Staff in Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

Professor Dimiter Angelov

Professor Dimiter Angelov

Professor of Byzantine History

My research  and teaching interests lie in the intellectual, political and institutional history of the Byzantine Empire.with a particular focus on the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. I work mostly with textual and literary sources. My book on imperial ideology and political thought in Byzantium (1204-1330) published by Cambridge University Press in 2007 examined a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3731

Email d.angelov@bham.ac.uk

Eamonn Baldwin

Eamonn Baldwin

Research Fellow in Remote Sensing

Eamonn is a Research Fellow in Remote Sensing and is responsible for the VISTACentre's  Remote Sensing division. He has extensive experience in the archaeological application of geomatics in both research and commercial environments. In particular, he specialises in a range of archaeological survey methods, which include geophysical survey (magnetometer, resistance and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 1041

Email e.p.baldwin@bham.ac.uk

Professor Andrew Barker

Emeritus Professor of Classics

I’m most widely known as a specialist in ancient Greek music and musicology, and in the points of intersection between musical theory and philosophy.

Email andrewqbarker@hotmail.com

Dr Andrew Bayliss

Dr Andrew Bayliss

Lecturer in Greek History

I am passionate about Ancient History and what it can teach us about the modern world. Learning how to analyse ancient sources gives us the critical thinking skills we need to evaluate the many forms of information we come across in our daily lives.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 8229

Email a.bayliss@bham.ac.uk

Dr Martin Bommas

Dr Martin Bommas

Senior Lecturer

What I am passionate about as an Egyptologist is the diversity of methodological approaches to archaeological and written sources. My main interests are religion and ritual, religious texts and funerary belief. Egyptology for me is Cultural Studies, especially in combination with interdisciplinary research.

Professor Leslie Brubaker

Professor Leslie Brubaker

Professor of Byzantine Art
Director, Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies

I am Professor of Byzantine Art History, with particular interest in ‘iconoclasm’, the relationship between text and image, and gender. I am also Director of the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies, which is a unique research cluster with an international reputation, a thriving postgraduate community, and its own journal and two monograph series.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 2944

Email l.brubaker@bham.ac.uk

Dr Philip Burton

Reader in Latin and Early Christian Studies

I have a long-standing fascination with three areas – language and linguistics, the early history of Christianity, and the civilization of the Graeco-Roman world. In my work at Birmingham, I'm fortunate enough to be able to pursue these fascinations and to share them with others. In an age when religious fundamentalisms are often seen as one of the great challenges facing humanity, it is a ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 415 8342

Email p.h.burton@bham.ac.uk

Dr Henry Chapman

Dr Henry Chapman

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology and Visualisation

Henry’s research interests centre on the later prehistoric period, and particularly the relationships between human activity and environmental change within past landscapes and focusing on wetland sites. He specialises in the use of digital technologies to enable the modelling and analysis of the wide range of information required for such study to engage with past sites and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5563

Email h.chapman@bham.ac.uk

Dr Richard Thorburn Howard Cuttler

Dr Richard Thorburn Howard Cuttler

Senior Research Fellow

As a Senior Research Fellow my duties entail the development and management of archaeological research projects focused on remote sensing, landscapes and Cultural Resource Management, mainly within the Arabian Gulf region.

Telephone 00974 33162396

Email r.cuttler@bham.ac.uk

Professor Ken Dowden

Professor Ken Dowden

Professor of Classics
Head of School of Philosophy, Theology and Religion

Religion, mythology and the ancient novel are my main interests – whether in research or in teaching. I enjoy the history of ideas, ancient and modern, and the study of texts and lost texts.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5774

Email k.dowden@bham.ac.uk

Dr Archie Dunn

Dr Archie Dunn

Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology

Archie Dunn is a Member of the Council of the British School at Athens, the Committee of the Cotton Foundation and  the editorial board of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies. He directs the Survey of Ancient Thisve/Byzantine Kastorion (Central Greece)in collaboration with the Greek Archaeological Service.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45510

