Inaugural Gavin Kelly

Playfair Library, Old College South Bridge, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Professor Gavin Kelly will deliver his inaugural lecture on 'Late Roman History and Latin Philology'. The study of the classical world is unusually dependent on philology, the close study and interpretation of works of literature – something which helps to explain the interdisciplinary nature of the discipline of Classics. The lecture argues from a range of examples that this is even more the case for the later Roman empire than the rest of Graeco-Roman Antiquity, that recent scholarly developments make the present a particularly good time to study philology, especially late antique philology, with benefits for our understanding of the broader history of late antiquity".

The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception - all welcome.