeli Pirée Iliou, "In Search of the Greek and Roman agricultural economies in Epirus during the early Imperial period" Abstract In the ancient world different farms and country houses existed. Some have held the spotlight, like […]

Doug Forsyth, “Social Strategies for Dealing with Scarce Precipitation; Examples from the Iron Age Cyclades”

Doug Forsyth (University of St. Andrews), "Social Strategies for Dealing with Scarce Precipitation; Examples from the Iron Age Cyclades" Abstract This presentation will explore some of the ways in which past human societies have dealt with living in areas of scarce or low precipitation. The examination will focus primarily on archaeological evidence from the Iron […]