Venue: Lecture Theatre 121, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
The Samuel Dill Lecture in 2010 will be given by Professor Peter Heather of Kings College London, on the subject 'Literacy and Elite Culture in the Post-Roman west'.
Venue: The Council Chamber, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast
"The Power of Cartography: a Roman Map and its Impact to AD 1500"
by Professor Richard Talbert of the University of North Carolina http://history.unc.edu/faculty/talbert.html
Sir Samuel Dill (1844–1924) the distinguished Ulster-born classical scholar and educationist, was educated at the Royal Belfast Academical Institution and what was then Queen’s College, Belfast, and held the chair of Greek at Queen’s from 1890 until his death in 1924. He had previously been a fellow of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, and High Master of the Manchester Grammar School. As a member of the Belfast University Commission in 1909, he played an important role in the transformation of Queen’s College into a university. His major publications were Roman Society in the Last Century of the Western Empire (1898), Roman Society from Nero to Marcus Aurelius (1904), and finally Roman Society in Gaul in the Merovingian Age, edited and published posthumously in 1926 by his son-in-law, Rev. C. B. Armstrong. The biennial Dill lecture, founded in 1925 to perpetuate his memory, is given on a subject relating to the history, philosophy, language or literature of the classical or medieval worlds.