Let Me Stop Here: A Classical Journey into the 21st Century
Free Public Lecture
Kathleen Fitzpatrick Theatre
T: (03) 9035 5092
Professor Parkin, the inaugural Elizabeth and James Tatoulis Chair in Classics at the University of Melbourne, makes a case for why classics matters in the 21st century and why it will continue to be vital in the future, both in Melbourne and around the world.
As both a classicist and a social historian of the ancient world, Professor Parkin’s research has focused primarily on the lives of ‘ordinary people’, with a tendency to move back over the life course: from old age to childhood, birth and conception. In this lecture he explores not only aspects of this research and teaching in social history, ancient languages, law, medicine and demography, but also his personal odyssey through the ancient world and back to Australasia, which he considers his true home.