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Workshop “Constructing Identities in Antiquity and Early Middle Ages”

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As part of my research project on Gaza in late antiquity, I am organising, together with my colleagues Maijastina Kahlos and Katja Ritari, a one-day workshop on the construction and representation of identities from antiquity to the Middle Ages. Venue: Helsinki Collegium for Advanced Studies, Fabianinkatu 24, room 136 Time: Wednesday, 2 March 2016, 9am… Continue reading

Gaza: education and religion in the sixth century CE

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The Greek polis of Gaza in Palestine underwent, in common with other cities, a profound transformation during the fifth and sixth centuries CE in society, economy and religion. What is unique about Gaza in these decades is its thriving and wide-ranging culture, as documented by ample literary and also material evidence. Speeches, letters and philosophical… Continue reading

Late antique Gaza: A template for the 21st century?

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Sadly enough, the city of Gaza is nowadays mostly associated with the eruption of fierce violence, even with outright war, and reminds us that a convoluted relationship between ethnic, religious and political groups can easily set a whole region on fire. What a world of difference seems to lie between contemporary Gaza and the very… Continue reading

Welcome

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Welcome to the blog of Classics at Glasgow. We’ll be posting regularly here on the research being conducted in the subject area, both by staff and postgraduate students. We have major ongoing multi-person research projects in the fields of politics (rhetoric) and ancient technology, and other research concentrations in the fields of drama, reception studies… Continue reading