The Helsinki Research on the Ancient World (HelRAW) seminar was launched in Autumn 2018. The monthly research seminar hosts a guest speaker or several shorter presentations centered around a common theme.

The schedule of the seminar and information about the speakers and their topics will be posted here and in the News & Events as the speakers are confirmed.

HelRAW is organized by the SpaceLaw project together with Marja Vierros from the Digital Grammar of Greek Documentary Papyri (PapyGreek) project.

3.4. 2023, at 17:15-18:45 Tero Alstola (University of Helsinki): Network Approaches to the Ancient World: Texts and Prosopographies

6.3.2023, at 17:15-18:45 Christina Rosillo-Lopez (Pablo de Olavide University): How to do a census declaration: a practical guide

 24.1.2023, at 17:15- 18:45 Silvia Schiavo (University of Ferrera):Sententiae et epistulae Divi Hadriani

12.12.2022, at 17:15-18:45: Jasmin Lukkari (University of Helsinki): Livy’s portrayal of king Masinissa through a narratological lens

7.11.2022, at 17:15-18:45: David Rafferty (University of Adelaide): How Republics Die: Rome’s democratic decay in the 50s BCE

3.10.2022, at 17:15-18:45: Robert Crellin (University of Oxford): D(ominus) or D(ecimus)? Using context to measure the ambiguity of Latin abbreviations in epigraphic texts

5.9.2022, at 17:15-18:45 Sara Bor­rello (Newcastle University): The Republic of Children: Elite Pueri and Puellae in Roman Politics and Warfare

9.5.2022 , at 17:15-18:45: Kristian Göransson (University of Gothenburg): Francavilla di Sicilia: a Greek settlement in northeastern Sicily

4.4.2022, at 17:15-18:45: David Fredrick (University of Arkansas): Narcissus and the Happy Inch: Using Space Syntax and Real-Time 3D to Rethink the Power-House in Pompeii

14.3.2022, at 17:15-18:45: Ioanna Manolessou (the Academy of Athens): Dialect genesis in post-classical Greek

13.12.2021, at 17:15-18:45: Elina Pyy (Finnish Institute in Rome): I Speak Because I Can: Gender, Violence, and the Rewriting of Ancient Myth in Contemporary Pop Music.

8.11.2021, at 17.15-18:45: Helena López Gómez (University of Santiago de Compostela): Womanly and unwomanly behaviour in the Julio-Claudian household. Creating a role for the Roman Empress.

4.10.2021, at 16.15-17:45: Arja Karivieri (Stockholm University): "Urbanised Christianity" – Tracing the Early Christian community of Ostia Antica.

6.9.2021, at 17.15-18:45: Stefan Stefanov (Sofia University): Graecoromana in Aegyptis.

3.5.2021, at 17.15-18:45: Dimitar Iliev (St. Kliment Ohridski University of Sofia): Palladas, the last Hellene? Paganism and Christianity in 4.-c. Alexandria seen from the margins.

12.4.2021, at 17:15-18:45: Sergio España Chamorro (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Capua on Crete: The praefectura Campana in the former territory of Knossos.

1.3.2021, at 17:15-18:45: Kirsi Simpanen (University of Helsinki): The Dragon Under the Shadow of the Cross – The Draco Standard in the Late Empire.

1.2.2021, at 17:15-18:45: Rubén Montoya González (University of Leicester): A globalised visual culture? Towards regional geographies of Hispano-Roman mosaics.

7.12.2020, at 17:15-18:45: Patrik Klingborg (Swedish Institute at Athens and Uppsala University): Utilitarian uses of water in Greek sanctuaries.

2.11.2020at 17:15-18:45: Miriam Bueno (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia): The liminality of New Kingdom private Theban tombs and dance scenes.

5.10.2020, at 17:15-18:45: Tuomo Nuorluoto (Uppsala University): Roman Female Cognomina: Studies in the Nomenclature of Roman Women.

14.9.2020, at 17:00-18:30: Melanie Wasmuth (University of Helsinki): The impact of Alexander historiography on contemporary sources: the case of Petosiris.

11.5.2020, at 17:00-18:30: Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin): Could There be Argentariae?

6.4.2020, at 17:00-18:30: Polina Yordanova (University of Helsinki): Finding One’s Way in the Digital Forest: Discontinuity in a Treebank of Documentary Papyri.

2.3.2020, at 17:15-18:45: Jakub Urbanik (University of Warsaw): The status and law between the centre and periphery. On survival of local laws in the Roman Empire.

3.2.2020, at 17:15-18:45: Eeva-Maria Viitanen: People and Place in Pompeian Elections: The Significance of Location for Interpretation of Texts.

2.12.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Ville Hakanen (University of Helsinki): Erotic Art and the Ancient Experience and Anna-Maria Wilskman (University of Helsinki): By Silver and Stone: Some Notions of the Visibility and Movement of Roman Minor Magistrates.

4.11.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Ray Laurence (Macquarie University): Shopping, Houses and the Family in the Greco-Roman World.

7.10.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Antonio Lopez Garcia (University of Helsinki): Hadrian’s Auditoria: The History of a Building from Antiquity to Modern Times.

2.9.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Vesa Vahtikari (University of Helsinki): Art of acting in classical Greek drama: movements, gestures, poses, and body language of tragic and comic actors.

8.4.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Gabriel Bodard (Institute of Classical Studies, University of London): Encoding of Ancient Prosopographical Records: Challenges of Building a Networked Infrastructure.

4.3.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Zahra Newby (University of Warwick): Constructing festival in the theatres of Roman Asia Minor.

1.2.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Elsemieke Daalder (Leiden Law School): Imperator aequum putavit. Law and justice in Julius Paulus’ collections of imperial judgments.

21.1.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Emilia Mataix-Ferrandiz (University of Helsinki): Ticius lawless? evaluating legal commercial practices through archaeological and textual evidence

10.12.2018, at 17:15-18:45: Laura Aho (University of Helsinki): Implying and expressing motives for dedicating in Greek and Roman votive inscriptions and Urpo Kantola (University of Helsinki): Latin Names Written in Greek: Theoretical Question Reflected on Name Catalogues from Early Imperial Lesbos.

12.11.2018, at 17:15-18:45: Luigi Prada (University of Oxford): Reconsidering Paideia in an Ancient Bilingual Society: Graeco-Egyptian Education in Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt.

4.10.2018, at 17:15-18:45: Salvatore Randazzo (Università LUM Jean Monnet): Women's capacity restraints in Rome: between furia mulieris and levitas animi.

24.8.2018, at 16:15-17:45: Steven Ellis (University of Cincinnati): Context and Complexity in the Social and Structural Making of Pompeii.