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Tatiana Bur

Tatiana Bur

Moses and Mary Finley Research Fellow, Darwin College


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 Interests

  • 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

Other Professional Activities

Council member for the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Society (2019-2020)

I have given a number of lectures and workshops as part of widening access programmes, and am always very happy to get involved in such initiatives.

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.

Conference Papers

‘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).

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

Cast Gallery, Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

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Access & Outreach coordinator

Jan 18, 2021

Details of how to apply for this post are now available online. Closing date 11 February 2021.

Inscriptions of Roman Cyrenaica

Jan 13, 2021

An online corpus of more than 2,000 inscriptions in Greek and Latin of the Roman period from Cyrenaica (eastern Libya), of which Joyce Reynolds is the Principal Author has been published to mark her 102nd birthday.

Dr. Neil Hopkinson

Jan 08, 2021

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of Dr. Neil Hopkinson (1957–2021).

New Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology

Jan 06, 2021

Caroline Vout begins her term as Director of the Museum of Classical Archaeology.

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