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Research

Cambridge is a lively and diverse location for classical research: the Faculty aims to further individual and collaborative research into all major aspects of Classical culture and its reception at the highest possible level of attainment, and is recognised as a leading centre in the subject world-wide.

Our research community includes University Teaching Officers (UTOs), College Teaching Officers (CTOs), Junior Research Fellows (JRFs), Post-Doctoral Fellows, and Graduate Students. There are six ‘caucuses’ within the Faculty focused on the main on the main sub-disciplines within  the subject--literature, ancient philosophy, ancient history, classical art and archaeology, linguistics, and interdisciplinary studies—which help to coordinate both teaching and research. These run series of research seminars in their area every year, where staff, visitors, and students present and discuss their work.  

On these pages you can find further information about some of particular ways in which classical research is conducted and promoted at Cambridge—about the collaborative research projects which some of us are responsible for, the conferences we are planning, and the post-doctoral funding applications we are keen to support. The Faculty hosts or is involved in a number of research projects, and hosts a wide range of conferences. Information about postdoctoral research funding opportunities has its own page.

 

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Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

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

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

Facilitating school visits and learning Latin with MoCA

Feb 23, 2021

Justyna Ladosz, Education and Outreach Coordinator in the Museum of Classical Archaeology, explains how she continues to facilitate lessons for school groups whilst the Museum remains closed, and how the Faculty’s students continue to deliver the Learn Latin with MoCA project.

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