Teaching Fellow in Roman History and Culture
Tel: 24918, Room 226
Humanities Building, University Road
University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
Dr Hannah Mitchell studied Ancient History at the University of Sydney, before moving to the University of St Andrews for her doctoral research. She joined the University of Warwick as a Teaching Fellow in 2014. After a sojourn as a Lecturer in Roman Republican History at the University of Oxford in 2015-16, she returned to teach at Warwick in September 2016.
My research focuses on the political history of the Triumviral period (43 - 31 BC), and particularly the careers and self-presentation of the Roman magistrates who held office during this time of civil war and political upheaval.
My PhD thesis, entitled The Self-Presentation of the Triumviral Aristocracy, was completed in 2013. The thesis examined aristocratic self-presentation in three case studies (building projects in the city of Rome, oratory, and the writing of memoirs), in order to demonstrate some of the ways in which leading aristocrats negotiated their roles as political actors in the period of civil war. The major contributions of this research are its collection and analysis of the texts of the triumviral aristocrats as a distinct group, its demonstration of the aristocrats’ preoccupation with their own dignitas (reputation, standing), and its analysis of self-fashioning as a vital aspect of power during the political and military crisis. I am currently working on the conversion of the thesis into a monograph.
Teaching and supervision
• Welch, K. & Mitchell, H., ‘Revisiting the Roman Alexander’, Antichthon 47, 2013, 80-100.
In Reference Works:
• ‘Titus Pomponius Atticus’, The Literary Encyclopedia, first published 05 March 2014
• ‘Messalla Corvinus’, The Literary Encyclopedia, first published 28 January 2014
BA (Hons), MPhil (University of Sydney)
PhD (University of St Andrews)