Classics at the University of Cape Town has well-established research strengths in the areas of Roman historiography, material culture, Greek and Latin poetry, ancient philosophy, and the history of classical scholarship in Africa. Each year we host a number of visiting academics who contribute regularly to the School's weekly research seminar series and we welcome applications from prospective postgraduates and postdoctoral researchers interested in basing themselves at UCT.
During term time, the School of Languages and Literatures runs a weekly research seminar series. While the series features talks by visiting scholars and established academics, the School also encourages presentations of work in progress by postgraduate students and early-career researchers.
Ancient Philosophy Reading Group
The Ancient Philosophy Reading Group meets weekly during term time and is made up of classicists, philosophers and anyone who is interested in ancient philosophy. We read selected texts in English translation and typically discuss designated sections of the text at each meeting. Members take it in turns to chair each session, leading the discussion on points of philosophical, literary, or historical interest. Sometimes we refer to the original text, but knowledge of Greek or Latin is not required. For more information, contact Tom Angier or Matthew Shelton.