Ny seminarieserie

ForsokratikernaTorsdagen den 16 februari, kl. 10-12, i 9-3060, inleds den nya serien om försokratikerna med ett seminarium om Anaximander, lett av doc. Charlotta Weigelt.
För ytterligare information, kontakta Eric Cullhed eller Dimitrios Iordanoglou (@lingfil.uu.se).


Övriga planerade sammankomster 
är:

16 mars | Tidig medicin | Hedda von Eherenheim

6 april | Dervenipapyren och tidig epikreception | Eric Cullhed & Dimitrios Iordanoglou

27 april | Empedokles | Renaud Gagné

11 maj | Atomisterna | Pauliina Remes

1 juni | Gorgias | Dimitrios Iordanoglou

4-15 september | 4 seminarier, ämne TBA | Ineke Sluiter

21 september | Protagoras | Mats Rosengren

12 oktober | Herakleitos | Hans Ruin

17–26 Oktober | 4 seminarier, The Presocratics | Glenn Most

 

 

Apokryfdag på Newmaninstitutet

Uppsalagrekiskan och patristikseminariet bjuder in till en temadag om narrativa strukturer i apokryfer.

Apocrypha

Tid: torsdag 26 januari, kl. 10-16
Plats: Newmaninstitutet, Slottsgränd 6, U-a.

10:00-10:15 Introduction | Barbara Crostini, Uppsala
10:15-11:15 Apocryphal Writings: an Overview | Sever Voicu, Vatican Library and Institutum Augustinianum, Rome
11:15–11:45 Coffee Break
11:45–12:45 The other in John Moschus’ Meadow | Ulla Tervahauta, Helsinki
12:45–14:00 Lunch
14:00–15:00 Intertextual framing in Pistis Sophia |Petter Spjut, Uppsala
15:00–16:00 A story about Andrew, Philemon, a talking dog, and a dismembered infant: reconstructing the plot of a Coptic apocryphon | Ivan Miroshnikov, Helsinki

Uppsatsseminarier i grekiska

Under veckorna 4 och 5 kommer vi att genomföra två uppsatsseminarier, där Oskar Andersson, Miriem Smensgård och Vladimir Cepciansky ventilerar sina kandidatuppsatser. Först ut är Vladimir (“Betydelsen av τὸ ἐνδεχόμενον πιθανόν i Aristoteles retorikdefinition” med Miriem som opponent) och Miriem (“The Letters of Hermaios and Doulas: Introduction, Translation and Commentary” med Oskar som opponent). Detta seminarium äger rum måndagen den 23 januari kl. 13–16 i 4-2007.

Oskar ventilerar sin uppsats en vecka senare, måndagen den 30 januari, kl. 13–15 i 4-2007.

Seminarium med Carlos Hernandez Garces

Under ett samseminarium med Antikens kultur och samhällsliv får vi besök av Carlos Hernandez Garces, som är doktorand i grekiska vid Universitetet i Oslo med projektet ”Conceptualising time and shaping memory in Herodotus’ Histories”.

Tid: torsdagen den 19 januari, kl. 14-16 (NB tiden!)
Plats: 9-3042.

Carlos beskriver seminariet som följer:

At next week’s seminar I will offer an overview of my project and I will zoom in on Herodotus’ language as a means to discuss some historical and compositional aspects of the Histories. Given the broadness and complexity of each one of the aforementioned aspects, one of the major challenges I am faced with rests in sufficiently discussing them all while avoiding being sidetracked by any of them. The reason to encompass time, history, memory, truth and forgetfulness is the evidence pointing to the existence of a narrative device combining them together. At the level of the plot, this becomes evident in Croesus’, Cambyses’, Xerxes’ and Themistocles’ logoi, although indications of this strand dot the text by and large. In its turn, such narrative pattern seems to be but the embodiment of one of Herodotus’ main lines of reasoning, of which there also seems to be enough proof at the level of the composition. However fruitful, all this might result in the boundaries of my research bursting at the seams, hence my current struggle to keep the project within manageable limits.

