an ‘About’ page that is a little more professional…
Postgraduate student in Birmingham, UK
Currently working with the Coin Collection at The Barber Institute of Fine Art, both as a fortunate student and an even more fortunate volunteer, writing catalogue entries for their online coin database (100 times more interesting than it sounds as I’m sure I’ll expand upon in a post).
Also co-organising a conference for undergraduates and postgraduates to come together a discuss research on the Classical, Late Antique and Byzantine World – PG/UG Ancient History and Literature Conference 2012.
I have previous experience writing and editing history articles for the student-led history magazine New Histories (based in Sheffield, UK) and I am currently a peer reviewer for the online journal Rosetta (based in Birmingham, UK).
I have given talks at conferences including:
- Manchester Ancient Worlds Conference – University of Manchester, UK, 1st-2nd March 2012 entitles
Paper entitled ‘Gendered Rule: Western Imperial Women and Gender Boundaries in Late Antiquity’
- “Middle Earth: Exchange, Infuence, Memory & Legacy 300-2012” 13th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies – University of Birmingham, UK, 26th May 2012 (upcoming)
Paper entitled: ‘Gendering eleventh-century Byzantium: Michael Psellos, rhetoric and gender strategy in the Chronographia‘
My main research interests (past & present) are:
- Seventh Century Byzantium
- Gender Studies
- Psellos and the Chronographia
- Late Antiquity and the City of Rome
- Imperial women and Imperial presence
- Early Christian Art
- Latin Epigraphy
I am particularly committed to fostering an interdisciplinary attitude towards history in all my research
My Academia page can be found here