The Stanford Memorial Lectures
This lecture series was established, by public subscription, to honour the memory of William Bedell Stanford, Regius Professor of Greek in Trinity College, Dublin, from 1940 to 1980, and Chancellor of the University of Dublin from 1982 to 1984. Lecturers are chosen by a committee of the Department of Classics. The aim of the lecture series is to elicit from a scholar deemed to be doing innovative work in one area or other of the disciplines of Classical Studies a set of three lectures on a theme of his or her choice. The lectures, suitably expanded, are published by Cambridge University Press.
The W.B. STANFORD MEMORIAL LECTURE SERIES 2017
Dr Dr Will Wootton
King's College London
Unfinished works: Roman art in action
Lecture 1 (Wednesday 29 March, 7.30 pm in Arts Building 2039): 'Unfinished business: the making of Classical art'
Lecture 2 (Thursday 30 March, 6.00 pm in Arts Building B6002): 'Making art and text: Pliny’s faciebat and its material implications'
Lecture 3 (Friday 31 March, 6.00 pm in Arts Building B6002): 'An archaeology of the unfinished: (in-)complete art in its Roman context'
Wednesday 29 March - Friday 31 March 2017
Previous Stanford lectures
- 2015: Myles Lavan (University of St Andrews)
Enfranchisement and Empire: Roman Citizenship from Augustus to Caracalla
- 2012: Dr Peter Liddel (University of Manchester)
The Consequences of Epigraphy: The Ancient Reception of Greek Inscriptions
2009: Dr Vicky Rimell (University of Rome, La Sapienza)
Enclosure and empire: the poetics of interiority in Roman literature
- 2008: Dr Johannes Haubold (University of Durham)
Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature
- 2006: Dr Yannis Hamilakis (University of Southampton)
The Social Life of Ruins
- 2005: Dr Katelijn Vandorpe
The Multicultural Society of Pathyris: An Egyptian Town after Alexander
- 2003: Dr Peter Wilson (University of Sydney)
The Sound of Greece: Music, Politics and Poetry
Published volumes in the W.B. Stanford Memorial Lecture series, Cambridge University Press
- Victoria Rimell, The Closure of Space in Roman Poetics: Empire’s Inward Turn, 2015
- Johannes Haubold, Greece and Mesopotamia: Dialogues in Literature, 2013. This volume won the American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence
- Alison Sharrock, Reading Roman Comedy: Poetics and Playfulness in Plautus and Terence, 2009.
- Christopher Smith, The Roman Clan: The Gens from Ancient Ideology to Modern Anthropology, 2006.
- Susan Alcock. Archaeologies of the Greek Past: Landscapes, Monuments, and Memories, 2002.
- Mary Margaret McCabe, Plato and his predecessors: The Dramatisation of Reason, 2000.
- Peter Garnsey, Ideas of Slavery from Aristotle to Augustine, 1996.
- Simon Goldhill, Foucault's Virginity: Ancient Erotic Fiction and the History of Sexuality, 1995.