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 ...
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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.
Senior 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.
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Reader in Egyptology
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.
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Professor of Byzantine Art
Director, Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies
I am Professor of Byzantine Art History, with particular interest in the cult of the Virgin, ‘iconoclasm’, the relationship between text and image, manuscripts, 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 ...
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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 ...
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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 landscapes.
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Honorary Professor of Ancient History
Tim Cornell is Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at the University of Manchester. He is also Honorary Professor in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham. He recently published (as General Editor and principal contributor) The Fragments of the Roman Historians, 3 vols., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013.
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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Senior 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 ...
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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 academic institutions, ...
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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 Cyprus ...
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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 ...
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.
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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.
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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 ...
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Lecturer in Greek History and Culture
As an ancient historian, I enjoy studying the political and social history of ancient communities, especially the Greek city-states. So far I have concentrated on interstate relations in the Classical and Hellenistic world, with a particular focus on the history of interstate institutions, but for my next major research project I look forward to exploring what citizenship meant at different ...
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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 ...
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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.
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Research Fellow in Archaeology
As a Research Fellow within the department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology my main role is to compile, analyse and deposit the archival material from Birmingham Archaeology; the results from twenty five years of commercial and research excavations at the University of Birmingham. This work has enabled my research interests in British Pre-history, landscape archaeology, how people ...
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Senior 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.
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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 ...
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Professor of Classics
Dean of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences
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.
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Senior 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.
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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 ...
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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.
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Birmingham Fellow in Visual and Material Culture of Classical Antiquity
My research focuses on the art and architecture of the Hellenistic and Roman periods and undertakes to understand the ways in which the cultural interaction between Greeks and Romans informed their artistic production as well as the shaping of their built environment.
In my first monograph, I examined the architecture of Roman luxury villas around the Bay of Naples to address the cultural ...
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