Students working on Ancient World topics

 

Helen Ackers

 Classical Archaeology DPhil, thesis: women's portrait busts, between the Severan and Tetrarchic era.

Moudhy Al-Rashid

Assyriology; history of Medicine; Mental Health in the Ancient World

Renan Baker

Ancient History; Late-Antique Historiography; Roman Empire; Latin Biographies; Vulgar Latin (Anonymus Valesianus and Jordanes); Jewish History in the Second-Temple Period; Modern Linguistic Theories and Ancient Languages; Homeric Greek

Guy Barrett

Classical Languages and Literature; how fate, divine will, tradition and plot interact in the Illiad and the Odyssey

Matern Boeselager

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies; the last Roman Sassanian war (early 7th century AD)

Edward Butcher

Ancient History; Roman military

Janet Dunkelbarger

classical archaeology, specifically Roman Archaeology (urbanism and waste management)

Antonia Edwards

Archaeology; 3rd millennium interactions between Iran and Mesopotamia.

Dragana Filipovic

Archaeology (prehistory); plant material from Catal Hoyuk

Carmela Franco

Classical Archaeology; Roman History; Material Culture (pottery) from 1st to 7th century AD; Trade in the Roman Mediterranean; Archaeometrical pottery analyses; Kilns and ceramic trade; Sicilian amphorae production.

David Friedman

Greco-Roman World; Judaism and Christianity; Thesis: "Josephus on the servile origins of the Jews in Egypt."

Camille Geisz

Classical Languages and Literature; Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis (early 5th century AD)

Simon Glenn

Classical Archaeology; Numismatics; the Hellenistic East; Thesis: The Coinages of the Graeco-Bactrian Kings

Nelson Goering

Comparative Indo-European Philology; Germanic; Indo-Iranian; Greek

Sarah Graham

Classical Archaeology; Dioskouroi: image, myth and cult around the ancient Greek Mediterranean; archaeology of cult; flow of goods, ideas and behavior around the Mediterranean

Yegor Grebnev

Ancient China. Ancient Chinese instruction texts assembled in the collection known as the Yi Zhou shu; Formation of textual canon; Transmission history; Transmitted texts with excavated counterparts; Gradual development of literacy in Ancient China and the different layers of transmitted texts

Ilaria Grimaldi

Archaeology; cultural connections between Africa and Southeast Asia 1000 BC to 1000 AD; scientific archaeology

Nicholas Hanson

Classical Languages & Literature: Mythical seers in Archaic and Classical Greek literature

Laura Hawkins

Assyriology; peripheral Akkadian; Comparative Semitics

Rachel Hopkins

Archaeology; working on methods to date tooth enamel with 14C-dating in order to increase the source of chronological information available to archaeology and the study of the past.

He Xiaoqing

the Tibetan presence in Central Asia (7th-9th AD), a comparative study of the Chinese and Tibetan traslation of certain Buddhist sutras

Maria Kopsacheili

"Palaces and Elite Residences in the Hellenistic Mediterranean; Formation and Purpose"

Classical Archaeology; Hellenistic palaces; ideology of power and spatial organisation; material culture and hybridisation

Brenda Li

Western Tibetan history (13th century AD); biography; text editions; monastic life

Matthew Naiman

Etruscan Archaeology and Classical Numismatics.

Veronika Nikitina

Classics; 

Jessica Piccinini

Ancient History; the oracle of Dodona (Epirus) from the 9th to the mid-4th century BC; archaeology

Gregory Seton

Sanskrit; critical edition, and English translation of the Sanskrit text the “Transcendent Wisdom Scripture in Eight Thousand Verses”

Ema Sikic

Classical Archaeology, Roman art and religion.

Gabriela Sotomayor

Classical Archaeology; Greek and Roman Jewellery; materials, iconography and influence

William Stockland

 

Miranda Williams

Late Antique and Byzantine Studies; foreign policy of the Eastern Roman Empire during the reign of the emperor Justinian 1 (527-565 AD); Roman relations with Sassanian Persia and the Vandal kingdom and Berber tribes of north Africa

Selena Wisnom

Assyriology; Babylonian literature; relations between Mesopotamia and the Mediterranean world; Greece and Rome

Brendan Wolfe

Late Antiquity; Germanic people; the Trinitarian disputes in Christian theology

   
   



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Lectures and Seminars
22 - 22
Oct Oct
President's Seminar: 'Gravity and Levity'
Monday 22 October - 5:30pm

The President’s Seminar series provides a platform for the presentation and discussion of some of the fascinating and ground-breaking research that is carried out by Wolfsonians at all career stages.

In this term's seminar Prof Wolfgang de Melo will talk about gravity and levity in Varro, the Roman Grammarian; Dr Felix Tennie will speak on gravity and what we believe to know about it; Mr Alexander Hardie-Forsyth will focus on Laurence Sterne's line of gravitation.

Clubs & Societies
22 - 22
Oct Oct
Italian language course by OUIS
Monday 22 October - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

The Oxford University Italian Society (OUIS) organises weekly classes open to all those interested in learning Italian. The beginners course is in Wolfson (seminar room 3, but check at the lodge) on Mondays at 19:30. Italian classes at other levels are also organised in different locations.

Lectures and Seminars
24 - 24
Oct Oct
The Kitchen Cabinet, BBC recording
Wednesday 24 October - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

BBC radio's long-running panel show, "The Kitchen Cabinet" comes to Wolfson for recording. TICKETS MUST BE BOOKED via http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/the_kitchen_cabinet_2018 PHOTOGRAPHIC ID MUST BE SHOWN FOR ENTRY