Lectures and Seminars
2013 Research Seminars - available soon!
Napier Room Lower Ground 12 (LG12)
Download 2012 Research Seminars list here
Classical Association of South Australia
The Henry Darnley Naylor Memorial Lecture series has been created after the Centenary celebrations of CASA in 2008 with a view to honouring its founder, Prof Henry Darnley Naylor (1872 - 1945). He migrated from the UK to Melbourne in 1895, and held a teaching position at the university there before coming to Adelaide in 1907. He became the fifth Hughes Professor in Classics and was one of the most distinguished of the eight incumbents from 1874 to 1992. The founder of the Classical Association, he held the Hughes Chair until 1927, when he retired early to promote the work of the League of Nations.
The Hughes Chair of Classics was a foundation chair of the University, made possible by the benefaction of Sir Walter Watson Hughes.Please see the Classical Association website for information about how to join, and for details of recent lectures.
Friends of the Museum of Classical Archaeology
International speakers give public lectures on Classical or Near Eastern Archaeology throughout the year, with an emphasis on the second half of the academic year. Membership subscription supports this important outreach programme, and also contributes to the Museum of Classical Archaeology, the only one of its kind in South Australia. See the Museum website for more details about the Museum collection as well as how to join this charitable association.
Each year the Classics Discipline hosts public events and evening lectures on a wide range of topics dealing with the Mediterranean world in antiquity. We regularly hold two sets of talks, which are advertised to members.
Complete the membership form, and deliver, with susbcription fee, to:
The Friends of the Museum of Classical Archaeology,
Classics DX 650 114
School of Humanities
The University of Adelaide
South Australia 5005
Classics Outreach Activities
In addition, we are involved in a variety of events with the wider community. These include Greek Cultural Month, and the Festival Hellenika (see below), as well as the South Australian chapter of the Friends of the Australian Archaeological Institute at Athens. We are proud to host the Annual Galatis Lecture on Byzantine culture or history.
We also welcome interested people to sit in our our courses through the Community Access Programme. If you are planning to visit Italy, Greece, Turkey or the Near East, you might find one of our archaeology courses a good way to familiarise yourself with some of the key periods and sites. If you want to develop further your interest in ancient belief systems, myths, science, technology, communication, political or social history, there will be a course for you in Classics!
Festival Hellenika 2009
Papers presented included:
- John Ward, The Antikythera Mechanism: Its Discovery and Functionality
- Dr Margaret O'Hea, Ancient Greeks beyond Greece: The Role of Greek Settlements in the History of Glass