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Newsletter March 2022

Dear members of Teiresias,

As we are approaching the Ides of March, we hope instead of trying to rid yourself of backstabbing friends as Julius Caesar had to in March 44 BCE, you are getting ready to enjoy the Dutch spring. Take a moment to enjoy a coffee in the sun in one of the courtyards at Drift or take a walk through Utrecht University’s beautiful Botanic Gardens at Science Park! For now, we would like to update you on the upcoming Teiresias activities.

Reminder Payment Annual Teiresias Membership Fee

Firstly, we would like to kindly remind you to pay the Teiresias’ Membership Fee for the 2021-2022 academic year. 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.

Domitian Lecture & Pubquiz 

Secondly, we would like to thank everyone who joined Dr. Saskia Stevens’ talk on Emperor Domitian last Monday! We enjoyed learning more about this notorious emperor and the exhibition at the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden. A special thanks to the Education Committee’s Juliane, Mya and Lucy for organising, thanks to you we will never forget Domitian’s zodiac sign!  

Thesis Writing Sessions March, April, May and June 

Thirdly, those of you working on your thesis know that the process can feel like climbing a mountain. So why do it alone? Teiresias’ Education Committee is organising a series of get-togethers for all of you. Whether you want to write in silence, discuss an article or issue, read, or listen, come join! Thesis Writing Sessions will take place between 13:15 and 18:00 on 23 March, 13 April (Drift 23, room 0.10), 4 May, 25 May and 8 June (Science Park, Bucheliuszaal).

Interview Fik Meijer on 15 March 19:30 at Kramer en Van Doorn, Zeist

Fourthly, on March 15 at 19:30 Teiresias’ Stefan Dingemas will be interviewing Fik Meijer, emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Amsterdam, at bookstore Kramer en Van Doorn in Zeist about his new book De vele gezichten van Sicilië. The programme will begin at 19:30 and will consist of an interview and a round of questions. Get in the spirit for Teiresias’ Travel Committee’s trip to Sicily coming April and join Stefan!

 

Blog/Vlog Series Wegen naar Rome (Dutch)

Furthermore, the organisation Week van de Klassieken asks your attention for their Dutch Blog/Vlog Series Wegen naar Rome from 7 to 20 March: Er zijn veel verschillende manieren om met de Oudheid bezig te zijn. Voor sommigen zijn het museumbezoeken, anderen reizen naar alle uithoeken van het Romeinse Rijk, en weer anderen lezen alle non-fictie boeken die op de markt komen. Maar populaire cultuur draagt op zijn eigen manier bij aan de blijvende belangstelling voor de antieke wereld. Van 7 tot en met 20 maart zullen deelnemers van verschillende universiteiten, musea en oudheid-gerelateerde vakgebieden in binnen- en buitenland daarom meer vertellen over hun favoriete muziek, romans, films en games die met de Oudheid te maken te hebben –want er zijn nu eenmaal vele wegen die naar Rome leiden! De reeks is online te vinden via de website van de Week van de Klassieken: https://www.weekvandeklassieken.nl/#/Blog.  

Drinks at Café de Stadsgenoot on Thursday, April 7 from 20:00

Lastly, we would like to invite you to our monthly drinks at Café de Stadsgenoot on Thursday, April 7 from 20:00. Note; Due to the the Dutch government lifting several Covid-19 restrictions you are no longer required to show a QR-code to enter Café de Stadsgenoot. We do however encourage you to monitor your health and to take a Covid-selftest if that makes you more comfortable.

And with that we would like to conclude our March Newsletter! We are looking forward to hopefully seeing many of you soon at one of the Teiresias events!

Valete on behalf of the board,

Imke Vet

Secretary