Newmaninstitutet: Sandro Nikolaishvili om Bysans och Georgien

Vår gästdoktorand Sandro Nikolaishvili framträder vid Newmaninstitutets patristikseminarium under titeln ”Byzantine Political Culture and Traditions in Medieval Georgia”.

Tid: onsdagen den 18 januari, kl. 16-18
Plats: Ateljésalen, Newmaninstitutet

En presentation av Sandros projekt finns här.

Klassisk armeniska vid Uppsala universitet

I vår finns en unik möjlighet att läsa en kurs i klassisk armeniska vid Uppsala universitet. Det är grekiskans post-doc AnnaLinden Weller som ger kursen under första halvan av vårterminen 2017. Kursen ges på engelska och beskrivs så här:

This course offers a basic introduction to the Classical Armenian language, designed to acquaint specialists in Late Antiquity and Byzantium with the tools to explore Armenian subjects in their research. It will provide an overview of grammar and syntax and introduce students to the process of reading actual Classical Armenian prose. In addition it will offer some history of the interaction between the Armenian plateau and the Greek-speaking world of Late Antiquity.

En sen anmälan till kursen kan göras på antagning.se.

AGORA: Att undervisa om antiken

agora161214Den 14 december bjuder Agora in studenter och lärare, vid de institutioner som har undervisning om antiken som en del av sin verksamhet, till tankeutbyte och funderingar!

Inledningar av: 
Britt-Inger Johansson (konstvetenskap)
Christer Henriksén (latin),
Fredrik Sixtensson (grekiska)
Janne Lindqvist/Mats Rosengren (retorik)
Mats Persson (idé- och lärdomshistoria)
Natalie Lantz (bibelvetenskap)
Olle Nordberg (litteraturvetenskap) 
Samtalsledare: Björn Sundberg (litteraturvetenskap)

Tid: Onsdagen den 14:e december kl. 14.15–17
Lokal: 16-0043 Engelska Parken, Uppsala Universitet

Varmt välkomna!

Seminarium: Otto Linderborg, avhandlingsseminarium

Otto Linderborg presenterar pågående avhandlingsarbete. Material skickas ut separat till ordinarie seminariebesökare, och övriga intresserade kan kontakta Otto direkt. Nedan följer Ottos egen beskrivning av materialet.

Tid: måndag 12 december, kl. 10-12
Plats: 9-3042 (stora seminarierummet)

This is the third and last preliminary chapter for my upcoming thesis, bearing the title ‘Herodotus and the Origins of Political Philosophy’. In the final thesis, my intention is to place this chapter first. The theoretical background to the chapter is largely centered in two major political theorists of the 20th century, namely in the works of Carl Schmitt and Leo Strauss. The chapter begins with an explication of Schmitt’s notion of genuine politics as excluding the alleged hypocrisy inherent in a liberal idea of a society based on rationalized relations. After this Strauss’ view of the development, or decline, of political thinking and political philosophy from classical antiquity to the beginnings of modernity is presented as having embraced Schmitt’s notion of genuine politics as presupposing a pre-moral “decisive decision” on part of a sovereign. The chapter continues with an account of some pivotal criticisms of Strauss’ own work, as well as of his ongoing influence. This section culminates in the raising of the question whether or not autonomous political thinking really is desirable. In the following passage Strauss is recovered to the extent that an extreme conception of autonomous political thinking is constructed with its basis in his theories. However, a more moderate version is then offered as an alternative to Straussian extremism. Through a reading of the famous Mytilenean Debate in the third book of the History of Thucydides this moderate view is shown to actually have operated in at least some city-states of 5th century B.C. Greece. Finally, the presupposition for the rise of the moderate form of autonomous political thinking is examined in light of the Deioces-episode in the so called Medikos logos in the first book of the Histories of Herodotus from Halicarnassus.