9.15-10.00: Emeritus Prof. Trevor Bryce ‘Lesser Known Women of the Ancient Near East’;

10.00-10.45: Dr Dorothy Watts AM ‘Power and Passion: Some women of the Ancient Persian Court’;

11.15-12.00: Dr Serena Love ‘Queen Nefertari of the 19th Dynasty’;

12.00- 12.45: Dr Janette McWilliam ‘Celebrating the Lives of Non-Imperial Roman Women’;

2.15-3.00: Emeritus Prof. Bob Milns AM ‘Sappho and Erinna: Poetesses in a Male Society’;

3.00-3.45: Dr Amelia R. Brown ‘Empress Theodora: From Roman Actress to Christian Saint’.

A detailed program will be available for collection at the registration desk on 24 March.

All welcome.

Registration information online at 

About Classics and Ancient History Seminars

Event details

  • The seminars take place at 4pm, in the Michie Building (09), Room 536
  • Seminars are also on Zoom. Send an email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( for the link.
  • Upcoming seminars can be found here.
  • Please be aware that we are still operating under Covid-19 regulations during public events. Masks are no longer required at UQ locations - however, UQ strongly encourages mask wearing when physical distancing is not possible. UQ strongly encourages all campus attendees to be up to date with vaccinations. And finally, those who are feeling unwell, have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the previous 7 days or have been in close contact with a confirmed case in the last 7 days, are asked not to attend this seminar.
  • For those attending in person, if you would like to join us for drinks and/or dinner afterwards at UQ’s St. Lucy's from 5:15 pm, please RSVP by email to Duncan Keenan-Jones ( by 9am on the day of the seminar.
  • Please also contact Duncan Keenan-Jones should you have questions about the event.

The Friends of Antiquity, an alumni organisation of the University, runs its own series of public lectures, which take place on Sunday afternoons. The Friends’ program for can be found at


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