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Newsletter February

Dear members of Teiresias, 

Whether you are starting some exciting new courses or embarking on your thesis adventure, we hope you have had a good start to this year’s second semester and wish you the best of luck. Having said that, do not forget to sometimes close those 500 tabs on your browser and put those books back on the shelf; it is important to take some much deserved rest! Speaking of leisure; we would like to update you on the upcoming (in-person!) Teiresias activities. 

Drinks at Café de Stadsgenoot on February 10 and March 3 from 19:00

Firstly, now that the Dutch government has lifted some of the Covid-19 restrictions, we are excited to announce that we can finally meet each other at Café de Stadsgenoot for our monthly drinks again! Please note; You are required to show a QR-code to enter Café de Stadsgenoot.   

Teiresias’ Study Trip to Catania, Sicily (April 20-24)

Secondly, Teiresias’ Travel Committee is beyond excited to finally be able to organize a study trip again! The dates for this year’s trip to Catania, Sicily are April 20-24. If you would like to join Teiresias’ Iris, Anouk, Bram, Corine and Lorenzo to the sunny island, please carefully read and complete the following form before February 28: Click. Once signed up, all travel details (including information about how to pay) will be send to your e-mail address. The trip costs €150 (exl. travel costs), which will have to be paid before March 3. The Travel Committee asks you to please respect this deadline, as they will be booking the trip shortly after. 

New Discoveries Seminar on February 10 and March 3 from 16:00 

Thirdly, we would like to draw your attention to the upcoming New Discoveries Seminars. On February 10 Patrick J. Geary, Professor Emeritus of Western Medieval History at Princeton University and Principial Investigator at HistoGenes, will be giving a lecture with the title: HistoGenes: Triangulating Early Medieval Populations in the Carpathian Basin through Genomic, Archaeological, and Historical Models. On March 3 Erich S. Gruen, Professor Emeritus of History and Classics at UC Berkeley, will be giving a lecture with the title: Biblical Tales Retold and Authority of the Scriptures. For more information and to register see: www.newdiscoveries.sites.uu.nl.

Emperor Domitian Lecture by Dr. Saskia Stevens on February 25 19:30 (online)

Fourthly, in the January Newsletter we announced that our visit to the Emperor Domitian Exhibit at the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden with Dr. Saskia Stevens had to be postponed because of Covid-19 restrictions. Unfortunately, the Museum still does not allow for a group visit as of yet, therefore the Education Committee has decided to split the event into two separate elements. On February 25 at 19:30 Dr. Saskia Stevens will give an online talk about Domitian, followed by a fun pub quiz! At this event the Committee will also announce a new date for the visit to the exhibition. If you have not signed up for the event(s) yet, please do so by sending an e-mail to onderwijscommissie.teiresias@gmail.com, to ensure you receive new updates in due time. 

Payment Annual Teiresias Membership Fee 

Lastly, we would like to kindly remind you that Membership Fees for the 2021-2022 academic year are due in February. Fees can be paid by transferring €12,50 to NL94 INGB 0008 3645 78 in the name of Studievereniging Oudheid Teiresias, listing your name the Omschrijving/Description-field. 

And with that we would like to end our February Newsletter! We are looking forward to hopefully seeing many of you at Café de Stadsgenoot coming Thursday!

 Valete on behalf of the board, 

Imke Vet 

Secretary