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)
    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC166/lecturer-in-greek-literature-ac2036ml/
    Closing date: 10 March
  2. Permanent Lectureship in any area of Classics (from 1 September 2017)
    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC228/lecturer-in-classics-ac2035sb/
    Closing date: 10 March
  3. Two-year Temporary Lectureship in Ancient History (from 1 September 2017)
    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC243/temporary-lecturer-in-ancient-history-ac1869rxml/
    Closing date: 24 March
  4. Three-year Leverhulme Research Project Grant Postdoctoral Fellowship (from 1 July 2017)
    http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AXC158/research-fellow-ar1879mr/
    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.

Dr König launches project website

cl_225-efes-lib-celsus-lwnw-2-web-140x112The University of St Andrews is  hosting a two-year BA/Leverhulme-funded research project on ‘Literary Interactions under Nerva, Trajan and Hadrian‘.

The project brings together researchers with an interest in Nervan-, Trajanic- and Hadrianic-period literature (both Latin and Greek) to examine the texts and the literary culture of the period collectively. It explores the interface between literary, social and political life, and contributes to the wider study of the late first and early second centuries AD.

Working papers are published regularly on the project website.