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Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar: Cursing as a Transferable Technology by Professor Greg Woolf

14th May 2020

A lunchtime seminar by Professor Greg Woolf from the Institute of Classical Studies, London. This event is organised by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion at The Open University.

Workshop on the Archaeology of Pilgrimage in Ancient Italy

24th April 2020

This event is organised jointly by the Accordia Research Institute, the Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion (The Open University) and the Institute of Classical Studies (University of London). CFP is now open.

A One-day Conference: Mind, Body, Magic: Sensory and Emotional Approaches to Magic in the Roman World

27th March 2020

A one-day conference to be held at The Open University campus in Milton Keynes, on the theme of sensory and emotional approaches to magic in the Roman World. CFP is open.

Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar: The Concept of Pagan Survivals Revisited by Prof Ronald Hutton

27th February 2020

A lunchtime seminar by Professor Ronald Hutton from the University of Bristol. This event is organised by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion at The Open University.

Book Launch: 'The Toga and Roman Identity'

31st January 2020

Dr Ursula Rothe will be launching her new book "The Toga and Roman Identity" on 31st January at The Art Workers' Guild, London. It's free to attend, please register your place.

Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar: A Seminar by Dr Ine Jacobs

23rd January 2020

A lunchtime seminar by Dr Ine Jacobs from the University of Oxford. This event is organised by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion at The Open University.

Study Day at British Museum: Myth in the Greek and Roman world

7th December 2019

A study day at the British Museum in association with Classical Studies at The Open University in which British Museum and guest speakers will give lectures and talks on various aspects of Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds.

Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar: Divine Saving and ‘Votive’ Religion by Dr Theodora Jim

21st November 2019

A lunchtime seminar by Dr Theodora Jim from the University of Nottingham. This event is organised by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion at The Open University.

Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) Research Centre Launch

24th October 2019

Join us in The Open University Library Seminar Room 6 for the launch of the Gender and Otherness in the Humanities (GOTH) Research Centre.

Baron Thyssen Centre Lunchtime Seminar: Sacred Trees and Tree Persons by Dr Anna Perdibon

16th October 2019

A lunchtime seminar by Dr Anna Perdibon from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This event is organised by The Baron Thyssen Centre for the Study of Ancient Material Religion at The Open University.

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