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Postgraduate students' current research topics


  • 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)]
  • Carlo Lualdi, Funerary monuments of Messapian elites, Battle narratives and Plant-Motifs in limestone and on painted pottery (late fourth to third centuries BC) [Supervisors: Suzanne Frey-Kupper & William Mack (Birmingham)]
  • Lucy Felmingham-Cockburn, Xenophon's Peri Hippikes. Supervisor: Prof. Michael Scott.
  • Imogen Clark. The disabled body and the poetics of illness in Martial. M4C, jointly supervised by Prof. Victoria Rimell with Prof. Helen Lovatt, University of Nottingham
  • Alessio Ranno, Pindar [Supervisors: Prof. David Fearn & Prof. Enrico Medda (Pisa), co-tutelle with Pisa]
  • Jacqui Butler, Images of female mythological sacrificial characters and the role of the feminine in Roman art [Supervisor: Prof. Zahra Newby]
  • Danchen Zhang, The wind imagery in Sophoclean tragedy [Supervisors: Dr Emmanuela Bakola and Prof. David Fearn]
  • Nathalia Kristensen: The coinage from Palmyra as an investigative tool: monetisation processes and economic patterns in Roman Syria. Supervisor: Prof. Kevin Butcher.
  • Sue Walker, Coinage and sacred spaces at the late Iron Age and Roman Sanctuary at Uley [Supervisor: Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper]
  • Richard Allard-Meldrum, The Imperial Women of the Third Century, 235-285 CE [Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan and Prof. Alison Cooley]
  • Campbell Orchard, The Imperial Coins from the Mint of Tarsus [Supervisors: Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper and Dr Andreas Kropp (Nottingham)]
  • Abby Wall, The role of natural imagery in representing people and places on Roman coinage (3rd century BCE to 3rd century CE) [Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan and Prof. Zahra Newby]
  • Shekinah Vera-Cruz, Working Wonders: Ritual and form in early and classical Roman civil law (5th century BCE to 3rd century CE) [Supervisor: Prof. Alison Cooley]
  • Elena Claudi, The Representation of Otherness in the Imagines of Philostratus [Supervisors: Prof. Zahra Newby and Dr Elena Giusti]
  • Isabella Liggi Asperoni, Aventicum/Avenches, the Capital City Civitas Helvetiorum: study of the coin fnds from the public and private buildings (insulae and beyond) [Supervisors: Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper and Prof Michel Fuchs (Lausanne), cotutelle with Lausanne]


  • Giles Penman, The Commissioning and Artistic Development of Graeco-Roman imagery on Great War British civic cultural artefacts and contemporary responses. Supervisors: Prof Suzanne Frey-Kupper & Dr Pierre Purseigle (History Dept).


  • Jurriaan Gouw, Understanding Power and Post-Truth Politics in the Age of Nerva and Trajan [Supervisors: Prof. Alison Cooley & Dr. Henriette van der Blom (Birmingham)]
  • Rose Su, Materialising the Afterlife: Studying the Roman Thoughts of the Afterlife Through the Mythological Depictions on the Roman Sarcophagi [Supervisor: Prof. Zahra Newby]
  • Victoria Vening-Richards, Eastern Provincial Coinage of the Flavian Imperial Women [Supervisors: Dr Clare Rowan & Dr Andreas Kropp (Nottingham)]

MA by Research

  • Willow Chaddock, Public Engagement within Classics and the Archaeological sites of Pompeii and Knossos [Supervisor: Dr Paul Grigsby]
  • Katie Hyatt, The 'Meta-Meretrix': Ironic Femininity in Roman New Comedy [Supervisor: Prof. Victoria Rimell]
  • Vaggelis Papaioannou, The locally produced and imported Roman pottery from the Apsidal Building of the "Roman Balneum" in Rafina, Attica [Supervisors: Dr Conor Trainor & Prof. Suzanne Frey-Kupper]

Taught MA

  • Gabriella Davy-Ampudia (Ancient Visual and Material Culture)
  • Louise Domogal (Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece)
  • Cameron Heagney (Visual and Material Culture of Ancient Greece)
  • Xiaowei Yu (Visiting Student)



Recent Publications by our postgraduates:

  • Simone Mucci, “Józef Struś (Josephus Struthius) translator of Galen. The case of De antidotis”, Arts et Savoirs [Online], 15 | 2021, Online since 25 June 2021, URL:
  • C. Mann, 'The significance of the military representationof Caracalla upon the coinage of his sole reign (212-217 CE)', Journal of the Numismatic Association of Australia vol 28 (2017): 54-65.
  • D. Wilding et al. Tokens, Writing and (Ac)counting: A Conversation with Denise Schmandt-Besserat and Bill Maurer. Exchanges: the Warwick Research Journal, [S.l.], v. 5, n. 1, p. 1-14, oct. 2017. ISSN 2053-9665.