On Monday the 2nd of October, I flew out to Rome to deliver a paper at a symposium entitled “A Marginalised Sea: Indigenous Cultures and Trade Systems in the Red Sea” (October 3rd-5th 2017). This was held at the Danish Academy in Rome (Det Danske Institut i Rom). The purpose of the conference was to […]
This week’s blog is by Dr Katharina Zinn, Senior Lecturer in Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage at UWTSD Lampeter. She recently ran a workshop with a local school which explored the way we present and relate to archaeological artefacts. Why always create academically correct object biographies? It is so much more fun to be creative and tell […]
This week’s blog is by Dr Errietta Bissa, a Senior Lecturer in Ancient History at UWTSD Lampeter. Dr Bissa has recently edited a book on ancient economics; below she explores the roles of monopolies in the ancient world. When thinking about the ancient world, the question of state intervention in the economy is not something […]
Today’s blog shows Dr Kyle Erickson’s module Courts and Societies in action. The students in this class participate in this class as members of the Seleucid and Ptolemaic courts of the Hellenistic period. The get to experience the political complexities and intrigue of Hellenistic court life by enacting it for themselves.
Each year, UWTSD Lampeter borrows some objects from the collection at Cyfarthfa Castle Museum in Merthyr Tydfil. This gives our students in Archaeology, Heritage, and Archaeology of Egypt and the Near East a chance to experience handling and cataloguing ancient artefacts. Dr Katharina Zinn, our resident senior Egyptologist, has been working with Cyfarthfa Castle Museum for […]
Some UWTSD Lampeter students studying Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology recently went on a trip to the British Museum. They got to spend the day exploring ancient Egyptian, Greek, Roman and Assyrian material culture.
This week’s blog is by Mandiza Landsmeer, who is studying for a BA in Ancient History and Archaeology at UWTSD Lampeter. Mandiza is a first-year student. Waking up on the 27th of January at 5 a.m. was certainly not something we were all keen on doing, but we all knew that it would be more […]
This week’s post is by Sofia Bianchi Mancini, one of our postgraduate research students in Classics at UWTSD Lampeter. My name is Sofia Bianchi Mancini, I am in my final year of MRes in the department of Classics. My research focuses on an explanation of how shame could have been used as a manipulative technique […]
This week’s post is by Dr Magdalena Öhrman, a senior lecturer in Classics at UWTSD, who is currently or research in Copenhagen leave as part of her Marie Curie Sklodowska Fellowship. As most of you know, I’m in Copenhagen working on my project Tex tile Reflections: Multi-Sensory Representations of Textile Work in Latin Poetry and Prose. […]
This week’s blog is by UWTSD PhD student Chris Fleming. My name is Chris Fleming, I am a second year PhD student in the department of Classics. My research focuses on interstate relations in the ancient world. To this end, I am using current theories from political science to create a new framework in order to […]