Congratulations to Rebecca Sweetman, who has just been awarded a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship, for a project entitled ‘The Roman and Late Antique Cyclades: Networks, Economy and Religion‘. The fellowship will pay for teaching replacement for two years of research leave from September 2016.
The aim of this project is to produce for the first time a diachronic study of the Cyclades in the Roman and Late Antique periods. The study will cross the traditional divide that has separated the two periods and will examine the material from both local and non-local perspectives. In addition to offering an overview of the islands it will also contribute to our understanding of broader questions about the nature of provinces in the Roman Empire and Christianization processes in the Eastern Mediterranean.