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Research overview

I am a PhD researcher at the University of St Andrews, supervised by Dr Carlos Machado, Professor Rebecca Sweetman and Professor Jason König. My PhD will focus on the importance of network analysis in answering questions surrounding the Christianisation of northern Greece, with a particular interest in Late Antique Macedonia. I am to do this by looking at the diffusion of monumental Christian churches in urban and rural places and the effect these spaces would have had on religious experiences. My research is funded by the Ewan & Christine Brown Postgraduate Scholarship in the Arts and Humanities.

Biography

I completed my BA (Hons) at the University of Southampton in Archaeology and Ancient History in 2021. In 2022 I graduated with distinction from the MSc in Archaeology at the University of Oxford. My dissertation entitled 'Late Antique Christian Bread Stamps: The Possibilities and Difficulties of Archaeological Interpretation', was supervised by Dr Ine Jacobs. Between 2022 and 2023 I worked as a commercial archaeologist in the UK and gained invaluable experience in both field archaeology and post-excavation before joining St Andrews to begin my PhD.

Research interests

  • Roman and Late Antique Archaeology
  • Early Christian Archaeology
  • Pilgrimage and Religious Experience in Antiquity
  • The Archaeology of Greece
  • Networks
  • Landscape, Topography and Place-Making

Education/Academic qualification

Master in Science, University of Oxford

Oct 2021Sept 2022

Award Date: 5 Nov 2022

Bachelor of Arts, UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Sept 2018Jun 2021

Award Date: 30 Jun 2021

Keywords

  • DE The Mediterranean Region. The Greco-Roman World
  • DF Greece
  • BR Christianity

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