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.

4.12.2023, at 17:15-18:45 Sofia Vierula and Ella Sahivirta ( University of Helsinki), Vierula will talk about “Disabled women’s participation and agency in the healing processes at provincial sanctuaries in the Roman Empire.” Sahivirta's speech is about “Aventine Asceticism - an Ascetic Model Designed by Senatorial Women in the City of Rome”.

6.11.2023, at 17:15- 18:45 Anna Usacheva (University Of Helsinki), Ecclesiastic Cursus Publicus as a Form of Letter Publishing

2.10.2023, at 17:15- 18:45 Marke Ahonen (University of Helsinki) Ancient medical accounts of sleep paralysis

28.8.2023, at 17:15-18:45 Filippo Incontro (University of Trento) Property or possession? Between juridical situations in Roman North Africa

8.5.2023, at 17:15-18:45 Tommi Jauhiainen (University of Helsinki) Automatic Language Identification: General Introduction and Applications to Ancient Texts

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.