Four new appointments in the School of Classics

We are excited to announce the appointment of four new members of staff, all of whom will be joining the School from next academic year.

Michael Carroll has been appointed as Lecturer in Greek Literature. Michael completed his PhD in Cambridge in 2014. He works broadly on classical Greek literature, especially on Aeschylus and Pindar, and has a particular interest in cognitive approaches to ancient culture.

Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis has been appointed as Lecturer in Classics. Alexia works broadly on the Greek literature and material culture of the Hellenistic and Roman periods, with a particular interest in ancient religion. She also works on classical reception in the Ottoman empire in the nineteenth century. She is the author of Truly Beyond Wonders: Aelius Aristides and the Cult of Asklepios (OUP, 2010).

Rebecca Usherwood will be joining the School for two years as Lecturer in Ancient History. Rebecca completed her PhD in Nottingham in 2015. Her work focuses on the political and cultural history of the Roman Empire, especially late antiquity, with a particular interest in the history of political disgrace in the reigns of Constantine and his sons.

Dawn Hollis will join the School from July 2017 for three years as Leverhulme postdoctoral research fellow on the project ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. Dawn has recently completed a PhD in the School of History in St Andrews entitled ‘Re-thinking Mountains: Ascents, Aesthetics, and Environment in Early Modern Europe’.


Four new posts in the School of Classics

The School of Classics invites applications for the following job vacancies:

  1. Permanent Lectureship in Greek Literature (from 1 September 2017)
    Closing date: 10 March
  2. Permanent Lectureship in any area of Classics (from 1 September 2017)
    Closing date: 10 March
  3. Two-year Temporary Lectureship in Ancient History (from 1 September 2017)
    Closing date: 24 March
  4. Three-year Leverhulme Research Project Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship (from 1 July 2017)
    Closing date: 24 March
    About the project: Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception

Candidates applying for more than one of the posts are required to make a separate application for each.

Vacancy: Professor in Ancient History

This post is available from September 2015 or earlier. We are seeking to maintain and enhance the academic excellence of the School of Classics by the appointment of a major scholar with internationally recognised expertise in Ancient History (broadly defined, including the material culture of the ancient world). The successful candidate will be required to teach undergraduates and postgraduates for the School’s degree programmes in Ancient History, Ancient History & Archaeology and Classical Studies, to supervise PhD students, and to conduct research that meets the highest standards of excellence. She or he will offer academic leadership, and will make a major contribution to enhancing the School’s research environment and promoting collaborative research.

Closing Date:  21 January 2015

(ML2161) Further details and application

Ancient Libraries

9781107012561Ancient Libraries, a volume of collected essays co-edited by Jason König, Katerina Oikonomopoulou and Greg Woolf, was published in May 2013 by Cambridge University Press. This is the first of three volumes linked with the School’s Leverhulme-funded project on ‘Science and Empire in the Roman World’ which ran from 2007-10.

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