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Faculty of Classics

 

Biography

  • PhD Classics (2016-2020), Trinity College, University of Cambridge
  • MPhil Classics and Ancient History (2014-2016), University of Sydney
  • Dip. Arts Ancient Greek and Latin (2013), University of Sydney
  • BA (Honours) Classics and Ancient History/Spanish and Latin American Studies (2009-2012), University of Sydney

Research

  • Ancient Greek cultural history
  • Ancient Greek religion, especially anthropological approaches and constructions of the sacred
  • Ancient science and technology, especially mechanics
  • Hero of Alexandria
  • Texts and objects in Graeco-Roman culture
  • Material culture and theories of object agency and materiality

Publications

Key publications: 

‘Mirrors and the Manufacture of Religious Aura in the Graeco-Roman world’ in M. Gerolemou and L. Diamantopoulou (eds) Mirrors and Mirroring from Antiquity to the Early Modern Period. (Bloomsbury Academic, 2020)

‘The Importance of the Construct: Technological Animation in Ancient Religious Contexts’ in Bur, T., Gerolemou, M. and Ruffell, I. (eds) Technological Animation in Classical Antiquity. (under review).

Manufacturing the Marvellous: Technology and Divine Presence in Ancient Greek Religion (in preparation).

Other publications

Fildes, K., Beck, E., Bur, T. et al. ‘The First Steps on the Journey towards Curriculum Reconciliation in Science, Medicine and Health Education’ Higher Education Research & Development 40:1, 194-206 (2021).

Conference Papers

Response to Em. Prof. T.P Tassios ‘Introduction to Ancient Greek Automata’, ‘Ancient Medicine & Technology Webinar Series’ (September 2020).

‘The importance of the construct in viewing religious automata’,  Technological Animation in Classical Antiquity, University of Exeter (December 2019).

‘The mēchanē and/as religious marvel’, ‘Classical Marvels’, University of St Andrews (May 2019).

‘Mechanisms of/and the sacred in Lucian’s Alexander’, Faculty of Classics Ancient History Seminar Series, University of Cambridge (February 2018).

‘Ancient Automata and Sensory Experience’, Classical Association Conference, University of Bristol (April 2015).

 Ancient Automata and Festival Processions’, Australasian Society for Classical Studies Conference, University of Adelaide (January 2015).

Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellow, Darwin College
Dr Tatiana  Bur
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Affiliations

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Latest news

Language Teaching Assistant

25 July 2021

Details of how to apply for this part time teaching post are now avilable online . Deadline Monday 23rd August 2021.

Open letter on anti-racism: a response from the Faculty Board of Classics

16 July 2021

The response to the Open Letter on anti-racism, together with an action plan outlining the Faculty’s strategy, is now available online. Read here for more details

Martin Millett elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London

7 July 2021

Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, has been elected as President of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2021-24). Founded in 1707, the Society of Antiquaries of London is an educational charity that promotes the understanding of the human past and...

Classics student Lylaah Bhalerao receives a Fulbright Award

5 July 2021

Classics MPhil student Lylaah Bhalerao (Murray Edwards 2017), has received an All Disciplines Fulbright Award to enable her to study at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York University. Lylaah has been selected from a strong applicant pool to pursue doctoral research into how to decolonise ancient...