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…

Congratulations to Andrea Brock

Andrea Brock has been awarded a three year Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship. She will be busy processing data from the second phase of her coring survey in Rome’s river valley, which will take place this summer. She will then develop her research into a book on the ‘Environmental History of Early Rome.’

Leverhulme Research Fellowship for Tom Harrison

Congratulations to Tom Harrison, who has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to cover a year of research leave during 2018-19. He will be working on a project on ‘Belief in Greek Religion’.

Call for applications: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship scheme

School of Classics, University of St Andrews Deadline: Friday 05 January 2018, 5pm We invite applications to this scheme, which aims to provide career development opportunities for those who are at a relatively early stage of their academic careers, but who have a proven record of research. The expectation is that Fellows should undertake a…

Christopher Smith returns to St Andrews

Christopher Smith, Professor of Ancient History, returns to the University of St Andrews to take up a Leverhulme Major Research Grant after eight highly successful years leading Britain’s largest overseas research institution for humanities and the fine arts, the British School at Rome. BSR highlights since 2009 include work at dozens of archaeological sites across…

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,…

Myles Lavan wins BA/Leverhulme funding for Roman citizenship project

Myles Lavan has won a British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant for a project on Roman Citizenship from Hadrian to Alexander Severus  in collaboration with Clifford Ando at the University of Chicago. The project will explore the significance of Roman citizenship before and after Caracalla’s universal grant of 212/213 CE in the light of Myles’ recent work on the scale…

Quantifying Enfranchisement in the Roman Empire

Myles Lavan is using analytical techniques from the natural sciences to solve a long-standing problem in the history of the Roman empire. Rome’s unusual generosity with its citizenship is often cited as a key factor in its success as an imperial power. The incorporation of outsiders figures prominently in the mythical histories that Romans wrote…