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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23 October 2017
Imagining the Divine: Exhibition

Wolfson scholars collaborate on a unique exhibition on the art of major world religions at the Ashmolean Museum.

23 October 2017
The College Record 2017

The Wolfson College Record is a formal account of the past year and includes the final President's Letter from Professor Dame Hermione Lee.

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9 October 2017
Message from the Acting President

A warm welcome to those new to Wolfson, and a warm welcome back to those who have been travelling during the summer or hiding away in libraries or...

Our upcoming events

Concert and Plays
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Staging the Modernist Life: Auto/biography, performance, and H.D.
Tuesday 24 October -
1:30pm to 2:30pm

In this lecture/performance, Sasha Colby will discuss the process of transforming auto/biographical materials into biographical drama in her recent book project Staging Modernist Lives: H.D., Mina Loy, Nancy Cunard, Three Plays and Criticism (McGill-Queen's UP, 2017). With an emphasis on the poet, novelist, and memoirist H.D.

Networking
24 - 24
Oct Oct
Slanguages exhibition: launch party
Tuesday 24 October -
4:00pm to 7:00pm

Our Creative Multilingualism Languages in the Creative Economy exhibition will feature the work, archives and ephemera related to the work of three Birmingham-based artists who use different languages in their musical and artistic work.

Lectures and Seminars
25 - 25
Oct Oct
Tennyson, Celebrity and Portraiture
Wednesday 25 October -
5:30pm to 7:00pm

This lecture will explore how publishers became responsible for promoting authors through portraiture in the mid-Victorian period. In particular it will focus on Edward Moxon and his role in expanding the readership of both William Wordsworth and Alfred Tennyson. While portraits of Wordsworth were relatively scarce, Tennyson was surrounded by sculptors, painters and photographers, which led to a new and disturbing experience of literary celebrity that had a major impact on his career.