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Research Exchange magazine online
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International Masters Scholarship opportunities

The postgraduate Masters Scholarship funding opportunities for international students have been updated for 2015.

Midlands3Cities Nottingham Masters Studentships

We have14 Research Preparation Masters studentships for study commencing September 2015. These awards are available to outstanding students from the UK and EU who wish to pursue a Masters degree (MA or MRes) at the University of Nottingham in any area of the Arts and Humanities and areas eligible for AHRC funding in Law and Social Sciences.

Classics academics speak at Thought Bubble events

Last weekend, Steve Hodkinson and Lynn Fotheringham spoke at Thought Bubble (The Leeds Comic Art Festival) about their work with acclaimed comics author Kieron Gillen on Three, an historical graphic novel with Sparta as its setting.
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Undergraduate open day
Talk to students and staff, and view the facilities and resources of University Park campus.



Popular Culture Lecture Series: "This is Sparta!": representing ancient Greece in film and comics.

B13, Physics and Astronomy Building, University Park
A lecture followed by Q&A session by Lynn Fotheringham & Stephen Hodkinson (Department of Classics)
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Faculty of Arts call for papers and conferences

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Blogs: the latest posts from classics

  • The Lex Titia…
    As part of the Nottingham Anniversaries through Coins project, Mike Welbourn describes how, on this day, 26th November, in 43 BC, the lex Titia was passed at Rome. By this law a board of three men was given complete control over the Roman state. The lex Titia turned Rome into a de facto dictatorship, and ...
  • The Power of (Moving) Pictures
    Esther Eidinow reports on the first seminar of the Teaching and Learning Ancient Religion Network (TLAR), and the power of Panoply… Sonya Nevin is working magic. It’s a cold, wet evening, and 15 people, seated around a table in a room in Senate House, London (kindly sponsored by the ICS), are staring up at a ...
  • On this day, 20 November, in AD 284, Diocletian became Roman emperor.
    As part of the Nottingham ‘Anniversaries through Coins’ project, Lois Howorth, a first-year Classics student describes the rise to power of Gaius Aurelius Valerius Diocletianus (usually known simply as Diocletian). Diocletian began life very humbly. The future emperor was originally named Diocles and came into the world in 240 or 244 on the Dalmatian coast. ...

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