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Postgraduate students' current research topics


  • Victoria Jewell: Colour Constructs in Ancient Greek Society. Supervisors: Prof Zahra Newby & Prof Michael Scott
  • Nicholas Brown: The Inscribed Sculptures of Archaic Greece. Supervisors: Dr David Fearn & Prof. Michael Scott
  • Denise Wilding: Tokens and Communities in the Roman provinces of Egypt, Gaul and Britain. Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Prof Kevin Butcher
  • Paloma Perez-Galvan: 'Epigraphy Between Manuscript and Print in Southern Europe, 1521-1603’ . Supervisors: Prof Ingrid De Smet & Prof Alison Cooley
  • David Swan: Celtic coinage. Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Prof Kevin Butcher
  • George Green: Gold Coinage in the Roman World: Function and Production. Supervisor: Prof Kevin Butcher
  • Effimia Stavropoulou: Metals, Metallurgy and Divine Agency in Archaic and Classical Greek Literature. Supervisor: Dr Emmanuela Bakola
  • Alessandra Tafaro: Inscribing Flavian Rome: Epigraphic Strategies of Martial’s Epigrams. Supervisors: Prof Alison Cooley & Prof Victoria Rimell
  • Lucy Felmingham-Cockburn: Xenophon's Peri Hippikes. Supervisor: Prof. Michael Scott
  • Kieren Johns: Material representations of Severan imperial power (AD 180 - 235). Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Prof. Alison Cooley
  • Jonathan Madge: Coping with Catastrophe: Political Responses to Natural Disasters between 100 BC and AD 138. Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley
  • Charlotte Mann: Imperial Power and Authority under the Antonine emperors (117-192 CE). Supervisor: Dr Clare Rowan [co-tutelle with Macquarie]
  • Giles Penman: Classicizing iconography on British medals and war memorials of the Great War and contemporary and modern responses. Supervisors: Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper & Dr Pierre Purseigle (History Dept)


  • Carlo Lualdi: The faces of war. Allies and enemies from late Classical times to the Social war in Southern Italy Supervisors: Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper & Dr William Mack (Birmingham)
  • Simone Mucci: Galen's On Antidotes. Supervisor: Dr Caroline Petit
  • Alessio Ranno. Pindar. Supervisors: Dr David Fearn & Prof. Enrico Medda (Pisa)
  • Jacqui Butler: Images of female sacrifice and the role of the feminine in Roman art. Supervisor: Prof. Zahra Newby
  • Matthew Evans: Gymnasia: Architecture and Experience. Supervisors: Prof. Zahra Newby + Prof. Michael Scott.
  • Manuela Marai: Galen's Pharmacological Texts as a Potential Source of New Plant-Derived Antimicrobial Agents. Supervisors: Dr Caroline Petit & Dr Freya Harrison (School of Life Sciences).
  • Lucrezia Sperindio: tragedy and the tragic in Horace's Odes (Prof. Victoria Rimell and Dr Elena Giusti).

MA by Research

  • Karl Schutes. Coinage. Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Butcher
  • Cara Grove. Antigonids and the Sanctuary of Great Gods at Samothrace. Supervisors Dr Conor Trainor & Prof. Michael Scott
  • Katherine Hyatt. Female sexuality in Rome. Supervisor: Prof. Victoria Rimell
  • Lydia Brennan. The influence of Classicism on English Cultural Heritage Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley



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