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.

24.8.2018, at 16:15-17:45: Steven Ellis (University of Cincinnati): Context and Complexity in the Social and Structural Making of Pompeii. Auditorium IV, University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Auditorium I, University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Lecture hall 11, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Auditorium I, University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Auditorium I, University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Room A205, Topelia (Unioninkatu 38, 00100 Helsinki).

4.3.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Zahra Newby (University of Warwick): Constructing festival in the theatres of Roman Asia Minor. Auditorium III, University of Helsinki main building (Unioninkatu 34, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Lecture hall 8, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Lecture hall 11, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40, 00100 Helsinki).

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. Lecture room D113, Topelia (Unioninkatu 38, 00101 Helsinki).

4.11.2019, at 17:15-18:45: Ray Laurence (Macquarie University): Shopping, Houses and the Family in the Greco-Roman World. Lecture room F205, Topelia (Unioninkatu 38, 00101 Helsinki).

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. Lecture room D113, Topelia (Unioninkatu 38, 00101 Helsinki).

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. Lecture hall 5, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40, 00101 Helsinki).

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. Lecture hall 11, Metsätalo (Unioninkatu 40, 00101 Helsinki).

6.4.2020, at 17:00: Polina Yordanova (University of Helsinki): Finding One’s Way in the Digital Forest: Discontinuity in a Treebank of Documentary Papyri. Via Zoom: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/775267600

11.5.2020, at 17:00: Andrew Riggsby (University of Texas at Austin): Could There be Argentariae?  Via Zoom: https://helsinki.zoom.us/j/101308729