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Tulsi Parikh

Tulsi Parikh

Supervisor: Professor Robin Osborne

College: Darwin

Title of thesis: The Material of Polytheism in Archaic Greece


  • 2016-present: PhD Classics, University of Cambridge
  • 2012-2014: MA Classical Archaeology, King’s College London
  • 2007-2011: BA (Hons) French and Modern Greek, King’s College London

Research Interests

  • The archaeology of religion
  • The theology and theologies of ancient Greek religion
  • The anthropology of gift giving, in particular votive dedications
  • Greek and Roman art and art history
  • Museum collections

Research Supervision

I supervise undergraduate students in art and archaeology and ancient history.

Other Professional Activities

Co-curator for Beheading the Body, a temporary exhibition at the Museum of Classical Archaeology (2019):\

Co-organiser for the Aegean Archaeology Work-in-Progress Day (June 2019):

Co-convener for the Aegean Archaeology Group (2018-2019):

Conference Papers

‘The diversities of votive dedication and divine interaction in archaic Attica’ (poster presentation), Sanctuaries and Experience: Knowledge, Practice and Space in the Ancient World, Institute of Classical Studies, London (April 2019)

‘Polytheism and the distribution of votives in the Corinthia’, Local Horizons of Greek Religion, University of Sydney (November 2018)

‘Polytheism and the distribution of votives in the Corinthia’, Classical Archaeology Seminar, University of Cambridge (February 2018)

‘The archaeology of religion: interpreting ritual deposits’ (session leader), Aegean Archaeology Group Seminar, University of Cambridge (October 2017)

Upcoming events

Illustrating Ancient History: Bringing the Past to the Present

Nov 03, 2020

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

Upcoming events

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Sep 23, 2020

Professor Mary Beard is starting a new series of her Arts and Culture programme, now called "Inside Culture" on BBC2 (7.30 pm Thursday 24 Sept).

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Sep 09, 2020

Cambridge Classics maintains its place at the top of the Guardian league table

Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies: Professor Cartledge

Jul 27, 2020

The Faculty congratulates Professor Paul Cartledge on becoming President of the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies (the Hellenic Society) in June. Among his predecessors are Professor Easterling, Professor Osborne, and Professor Schofield.

Cambridge Classical Studies Series & Gold Open Access

Jul 01, 2020

The Faculty of Classics is delighted to have reached an agreement with Cambridge University Press by which, for the next three years, five volumes a year in the Cambridge Classical Studies Series (monographs on Classical topics written by academics working in or recently trained in Cambridge) will be published Gold Open Access without charge to the author or the Faculty. This is a significant initiative, designed to maximise the impact of the excellent Classical research being done in Cambridge.

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