Postdoctoral Leverhulme award for Chloe Bray

Following the recent success of passing her PhD, Chloe Bray has now been awarded funding from the Leverhulme Trust for a two-year research fellowship at Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany. This funding will allow Chloe to work on a monograph entitled “Ancient Greek Landscape between the Intelligible and the Unintelligible”, which will look at fears and anxieties…

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Tom Geue

Congratulations to Tom Geue on being awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship. He will be working on a new interdisciplinary project on Sebastiano Timpanaro, who is one of the great leftist intellectual historians and classical philologists of the twentieth century. Tom plans to take up the fellowship in January 2021. He will spend the majority of the year’s…

Two further awards for Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

Congratulations to Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis, who has been awarded two further research fellowships: a British Academy Mid-Career Fellowship (one year), and another from the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art (one semester). These are for aspects of her research on the reception of Classical material culture in the early nineteenth century. As part…

Giuseppe Pezzini awarded grant by Loeb Classical Library Foundation

Congratulations to Dr Giuseppe Pezzini, who has been awarded a grant by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. Giuseppe will be working on a long-standing project on the Self-Tormentor (Heautontimorumenos) of Terence, contracted to CUP, including a critical edition, a full-scale commentary, and an introduction. The play contains one of the most superb character portrayals in ancient literature,…

Andrea Brock awarded grant by Loeb Classical Library Foundation

Congratulations to Dr Andrea Brock , who has been awarded a grant by the Loeb Classical Library Foundation. Andrea’s grant will support a new phase of coring survey in Rome’s Forum Boarium in the summer of 2019. Through an analysis of sediment boreholes and a variety of environmental samples, the project aims to reconstruct the pre-urban landscape…

Leverhulme Prize awarded to Myles Lavan

Congratulations to Myles Lavan, who has been awarded a Philip Leverhulme Prize by the Leverhulme Trust. The £100,000 prizes reward the achievement of outstanding researchers whose work has already attracted international recognition and whose future career is exceptionally promising. The prize recognises Myles’ contributions to research on imperialism, citizenship and slavery in the Roman empire…

Congratulations to Hallvard Indgjerd

Hallvard Indgjerd has been awarded a BSA studentship,  which will allow him to reside and undertake research at the BSA and Fitch laboratory during the academic year 2018-19. Hallvard will use the time to finish his PhD on Kastro Apalariou, Naxos and the Cycladic Islands during the Late Antique and Byzantine period.

Congratulations to James Crooks

James Crooks has been awarded funding by CAPOD for his “Nearly Experts” podcast series, in which he hosts PhD students from a variety of subjects and backgrounds. In each interview, the postgraduates introduce their research to the public, talking about their thesis and the work that goes into it. Follow “Nearly Experts” on: Facebook iTunes…

Hallvard Indgjerd wins Fitch Bursary Award

Hallvard Indgjerd has been awarded the Fitch Bursary Award for 2017-18 from the British School at Athens. Hallvard is working on a study of Late Roman and Byzantine pottery from Naxos and the Lesser Cyclades in Greece, and the award will help fund his petrographic analysis at the Fitch Laboratory in Athens. By looking at…

Impact award for Jon Hesk and Ralph Anderson

Congratulations to Jon Hesk and Ralph Anderson , who have been awarded a grant from the University’s Knowledge Exchange and Impact Fund. The grant will fund continued work on a project called  ‘Greek drama in the Community’ involving work among others with with local schools and theatre groups.  In particular, Jon and Ralph will collaborate…

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship for Christopher Smith

Congratulations to Christopher Smith who has just been awarded a three-year Leverhulme Major Research fellowship from October 2017 to work on a book project entitled ‘The Roman Kings: A Study in Archaeology, History and Power’. Christopher has been on secondment as Director of the British School at Rome since October 2009: we are looking forward to…

Leverhulme award for Jason König

Congratulations to Professor Jason König, who has won a Leverhulme award for his project ‘Mountains in ancient literature and culture and their postclassical reception’. The award includes funding for a three-year postdoctoral researcher (to work on the reception elements of the project) and also a year’s leave for Jason himself.