Annual Lectures

Each year a scholar with a distinguished record of research in the field is invited to St Andrews to deliver the Centre’s Annual Lecture. Traditionally, a day-long workshop is organized in connection with this lecture, to further stimulate debate and collaboration. During their visit, the lecturer also meets informally with St Andrews postgraduate students and runs a postgraduate seminar on a topic connected with their lecture.

Annual Lectures for the Centre of the Literatures of the Roman Empire:

  • 2016/17 – ‘Horace’s Hymn to Bacchus (Odes 2.19): poetics and politics’, Stephen Harrison (Oxford)
  • 2017/18 – ‘Roman Apocalypses and the future of Empire’, Alessandro Schiesaro (Manchester)

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