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Nicholas Brown

PhD Candidate

Email: nicholas dot brown at warwick dot ac dot uk
Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick
Coventry CV4 7AL


Nick is currently a Classics PhD candidate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, having started in 2015. Nick's PhD, supervised by Prof. Michael Scott and Dr David Fearn, investigates Archaic sculptures that bear inscriptions upon their bodies and how this is expressive of Archaic conceptions of Art and Text, as well as the development of epigrams as a cultural product.

Research interests

Nick's research interests include Art and Text in the ancient and modern worlds, Greek art and architecture, Greek epigram, ekphrastic writing, the reception of classical art since the 19th century, Second Sophistic literature


Greek Culture and Society- The Symposium (seminar); Greek Art and Architecture.

Art and Architecture of Asia Minor- Dedications and Votives

Greek Religion- Panhellenism at Delphi and Olympia

Nick has taught on the Sutton Trust Summer School (2016, 2107) on subjects from Ancient Art, Homer and Epic, Pre-Socratic and Platonic Philosophy, as well as tours in the Ashmolean and Fitzwilliam Museums.

Outreach is also a large part of Nick's experience at Warwick, having taken part in numerous departmental outreach activities and teaching, as well as leading sculpture and colour tours for the Warwick Arts Centre's Education Department in conjunction with the Mead Gallery for students aged from 4-18.

During the summer, Nick has acted in a pastoral and teaching role as Course Manager on the British School at Athens Undergraduate Summer Course 2014-2017.

Additional Responsibilities

Co-organiser (alongside Naomi Carless Unwin) of the workshop 'Visuality of Text: Interdisciplinary approaches to the display of the word' on 20th October 2018.

For the academic year 2016-7 Nick was organiser of the Postgraduate Work in Progress Seminar Series.

From October 2016- February 2018 Nick was the Editor of the Classical Texting Blog.