skip to content

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
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

Classifications: 

Latest news

Publication of the Cambridge Greek Lexicon

13 April 2021

The much-anticipated Cambridge Greek Lexicon will be published by Cambridge University Press (CUP) on 22nd April 2021. Written by an editorial team based in the Faculty, the Cambridge Greek Lexicon , which has been twenty years in the making, covers the most widely read ancient literary texts, from Homer to the Hellenistic...

Professor Paul Cartledge receives one of Greece’s highest honours

13 April 2021

Professor Paul Cartledge, Emeritus A.G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture, received the Commander of the Order of Honour (Ταξιάρχης τῆς Τιμῆς), for his 'contribution to enhancing Greece's stature abroad'. One of the highest honours the Greek state can give, Paul received the honour from the H. E. Ambassador to London...

Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

24 February 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

24 February 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.