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The 2017 Stanford Memorial Lectures will be delivered by Dr Will Wootton of King’s College London, on the theme of ‘Unfinished works: Roman art in action’. The lectures will take place on Wednesday 29th–Friday 31st March 2017: all are very welcome.


GRAD LINKLaunch of GradLink Mentoring Programme
On Tuesday 28th October at 6.45pm we are launching the GradLink Mentoring Programme in the Long Room Hub, TCD for Junior Sophister students of the departments of Classics, History and History of Art and Architecture. The idea is that you can meet graduates of each of these departments who are now working in a range of different professions (e.g. Arts and Culture, Business, Communications, Law, Conservation and Heritage, Publishing, Education) and, if you choose, you can be mentored by one of the graduates.

We will be launching GradLink with a wine reception where you can hear from all the graduates and mingle informally to learn about their experience and career pathways in their sectors. Mentoring involves meeting with a mentor 2-3 times over the coming months, to find out more about the work they do and discuss your own career development. It is an excellent opportunity to start thinking about your future and we are very grateful to our alumni for giving their time to participate in this programme.

We realise that not everyone will want to be mentored, but we would encourage all JS students to come along to the launch and find out what graduates of Classics, History and History of Art and Architecture are now doing from a career point of view and their career paths so far. For those of you who are interested in being mentored, we will also explain the sign-up process and will arrange meetings for the following week to allocate mentors. The mentors can help you with issues such as researching particular careers, reviewing your CV/ LinkedIn profile, finding jobs that are not advertised, and practising job interviews and networking.

This should be a very enjoyable experience. We look forward to meeting you at the launch and hope you benefit from the experience of our School's alumni.
For further information on the programme, see the department careers page.
If you are a Junior Sophister student, please register online at: http://gradlinkmentoring-historiesandhumanities.eventbrite.ie

fellowshipsCongratulations to Cathal McManus, Senior Freshman student in Classical Civilisation and History (in the photo with Professor Brian McGing), and to Jamie Chandler, Senior Freshman in Ancient and Medieval History and Culture (in the photo with Professor Terry Barry), on the award of a prestigious Trinity College Foundation scholarship. Provost Patrick Prendergast announced the elections to scholarship and fellowship in the traditional ceremony on Trinity Monday, 8 April 2013.

fellowshipsScholars of the Decade 2013
Welcome to Professor Duncan Kennedy (Foundation Scholar 1973), Professor of Latin Literature and the Theory of Criticism, University of Bristol.

May 23rd 2012

LiddelStanford Lecture Series 2012
Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)
The Consequences of Epigraphy: The Ancient Reception of Greek Inscriptions
Wednesday 31 October - Friday 2 November 2012

Apr 25th 2012

Venina Svetli KalistratovaAward of Foundation Scholarship
Congratulations to Venina Svetli Kalistratova, Junior Sophister student in Classics, on the award of a prestigious Trinity College Foundation scholarship. Provost Patrick Prendergast announced the elections to scholarship and fellowship in the traditional ceremony on Trinity Monday, April 16th 2012.

Apr 13th 2012

O'Neill Lecture Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies lecture - Professor John Dillon (Former Director, Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens)
Orality in the Platonic Tradition
Wednesday 16th May 2012 at 7 pm, Neill/Hoey lecture theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub, TCD
(Note that this lecture is rescheduled from March 7th)
All welcome.

13th March 2012

Van Wees Lecture Lecture DU Classical Society Auditorial Lecture
Prof. Niall Rudd (Professor Emeritus, Bristol University)
Daedalus & Icarus in European Art
Thursday, March 15th 2012, 7.30pm

Stephen McKenna annual lecture, Plato Centre, TCD
Professor Jan Opsomer (De Wulf-Mansion Centre for Ancient, Medieval and Renaissance Philosophy at Katholieke Universiteit Leuven)
Why the Christians are wrong about creation, according to Julian the Apostate
Tuesday, March 20th 2012, 7:30pm
Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Long Room Hub Building, Fellows' Square, Trinity College. All Welcome.

Congratulations to our College Classical Society on winning small society of the year at the CSC Society of the Year awards.

23rd Feb 2012

Van Wees Lecture Lecture Professor Hans van Wees (University College London) Conquest, ethnicity and religion in archaic Greece
Thursday 23 February at 6pm Classics Seminar Room.

4th March 2011

The Department of Classics at Trinity College Dublin is pleased to announce three Ph.D. scholarships for new entrants to the Ph.D. register, starting in 2011-2012.

4th March 2011

The Department of Classics gratefully acknowledges the gift from Professor Niall Rudd of over eight hundred Classics books. Niall Rudd, TCD Alumnus and Scholar, is Emeritus Professor at the University of Bristol and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool. He is one of the finest readers of Latin and English poetry in the twentieth century and up to this day.

8th February 2011

Dr Christine Morris was a recipient of a Provost's Teaching Award for 2010.

8th February 2011

Dr Hazel Dodge is an AIA (Archaeological Institute of America) Kress Lecturer for 2010-2011. She will deliver a series of lectures in North America on the following topics: 'Roman spectacle in the Greek East', 'Symbols of Victory and Colours of Power: Egyptian Stones for the City of Rome', and 'Rulership, Patronage and Architecture in the Roman Capital'. (external)

8th February 2011

Congratulations to Elizabeth Bourke on the award of a 2010-11 Irish Institute of Hellenic Studies at Athens bursary for her postgraduate research on healing cults. (external)

26th January 2011

Professor John Dillon, Emeritus Professor Greek, was elected a corresponding member of the Academy of Athens on June 15th, 2010, in recognition of his significant and original contribution to the study of Greek philosophy.

Latest Events

Why Does the Past Matter? The Greco-Roman world in the 21st Century (TCD Classics Forum 2010).

March 9th 2011

Classics Research Seminar
Dr Lydia Langerwerf
From Catiline to Spartacus: Rebel Daring in Greek and Latin Historiography

March 16th 2011

Classics Research Seminar
Dr Hugh Denard
"Walking with Avatars: Life, Art and Theatre in Ancient Rome, 100BCE - 200 CE"

22nd February 2011

MNES seminar
Professor Erich Gruen (Gladys Rehard Wood Professor of History and Classics Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley)
'Jewish Appropriation of Greek Mythology.'
5.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m., Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre, Trinity Long Room Hub.


Last updated 16 December 2016 ryanw1@tcd.ie.