The Helpline seminar runs weekly for much of the year on Wednesdays (at 6pm GMT). The seminar covers any topic (literary, historical, archaeological, linguistic, reception) connected to the Histories of Herodotus, both the world of Herodotus’ text and the world that his text describes: the history, society and cultures of the archaic and classical Greek worlds, and of Persia, Egypt, Lydia, Thrace, Scythia, and all the other non-Greek peoples with whom the Greeks were in dialogue.

If you would like to receive Zoom invitations to the seminar, simply join the Helpline via the form on the home page.

The majority of previous seminars have been recorded and are available to view on the Helpline’s dedicated YouTube channel. Links have been included in the schedules listed below.

Most Recent Talk

Upcoming seminars

January-March 2023

  • 25 January: Carlos Hernández Garcés (Southwest University of Science and Technology)  
  • 1 February: Amelia Brown (Queensland)  
    • Thetis and the Nereids as Patrons of Greek Sailors in Herodotus
  • 8 February: NO SEMINAR
  • 15 February: Flavia Frisone (Salento) 
    • Scattered Fragments of a Western Iliupersis. The collapse of Sybaris in Herodotus’ tales 
  • 22 February: Alexander Schütze (Munich)
    • The role of Egyptian places, things, and stories in Herodotus’ logos on Egypt 
  • 1 March: Sydnor Roy (Texas Tech)
    • Purposeful cultural change in Herodotus’ Histories 
  • 8 March: Ivan Matijašić (Venice / CHS, Harvard)
    • Was Herodotus a Model for Ammianus Marcellinus? The case of the Battle of Adrianople
  • 15 March: The Herodotus ‘Museum’

Past Seminars

April – July 2020

September – December 2020

January – March 2021

May – July 2021

September – December 2021

January – March 2022

May – July 2022

September-December 2022