My background is classics and the ancient world generally, with focus on Roman culture and religion. My graduate work has focused on the late Roman world and the emergence of Christianity. My area of specialization is the fourth century Latin West but I’m very comfortable talking about most topics of Roman social and cultural history and any aspect of early Christian history. I’ve done significant research on Christian martyrology, Roman inscriptions, the catacombs at Rome, and early asceticism. Some of my favourite things to talk about are Roman letters (e.g. Vindolanda), relics, ‘Romanisation’ and ‘de-Romanisation’, and the ways that we can glimpse moments of everyday life and universal human experience through artefacts and texts.
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