Email a.w.dunn@bham.ac.uk

Prof Simon Esmonde Cleary

Prof Simon Esmonde Cleary

Professor of Roman Archaeology
Head of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology

I am a specialist in Roman archaeology with interests centring on Roman Britain and on Roman France Germany and Spain and Portugal, with a particular interest in Late Antiquity.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5766

Email a.s.esmonde_cleary@bham.ac.uk

Dr Christopher A. Farrell

Teaching Fellow in Ancient History

I joined the department of Classics, Ancient History, and Archaeology at Birmingham in September 2013. Previously I taught Ancient History and literature at King’s College London and Birkbeck.

Telephone +44 (0) 121 41 43944

Email c.a.farrell@bham.ac.uk

Paul Garwood

Paul Garwood

Lecturer in Prehistory

I use archaeological and anthropological perspectives to explore prehistoric social life and cultural expression, focussing on the Neolithic and Bronze Age of Britain and north-west Europe.  My main areas of interest are funerary practices, ritual, monumental architecture, material culture, personhood and landscape, with a strong commitment to fieldwork as a means to investigate prehistoric ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5655

Email p.j.garwood@bham.ac.uk

Dr Eurydice Georganteli

Dr Eurydice Georganteli

Curator of The Barber Institute Coin Collection
Lecturer in Numismatics at the Barber Institute

Eurydice Georganteli studied art, archaeology and numismatics in the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and the University of Oxford. Between 1993 and 1998 she worked for the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, as well as special research assistant in the Department of Coins and Medals, British Museum.

While in Greece, she taught numismatics and history of art in higher and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7332

Email e.georganteli@bham.ac.uk

Dr Matthew Harpster

Marie Curie Fellow

Between 2006 and 2013, Matthew Harpster’s life in northern Cyprus placed him in the unique position of practicing maritime archaeology within a region considered to be militarily-occupied territory by most of the international community; whereas the Republic of Cyprus in southern Cyprus is a state recognized by the United Nations, the sovereignty of the Turkish Republic of Northern ...

Email m.harpster@bham.ac.uk

Professor David H. J. Larmour

Professor David H. J. Larmour

Honorary Professor of Classics

David H. J. Larmour (PhD in Classical Philology, Illinois, 1987) is Paul Whitfield Horn Professor and Head of Classics at Texas Tech University. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham in the UK.

He has been Editor since 2008 of The American Journal of Philology, the oldest classical ...

Email d.h.larmour@bham.ac.uk

Dr Tony Leahy

Dr Tony Leahy

Senior Lecturer in Egyptology

I am an ancient historian, specialising in the study of pharaonic Egypt.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5504

Email m.a.leahy@bham.ac.uk

Professor Susan Limbrey

Emeritus Professor of Archaeology

Continuing research in the Wyre Forest,  on soils and tufaceous wet flushes, with investigation of the hydrology of the forest catchment, in collaboratioin with natural history specialists, to inform the history of the forest and its management.

 

Telephone +44(0)121 41 46627

Email s.limbrey@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alasdair Livingstone

Dr Alasdair Livingstone

Reader in Assyriology

My research is on Ancient Near Eastern Studies with special reference to Iraq and Syria and a concentration on cultural history and literature. I also have interests in Pre-Islamic Arabia.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5505

Email a.livingstone@bham.ac.uk

Dr Niall Livingstone

Dr Niall Livingstone

Senior Lecturer in Classics

Niall works on ancient Greek literature and thought. His research focuses on the relationship between myth, philosophy, science and drama, and how these different ways of thinking and putting forward a view of the world paved the way for one of antiquity’s most important – and most challenging – legacies to the modern world: democracy.

