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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

Regius Professorship of Greek

3 June 2022

The Board of Electors to the Regius Professorship of Greek invite applications for this Professorship from persons whose work falls within the general field of the Professorship to take up appointment on 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. For more information see details here. Closing date: 2 September 2022

‘Digital Thessaly' project

24 May 2022

The British School at Athens and the Archives of the Faculty of Classics and Pembroke College are pleased to announce that the first phase of the project ‘Digital Thessaly’ has been completed. Funded by the Cambridge Digital Humanities, this project reunites on BSA Digital Collections Alan Wace’s research notebooks that...

Teaching Associate in Ancient History

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Details of how to apply for this full time, fixed term post are now available online: https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/34954/

Museum Education and Outreach Coordinator

17 May 2022

Details of how to apply of this part time, fixed term post are now available online. https://www.jobs.cam.ac.uk/job/35015/ Closing date: 20 June 2022.