Other Cluster Members

Other Categories of College Members affiliated to the Ancient World Research Cluster

Members of the Common Room  

Name Research Interests

Heather D. Baker

MPhil, DPhil Oxon
Assistant Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History, University of Toronto  
Assyriology; Ancient Near Eastern history and archaeology; Assyria and Babylonia in the first millenium BC; urbanism, house and household; the royal household and palace

David Blackman

MA Cantab.
Ancient maritime history; maritime archaeology in general; Greek epigraphy

John Brockington

MA, DPhil Oxon; FRSE
The Vālmīki Rāmāyaṇa and later versions of the Rāma narrative, both verbal and visual; history of Vaiṣṇavism

Mary Brockington

BA, MA Oxon
Narratology, with special reference to the development of the Rāmāyaṇa and other ancient South Asian traditional narratives

Teresa Fitzherbert

MA Edinburgh; MPhil Oxon; PhD Edinburgh
Greater Iran at all periods, but particularly under Mongol rule

Sarah V. Graham (Dir)

MA Edinburgh; MSt, DPhil Oxon

Archaeology; religious practice, image, myth and cult around the ancient Greek Mediterranean, the Dioskouroi.

Roman reception and transmission of Ancient Greek practice and cult.

Early travellers in Greece and reception of classical ideas in Western Europe. Archaeoogy and archaeologists in the Second World War.

Martin Henig

MA, DPhil, DLitt Oxon, FSA

Art and archaeoogy, especially engraved gemstones, and sculpture in the archaeology, culture and religion of Roman Britain.

Theology, especially as it affects our attitude to animals and the wider creation including attitudes to animals in Antiquity.

Richard Hitchman

MA, MPhil, DPhil Oxon
Greek personal names

John (Jack) Kroll

Emeritus Professor, Univ. of Texas, Austin’ Honorary Research Associate, Herberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum
Greek History; Coinage; Epigraphy

Ionut Moise

DPhil Oxon

Comparative Philosophy (with a book project in progress) that looks into classical and medieval Sanskrit texts, as well as classical Greek and Analytical philosophical sources; Philosophy of Physics; Comparative Religion; Indian philosophy and Sanskrit philology. 

Michael Roaf

DPhil Oxon
Prof. emer. für Vorderasiatische Archäologie, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich
Near Eastern archaeology

John Sellars

Lecturer in Philosophy, Royal Holloway, University of London
Greek and Roman philosophy and their later reception

John David Thomas

Honorary Research Fellow, Durham University
Classics (i.e.Greek and Latin) in particular Papyrology, Palaeography and Roman History generally

Robert Thomas

PhD Southampton
Professor Emeritus, University of Manitoba
Ancient geometry and astronomy (study and translation of Euclid's Phaenomena and the Spherics of Theodosios)

Associate Members of the Common Room

Eleanor Dickey

FBA Reading; DPhil Oxon 
Professor of Classics, University of Reading                      
Greek and Latin languages and literatures; ancient education; language contact; sociolinguistics; ancient scholarship.

Students

Saqib Hussain

DPhil in Oriental Studies                            
Biblical Wisdom Literature, its evolution into Late Antiquity, and into the Qur'anic milieu

Claire Gardom

DPhil in Ancient History
Clement of Alexandria; sensory studies.

Lynn-Salammbô Zimmermann

DPhil in Assyriology
Kassite period, letters, law, administration, state organization, seals, sealing practice.

Grace Stafford

DPhil in Classical Archaeology
Late Antique art and archaeoloy; gender; pilgrimage.

Valters Negribs

DPhil in Oriental Studies
Indian asceticism; Sanskrit epics; Indian Buddhism; history of yoga

Visiting Scholars affiliated to the Cluster

Concepción Cabrillana (2016)

Professor of Latin Philology
University of Santiago de
Compostela (Spain)
Latin philology
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Events

The latest from Wolfson College

21 January 2019
Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer to deliver Annual London Lecture at Lincoln's Inn

Wolfson College is privileged to have Professor Tarje Nissen-Meyer deliver the Annual London Lecture.

18 January 2019
Jon Stallworthy Poetry Prize 2019 Winner Announced

Wolfson College is honoured to announce that the winner of this year's competition was Andrew Wynn Owen for Lines of Decline.

17 January 2019
The Academics at Risk campaign

Last term the College raised almost £25,000 to place an academic at risk and their family at Wolfson.

Our upcoming events

Lectures and Seminars
22 - 22
Jan Jan
Weinrebe Lecture 1, Notes from the Silence: writing the lives of women composers
Tuesday 22 January - 5:30pm to 7:00pm

Due to the tireless work of musicologists such as Anna Beer, a rich legacy of music by women has been, and continues to be, unearthed. The tide is, however, beginning to turn and we are hearing more female composers. But how can we, indeed how should we, write these composers' lives? In the first Weinrebe Lecture of 2019, Anna will share her insights into gender, creativity and life-writing.

Networking
23 - 23
Jan Jan
Digital Research Cluster Lunch
Wednesday 23 January - 12:30pm to 1:30pm

Do you use, or are you interested in using, digital technologies for research in any discipline? The lunch is an opportunity to meet and discuss your work with technology specialists and other academics, and to explore further opportunities in the College and Oxford. Contact David Robey (david.robey@wolfson.ox.ac.uk) for further information.

Lectures and Seminars
23 - 23
Jan Jan
AWRC Lunch Table and Talk - Dr Elise Morero
Wednesday 23 January - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Lunch Table in Hall from 12:30, followed by a talk in the Florey Room at 13:15 delivered by Dr Elise Morero (Postdoc researcher at the Khalili Research Centre) on The contribution of ancient technology analysis to the history and history of art: the study of relief-carving on medieval Islamic rock crystal vessels (9-12th c.). Coffee and cakes will be served.

Lunch Table open to Cluster members.

Talk open to ALL.