The Institute of Classical Studies / School of Advanced Study of the University of London invites abstracts from postgraduate students who would like to present a paper at the Postgraduate Work-in-Progress Seminar during the year 2017/18. Submissions will be accepted for all three terms.

Speakers will give a paper of up to 45 minutes, dealing with any subject connected with the ancient world (broadly defined), the reception of antiquity, or classical scholarship. They will have the opportunity to receive questions, moderated by the joint chairs, from an audience of postgraduate students and to continue the discussion over wine and nibbles. The seminar provides a friendly environment in which speakers are able to talk about their research, take part in stimulating discussion of their work, and extend their social and academic network. During the past years, we have been pleased to attract speakers from institutions all over the world, the United Kingdom, the EU, North America and Australia among others.

The seminar will take place at Senate House at 4.30 p.m. on Fridays during term:

Please, note that the calendar is still provisional:

Term 1

September 29 (welcome party);

October 6, 13, 20, 27;

November 3, 10, 17, 24;

December 1, 8, 15;

Term 2

January 12, 19, 26;

February 2, 9, 16, 23;

March 2, 9, 16, 23;

Term 3

April 27;

May 4, 11, 18, 25;

June 1; 8;

Interested postgraduate students should submit an abstract of about 300 words, a working title for their paper, and ONE Friday during term on which they are NOT available. This will help the organizers put the schedule together. Also accepted will be submissions for panel sessions of two coordinated papers. These sessions consist of two closely related 25 minute papers. Submissions for coordinated panels should include two abstracts of around 200 words each and an overview of the panel of around 100 words. Submissions should be directed to the seminar’s joint chairs at [email protected].

Joint Chairs 2017/18: Jordan Mitchell, Orestis Mitintzis, Beatrice Pestarino