Antigonid Network Research Seminars
1) Friday 25th September 2020, 9 am BST/ 6 pm (Hobart)/ 8 pm (Otago): Charlotte Dunn & Pat Wheatley on their book, Demetrius the Besieger (2020) – see also a feature on their project here: https://www.otago.ac.nz/humanities/news/otago741621.html.
(I forgot to record the opening introductions, so please find these typed below.)
Welcome to the very first research seminar of the Antigonid network! I would like to thank everyone who has been with the Network since its beginnings two years ago in Exeter both for their support but also for their patience with us in getting this project properly set up and active. And to thank all those who have more recently joined the network and asked to participate in these seminars and future research activities. A special thank you must also go to Monica, of course, for her long-term support and assistance, as well as to Annelies my new co-director for helping to make this venture possible this year. Finally, gratitude must also go to Pat and Charlotte for agreeing to be the first speakers in this seminar series.
Professor Pat Wheatley received his PhD with Distinction from the University of Western Australia in 1998, lectured at the University of Queensland and now works at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research specialty is the history and historiography of the Successors to Alexander and he has published extensively on the chronology, coinage, and social aspects of this period.
Dr Charlotte Dunn recently finished her PhD at the University of Otago under the supervision of Pat, and is now a lecturer at the University of Tasmania. Charlotte’s research areas similarly include the career of Alexander and the Diadochoi, but also extend the use of political imagery and propaganda in the Ancient World, the development of the Hellenistic royal dynasties and their family dynamics, historiography, medical humanities, as well as the field of numismatics.
Together they co-authored the first full-length biography of Demetrius ‘the Besieger’ Poliorcetes with OUP, which came out this year, and they will speak to us today about this project and their future plans.
2) Thursday 26th November 2020, 4.30 pm BST/ 5.30 pm (Milan): Monica D’Agostini on her book, The Rise of Philip V (2019)
3) Tuesday 26th January 2021, 5 pm BST: Peter Van Alfen on The Antigonid Coins Online project (Recording TBC)
4) Tuesday 9th March 2021, 5 pm BST: Katerina Panagopoulou on her book, Τhe Early Antigonids: Coinage, Money and the Economy (Recording TBC)
- Exhibition at the Archaeological Museum of Pella, January 2019-June 2020, “Reflections of Women of Ancient Pella”.
- Conference at the Archaeological Museum of Pella under the aegis of the exhibition “Reflections of Women of Ancient Pella”: “Γυναίκα μοι έννεπε…” (Woman Call Me…). 27th June 2019.
- The Celtic Conference in Classics. 26th-29th June 2019.
- Day-School: Kings, Queens and Cities. An informal day-school with Sheila Ager. 30th April 2019. The University of Exeter.
- Conference at the Museum of Thessaloniki. The Archaeological Project in Macedonia and Thrace, 32nd Scientific Meeting, “Planning and Urbanism. Public and private architecture “, 14-15 March 2019.
- Lecture at the Archaeological Museum of Pella by Professor Xydopoulos, 3rd February 2019, “Macedonia in Antiquity”.
- Conference at the Museum of Thessaloniki. “Figurines in northern Greece from prehistory until the Roman times“, 11-13 October 2018.
- Lecture at the Archaeological Museum of Pella by the archaeologist, Dr M. Tsimbidou-Avlonitis on the Macedonian Sepulcher of St. Athanasios. 10th June 2018.
- Conference: Macedonia After Alexander: the Antigonids and their Kingdom, 8th June 2018. The University of Exeter.
- Conference at the Museum of Thessaloniki. The Archaeological Project in Macedonia and Thrace, 31st Scientific Meeting, 8-10 March 2018.
- Day-School: Dynastica Hellenistica. An informal day-school with Pat Wheatley. 17th November 2017. The University of Exeter.
Permanent Museum Exhibitions:
At the Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki (link on links to be redirected to the website):
- Prehistoric Macedonia
- Towards the Birth of Cities
- Macedonia From the 7th Century BC until Late Antiquity
- Thessaloniki, Metropolis of Macedonia
- The Gold of Macedon
- Macedonia. From Fragments to Pixels
At the Archaeological Museum of Pella