Fellows working on Ancient World topics

Dr Nicholas Allen

(Emeritus Fellow)

Indo-European cultural comparativism. While Indo-European languages clearly have a common origin, how far the cultures do is controversial, but comparison suggests that (e.g.) Homer and the Sanskrit Mahābhārata both derive from a vanished oral proto-epic.

Dr Imre Bangha

University Lecturer in Hindi (GBF)

The emergence of Hindi as a literary dialect in various scripts; textual transmission and Hindi manuscript culture

Dr James Benson

University Lecturer in Sanskrit (GBF)

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Research Fellow, Wolfson College (RF) and University of Glasgow

Classics and Ancient History

Dr Sebastian Brock

Emeritus Reader in Syriac Studies (EF)

Aramaic and Syriac, especially Syriac literature and translations from Greek

Dr Jacob Dahl

University Lecturer in Assyriology (GBF)

Assyriology; Early Writing; Late 3rd Millennium BC Social History of southern Mesopotamia

Dr Janet DeLaine

University Lecturer in Roman Archaeology (GBF)

Dr Philip Kay

(Supernumerary Fellow)

The economy of the Roman Republic and ancient banking

Mr Michael Macdonald

Research Associate of the Khalili Research Centre, Academic Director of the ‘Online Corpus of the Inscriptions of Ancient North Arabia’ and ‘Ancient Arabia: Languages and Cultures projects’ (SF)

Languages and scripts of ancient Syria, Jordan and Arabia, ancient literacy in the Near East, pre-history of the Arabic language, rock art, ancient nomads of Syria and Arabia.

Dr Wolfgang de Melo

University Lecturer in Classical Philology (GBF)

Professor Martin Goodman

Reader in Jewish Studies; Professor of Jewish Studies (GBF)

Professor Christopher Howgego

Keeper of the Heberden Coin Room; Professor of Greek and Roman Numismatics (GBF)

Greek and Roman coins, coins and history (especially economic and cultural)

Dr Marek Jankowiak

Research Associate of the Khalili Research Centre (RF)

early Byzantine and early Islamic history; the Monothelete controversy; economic history of the early Middle Ages; slavery and slave trade; Islamic coinage

Professor Jeremy Johns

University Lecturer in Islamic Archaeology; Professor of the Art and Archaeology of the Islamic Mediterranean (GBF)

Dr James Lewis

University Lecturer in Korean History (GBF)

Prof Philomen Probert

University Lecturer in Classical Philology and Linguistics (GBF)

Dr Ellen Rice

Senior Research Fellow, Ancient History and Archaeology (GBF)

Prof Ulrike Roesler

University Lecturer in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies (GBF)

Cultural exchanges between India and Tibet; narrative literature in a cross-Asian perspective; early Tibetan biographies

Professor Richard Sorabji

(Honorary Fellow)

Ancient Philosophy and Science, 600 BCE-600 CE, its transmission to Islam and Europe, influence, utility, and comparison with other philosophies

Dr Peter Stewart

University Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology (GBF)

Dr David Taylor

University Lecturer in Aramaic and Syriac (GBF)

Dr Elizabeth Tucker

Jill Hart Senior Research Fellow in Indo-Iranian Philology; teaching member of the Faculty of Oriental Studies and the Faculty of Linguistics (SF)

The earliest languages and texts which document the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European family: Vedic Sanskrit, Avestan and Old Persian.

Dr Susan Walker

Keeper of Antiquities, Ashmolean Museum (GBF)

Professor Oliver Watson

Professor of Islamic Art and Architecture (GBF)

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19 September 2018
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Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Sep Sep
The Magnificent Seven (plus): A study of early Islamic rock crystal wine jugs
Tuesday 25 September - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
Concert and Plays
29 - 29
Sep Sep
Carmen
Saturday 29 September - 7:30pm to 10:00pm

Barefoot Opera, well known for its strong production values, ensemble work, and fresh interpretation, brings its unique style to the opera everyone knows and loves: 'Carmen' by Bizet. Our brilliant young soloists include young talents from the Guildhall School of Music and the Welsh Opera Academy. At the start of their careers, they will be accompanied by Barefoot Opera’s signature ensemble of free-base accordion double-bass, clarinet, and keyboard.

Art exhibition
30 - 30
Sep Sep
Steve Empson: Exhibition Private View
Sunday 30 September - 12:00pm

PRIVATE VIEW - Sunday 30 September from 12 noon to 3 pm.
Steve Empson observes two coastal communities, in Kent and Co Durham, he considers to be similar in many aspects. Both places are out on a limb, and he sees them as being quirky and attractively at the edge of society. In paintings and drawings of mixed media, he attempts to get across his feeling for these places.