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 Name Position Institutional Affiliation Research Interests Websites
Rebecca SweetmanProfessor of Ancient History and ArchaeologyUniversity of St Andrews

Greek and Roman Archaeology. Roman and Late Antique Crete and the Peloponnese (especially Sparta). Art and Architecture including; Roman and Late Antique mosaics and architecture of Crete and Greece. Christianization of the Peloponnese. Religious architecture. The Cycladic islands in the Roman and Late Antique periods. Network analysis.

Andrea BrockLeverhulme Early Career FellowUniversity of St Andrews

I am an environmental archaeologist with particular expertise in historical ecology and palaeolandscape reconstruction. My current work integrates the literary record on early Rome with geoarchaeological evidence, in order to produce an environmental and topographical reconstruction of Rome’s river valley. I have been involved in several archaeological excavations and surveys, most recently in Rome. As director of the Forum Boarium Project, I have conducted a coring survey of the city’s original river harbour and harbour sanctuary. Among other findings, my research is revealing new insights on the role of environmental stress—in particular frequent flooding and rapid sedimentation in the river valley—on Rome’s urbanization process, as well as the scale of landscape change that occurred alongside urban development.

I also serve as Director of the Centre for Ancient Environmental Studies: https://caes.wp.st-andrews.ac.uk/

Ersin HusseinLecturer in Ancient HistorySwansea University

Local identity formation in the Roman provinces, especially the culture and society of Roman Cyprus on the basis of material culture and inscriptions. Also the cultural value of metals.

Marlena WhitingResearcherUniversity of Mainz

Late Antique/Byzantine Near East; archaeology; social history; architecture of the 6th c. E Mediterranean,
epigraphy, graffiti, pilgrimage, travel, road networks, monasticism, women, lived religion.

Olivia Stewart LesterAssistant Professor of New Testament and Early ChristianityLoyola University Chicago

New Testament, Hellenistic Judaism, Ancient Mediterranean Religion, Gender, Prophecy and Divination

Jane SancinitoAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Massachusetts Lowell

Roman social history, Roman economic history, ancient merchants, ancient numismatics

Megan NutzmanAssistant ProfessorOld Dominion University

Roman and late antique Palestine, magic, Greek and Roman religion

Carolyn La RoccoPhD Student, TutorUniversity of St Andrews

Roman archaeology, Visigothic archaeology, ‘Christianisation’, material culture of identity

Ulla RajalaResearcherStockholm University

Archaeology, epigraphy, funerary archaeology, settlement archaeology, GIS, network analysis, survey

Christina VidebechPhD candidateUniversity of Bergen

Archaeology, Rome, Late Antiquity

Marja VierrosAssociate ProfessorUniversity of Helsinki

Greek language and linguistics, Greek papyri, Greco-Roman Egypt, multilingualism, Digital Classics

Mary McHughProfessor of ClassicsGustavus Adolphus College

Roman world of 1st cent. C.E.; Roman imperial women, especially Livia and Agrippina the Elder and Agrippina the Younger; Tacitus; Food & Foodways; Ancient Philosophy, especially Plato; Muslim innovation and reception of Greco-Roman antiquity

Kimberly Bauser McBrienVisiting Assistant ProfessorTrinity University

Early Christian literature, New Testament, noncanonical literature, Gospels, historical Jesus, social memory, Apocryphon of James, parody

Claire MillingtonPhD CandidateKing's College, London

Imperial Roman army
Frontiers
Roman households
Roman women's roles
Roman archaeology
History of archaeology and classics
Latin epigraphy
Letter writing and social networks in the Roman world
Wikipedia

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Leigh LiebermanDirector of the Digital Research Studio/Visiting Assistant Professor of HistoryThe Claremont Colleges/Claremont McKenna College

Roman Archaeology, particularly in urban settlements of the Italian peninsula, Sicily, and Sardinia; Material Culture; Memory, Place, & Identity; Digital Humanities; Database Development; Legacy Data Curation; Collaboration & Communication in Fieldwork & Research

colleges.claremont.edu/dh
Anysia MerakosPhD CandidateUC Berkeley

I work chiefly on Late Antique intellectual history and the material culture of the later Roman Empire. My research focuses on the power of images and perceptions of piety and the body in Late Antique thought. I am primarily interested in manifestations of holiness in the bodies, portraits, and biographies of pagan and Christian holy men and women. I have recently developed an interest in the relationship between children and parents in Late Antiquity and the role of the family in Christian asceticism. Additional areas of interest include urban topography, the reception of classical texts (Homer especially) in the later Roman and Byzantine empires, and Greek folk culture.

http://ahma.berkeley.edu/people/students/anysia-metrakos
Melissa Bailey KutnerAssistant ProfessorUniversity of Maryland, Baltimore County

Numeracy and measurement, Roman economic history, Domestic space, Cognitive history

http://ancientstudies.umbc.edu/faculty/mbailey/; https://classics.stanford.edu/people/melissa-bailey-kutner; http://umbc.academia.edu/MelissaBailey
Molly Jones-LewisLecturerUniversity of Maryland--Baltimore County

Roman Law, History of Science, Ancient Medicine, Identity in Imperial Rome

http://ancientstudies.umbc.edu/faculty/mjones-lewis/
Ségolène DemouginDirecteur de RechercheÉcole Pratique des Hautes Études, Université Paris 1- La Sorbonne

Roman imperial history, epigraphy, prosopography

http://anhima.fr/spip.php?auteur24&lang=fr
Kathryn WeberGraduate StudentCornell University

Georgia, South Caucasus, Bronze Age, prehistory, archaeology, animals, human-animal relationships, mobile pastoralism, political authority, social complexity, inequality, mobility, power and social Inequality, political and mortuary landscapes, Isotopes, Social Zooarchaeology

http://anthropology.cornell.edu/kathryn-weber; http://cornell.academia.edu/KathrynONeilWeber
Kira JonesAdjunct ProfessorEmory University

Roman, portraiture, Ancient Rome, Flavian, Minerva, Domitian, Roman propaganda, Imperial Rome, William Wetmore Story, Italy, self-representation in the ancient world, the use of myth and religion in Imperial Roman propaganda, shamanic art of the Ancient Americas, and classical reception

http://arthistory.emory.edu/home/people/students/graduate_student_pages/jones.html; http://emory.academia.edu/KiraJones
Annette Yoshiko ReedProfessorNew York University

Second Temple Judaism, early Christianity, and Jewish/Christian relations in Late Antiquity.

http://as.nyu.edu/faculty/annette-yoshiko-reed.html
Virginia BurrusProfessorSyracuse University

Late Antiquity, Greco-Roman Religions, Literary and Cultural History of Christianity, Gender/Sexuality, Orthodoxy/Heresy

http://asfaculty.syr.edu/pages/rel/burrus-virginia.html; https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virginia_Burrus; http://syr.academia.edu/VirginiaBurrus
Orietta CordovanaAssociate Professor, Co-fund Senior FellowAarhus University

Ancient Rome, North Africa, imperialism, frontiers, politics, socioeconomic history, cultural history, western provinces, environmental history, consensus

http://au.academia.edu/OriettaDoraCordovana
Elisabetta BiancoAssociate ProfessorUniversity di Torino, Italy

Greek history and historiography. Athenian strategoi. Strategemata.

http://beniculturali.campusnet.unito.it/do/docenti.pl/Show?_id=ebianco#profilo; http://unito.academia.edu/ElisabettaBianco
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