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- The University of Aberdeen School of Divinity, History and Philosophy, KCS14 King's College, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, AB24 3FX.
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Programme Co-ordinator for Christian and Religious Studies Flexible Programme: http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sdhp/divinity-religious-studies/christian-and-religious-studies-flexible-programme-430.php
I am the resident Classicist here at Aberdeen and this is my 5th fantastic year here!
In terms of education: I studied Classics at King's College (University London) where I read for my MA. In 2006, I graduated from Durham University with a PhD, although my journey in Classics started at St Mary's - and I am truly grateful for that initial inspiration.
Although my teaching centres on Greek and Roman language, culture and history, my research area includes Near Eastern Studies. I am currently researching cross-cultural influences between the Near East and Greece.
I am able to supervise undergraduate and postgraduate students looking to research within the following areas:
- Greek literature (in particular epic, lyric and drama)
- Ancient Greek religion, in particular, mystery religions
- Near Eastern, Greek and Biblical creation narratives
Current research includes a volume on Hesiod: A comparative approach and a volume on Jewish Apocalyptic Literature.
I have collaborated with Dr Sian Lewis (St Andrews Unviersity) on two workshops: Sacred Animals and Monsters in Greek and the Near Eastern Religions (22nd-23rd January 2014) and Animals, Monsters and Demons: a Comparative Approach (22nd-23rd January 2015). We are now working towards an edited volume publication drawn from both events.
Most recently, in 2013, I secured a grant from the Carnegie Trust which facilitated a forthcoming book publication.
I am the course co-ordinator for a number of undergraduate and postgraduate modules (unless otherwise stated below):
Level 1 and Level 2
- DR1039: New Testament Greek I
- DR1072: Religions of the World I
- DR1538: New Testament Greek I
- DR2572: Ancient Mystery Religions
- HC1021: The Building Blocks of European Culture (contributor)
- HC1501: Key Works for European Civilisation
- HC2001: The History and Culture of Ancient Greece
- HC2501: Ancient Rome
- LT1007: Latin I
- LT1507: Latin II
- LT2009: Latin III
- LT2507: Latin IV
- LW1004:Literature in the Classical World (contributor)
- HI3003: The Classical Heritage (contributor)
- HI3004: The Glory that was Greece (contributor)
- HI3304: The Grandeur that was Rome (contributor)
DR301P / DR351P: Special Subject
- HI4516: Dissertation
- DR4046/DR4543: Senior Honours - Special Subject
- DR503H: Postgraduate Greek 1
- DR552H: Postgraduate Greek 2
- DR503G: Postgraduate Greek 3
- DR553G: Postgraduate Greek 4
- HI501A: Latin for Postgraduates (contributor)
- HI511D: Latin for Postgraduates (contributor)
Current second supervisor for the following PhD topics:
- Orpheus and immortality
- Siblings in ancient Greek and biblical narratives
- Role of Women in Ancient Religion
- Ancient Greek attitudes towards death
- Further Info
Outside of my role here at Aberdeen, I am an examiner for The Open University. I also have links to Durham University and University of St Andrews.
I have a number of administration roles:
- Advisor of Studies
- Personal Tutor
- Programme Co-ordinator for Christian and Religious Studies
- Programme Co-ordinator for Postgraduate Certificate in Ancient Greek