Envisioning the Roman Emperor in Speech and Word in Late Antiquity

On Wednesday July 25 2018 a colloquium will be held at Macquarie University on the topic of “Envisioning the Roman Emperor in Speech and Word in Late Antiquity”.

This colloquium is organised by Dr Meaghan McEvoy as part of the Faculty of Arts Visiting Fellowship Grant for the visit to MQ of Assoc. Prof. Jan Willem Drijvers (University of Groningen, the Netherlands) and is supported by the MQ Ancient Cultures Research Centre and the Australasian Society for Classical Studies.

Assoc. Prof. Drijvers is a distinguished scholar of late Roman studies, whose many publications range from seminal works on the empress Helena, mother of the first Christian emperor Constantine, to a series of scholarly commentaries on the key late Roman historian Ammianus Marcellinus, and studies of the Syriac Julian Romance.  His current research projects include a monograph on the emperor Jovian and new commentaries on the Panegyrici Latini.  This is his first visit to Australia and offers a crucial opportunity for students of Roman and late antique studies in particular to benefit from his expertise in this area.  He will provide a keynote paper at the colloquium.

Further confirmed speakers for this event include:

Eva Anagnostou-Laoutides (Macquarie University)
Meaghan McEvoy (Macquarie University)
Paul Roche (University of Sydney)
Byron Waldron (University of Sydney)

A full program will be posted in due course.  Attendance at the colloquium is free but space is limited, so those wishing to attend should email meaghan.mcevoy@mq.edu.au by July 4 to confirm their attendance.

In addition, thanks to the generous support of ASCS, we are able to offer 3 bursaries of $250 each to assist postgraduate students from outside Sydney to travel to Macquarie to attend this event.  Applications for these bursaries are open to both Masters and PhD students, should be made in writing by April 15and should include:

(1)   A 1-page statement of the applicant’s current research topic, the degree under which this research is being conducted and the benefit to the student’s research project of attending this colloquium;

(2)   A 1-page CV.

Applications should be sent to meaghan.mcevoy@mq.edu.au.

Successful applicants will be informed by April 30 of the outcome.

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