Other Cluster Members

Other Categories of cluster 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.

Kutalmis Görkay

Professor of Classical Archaeology
University of Ankara

Greek and Roman art and architecture, particularly focusing on the archaeology of the domestic sphere in the Roman East.

Director of the archaeological excavations at Zeugma on the Euphrates, with a current focus on the Roman domestic quarter and the city’s main sanctuary.

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

Ricardo Salles (2019)

Researcher
Universidad Nacional 
Autónoma de México
Ancient Philosophy
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