Other interests ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6045

Email n.r.livingstone@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ruth Macrides

Dr Ruth Macrides

Reader in Byzantine Studies

As a researcher in Byzantine history and culture I am particularly interested in historical narratives — their construction as texts — legal texts in their social contexts, Constantinople, palace and ceremonial. I am head of the postgraduate taught programmes of the Centre, convenor of the General Seminar and editor of the journal of the Centre, Byzantine and Modern Greek ...

Telephone +44 (0) 121 414 7544

Email r.j.macrides@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gideon Nisbet

Dr Gideon Nisbet

Reader in Classics

I teach and research in Greek and Latin literature, particularly epigram and Greek writers in the Roman Empire; ancient books on papyrus; and the reception of classical antiquity in modern culture.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45771

Email g.nisbet@bham.ac.uk

Samantha Paul

Samantha Paul

Research Fellow in Archaeology

I am a Research Fellow in Archaeology with a particular interest in prehistory, landscape archaeology and heritage as a public asset. I joined the University of Birmingham as a member of the commercial arm of the department in 2006 and have worked extensively within Cambridgeshire, Herefordshire and the Midlands, project managing a variety of commercial and research ...

Telephone 0121 415 1044

Email s.h.paul@bham.ac.uk

Dr Amanda Phillips

Dr Amanda Phillips

Marie Curie Fellow of the Gerda Henkel Stiftung

My main interests centre on the production of luxury and semi-luxury goods in the Ottoman Empire, and the social and economic contexts of their consumption. My focus is mostly on the years between 1600 and 1800, and on objects made for market and specifically on those intended for use in the home.

Email a.phillips@bham.ac.uk

Dr Gareth Sears

Dr Gareth Sears

Lecturer in Ancient History

I am a Roman historian who teaches and researches on the city, city life and religious change in the Roman world and in particular late Roman North Africa.

Telephone +44 (0)121 41 45507

Email g.m.sears@bham.ac.uk

Dr Alexander Skinner

Lecturer in Roman History

I am a specialist in the history of late antiquity. My academic background lies in the study of ancient and medieval history, across which I have taught broadly. My current research interests lie mainly in the social and political history of the later Roman Empire. I have a particular interest in the aristocracies of the age.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 7823

Email a.g.skinner@bham.ac.uk

Dr David Smith

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology

David Smith’s main research interests concern the interpretation of insect remains from the archaeological record. These are used to investigate landscape and landuse change as well as living conditions in archaeological settlements. He also undertakes commercial consultancy on insect remains from a range of archaeological sites.

David is also the welfare ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 6542

Email d.n.smith@bham.ac.uk

Dr Diana Spencer

Dr Diana Spencer

Reader in Roman Intellectual Culture
Director, College of Arts and Law Graduate School

I'm primarily interested in what we think Romans thought about themselves (as reflected in texts), how they conceptualized themselves as a people, and responded to (and were shaped by) the world they lived in.

Telephone + 44 (0)121 41 47967

Email d.j.spencer@bham.ac.uk

Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos

Dr Elena Theodorakopoulos

Lecturer in Classics

My research interests are in two main areas: Roman poetry of the Republic and Principate, and the reception of classical culture and literature in contemporary film and literature.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 3624

Email e.m.theodorakopoulos@bham.ac.uk

Professor Dimitris Tziovas

Professor Dimitris Tziovas

Professor of Modern Greek Studies

I have taught at the University of Birmingham over twenty years and have supervised many research students. Their research has been disseminated internationally through publication in books or peer-reviewed journals and the standard of my supervision has been recognised by a University Award for Excellence in Doctoral Supervision (2010).

One of my aims in teaching and ...

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5769

Email d.p.tziovas@bham.ac.uk

Dr Ken Wardle

Dr Ken Wardle

Senior Lecturer

Ken Wardle is expert in the archaeology of prehistoric Greece and ancient Macedonia and has directed and taken part in field projects in many parts of Greece.

Telephone +44 (0)121 414 5502

Email k.a.wardle@bham.ac.uk