Classics News

26 May 2015: Code-switching in the medieval classroom

Prof. Michael Clarke will present on "Language and identity in manuscript colophons" at an international conference, Code-switching in the Medieval Classroom, to be held in Utrecht on 29 May 2015.

29 Apr 2015: Manuscripts Between Languages workshop

Prof. Michael Clarke is co-organiser of a special "Manuscripts Between Languages" workshop to be hosted in Cambridge over 7–8 May 2015. The workshop will bring together specialists in Latin, Greek, Celtic, Germanic, Arabic, Turkic, Indian, and east Asian languages to consider common patterns of linguistic and cultural interactions. Download poster.

28 Apr 2015: Two seminars on Latin lexicography

Venue (both events): NUI Galway, Hardiman Building, room G010

  • Thursday 30 April, 5.00pm (Digital Scholarship Seminar)

Franck Cinato, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris

‘Collaborative digital editing: experience from the Liber Glossarum project’

  • Friday 1 May 2015, 3.00pm

Franck Cinato, Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris

‘New insights into the meta-grammatical vocabulary list Grammaticae artis nomina Graece et Latine notata: Origin and use of a Greek word list relating to the practice of grammar’.

Silvia Gorla, Università di Udine

‘The Physiologus inside the Liber glossarum’

17 Apr 2015: Report on a research trip

Nice report by our MA student Gary Haverty on a recent research trip to the World Museum, Liverpool. (Read "Galway" for "Galloway", of course!) A visit to the World Museum, organics department.

16 March 2015: more Classics events

  • Tuesday 24 March 2015, 6.30 p.m.

Classical Association of Ireland: relaunch of Galway branch

Dr Pádraic Moran (NUI Galway): "The survival of Greek learning in early medieval Ireland", Hardiman Building G010

  • Thursday 26 March

2015 Margaret Heavey Memorial Lecture

Dr Roman Roth (University of Cape Town): "Towns and territories in Roman Italy" Joseph Larmor Theatre, Arts & Sciences (Concourse) Building

  • Friday 27 March 2015, 2pm

Classics Research Seminar, Dr Roman Roth (University of Cape Town): "Regionalism in Republican Italy: a ceramic perspective" AC213

  • Tuesday 14 April 2015 12pm

Digital Scholarship Seminar

Dr Gabriel Bodard (King's College London): "Standards for Networking Ancient Prosopographies: Data and Relations in Greco-Roman Names (SNAP:DRGN)"

  • Thursday 30 April 2015, 5 - 6pm

Digital Scholarship Seminar

Dr Franck Cinato (Centre national de la recherche scientifique, Paris): "Collaborative Digital Editing: Experience from the Liber Glossarum Project"

Academic Year 2014 - 15

Febraury 2014 Lots of great Classics events ...

NUI Galway's Classics Society is pleased to announce the following talks. (All in the Siobhán McKenna Theatre/Arts Millennium Building, 6.30–7.30pm, with reception afterwards.)

Monday, February 16th
Dr Carrie Murray, Brock University, "Worship at a Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Recent fieldwork at the Lago di Venere sanctuary site on Pantelleria".

Tuesday, February 24th
Dr Siobhan Hargis, UCD, "Remembering Republican Rome?-the creation and manipulation of history in the ancient city"

Tuesday, March 3rd
Dr David Woods, UCC, "The Christianization of Roman Coinage"

We are also delighted to see that Dr Eoghan Moloney (Maynooth) and Dr Shane Wallace (TCD) have launched a new resource for Classics Events in Ireland.

19 Jan 2014: Quiggin Lecture, University of Cambridge

E. G. Quiggin Lecture The sixteenth E.C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture, which was given by Mark Stansbury, was launched in the Department of Anglo-Saxon Norse and Celtic of the University of Cambridge on 4 December 2014. Entitled Iona Scribes and the Rhetoric of Legibility, the lecture examines the role of scribes in both writing and composing Latin, focusing on the Life of Columba and its oldest manuscript, Schaffhausen, Stadtbibliothek, Generalia 1. The lecture looks at the kinds of evidence that manuscripts can offer and argues that the choice of layout and script described by Malcolm Parkes as the ‘grammar of legibility’ can also be seen from a rhetorical point of view as scribes actively create meaning rather than simply transmitting it. The text of the lecture and appendix are available on