Department of Classics & Ancient History

  • BS8 1TB

    United Kingdom

Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Department of Classics and Ancient History ranks among the best in Britain and enjoys an international reputation. It has been highly praised for its innovative approach to the teaching of Classics and Ancient History, and draws a diverse body of undergraduate and postgraduate students.

The Department is highly rated for its original and cutting edge research, and it has been awarded a five (international excellence in some sub-areas of activity and national excellence in virtually all others) in all Research Assessment Exercises so far.

The academic staff offers many perspectives on the ancient world, drawing on the insights offered by, for instance, structuralism, Marxism, deconstruction, psychoanalysis and anthropology, and a wide range of specialisms, such as:

  • myth and religion
  • reception and the classical tradition
  • history and historiography
  • visual and material culture
  • literary and critical theory
  • literature
  • intellectual history

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    Research Output

  • Anne Carson/Antiquity

    Jansen, L., 2021, (In preparation) Bloomsbury Academic.

    Research output: Book/ReportEdited book

    Projects

    Student theses

    Fiction and the Historical Frame

    Author: Cole, R., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: O'Gorman, E. (Supervisor) & Sandwell, I. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Fluid Bodies: Queering Gender in Ancient Greece

    Author: Rengel, B., 23 Jan 2019

    Supervisor: Michelakis, P. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Philosophy (MPhil)

    File

    Hatred in Hesiod

    Author: Kilgallon, S., 25 Jun 2019

    Supervisor: Michelakis, P. (Supervisor) & Lampe, K. W. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)

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    Prizes

    Bristol University Teaching Award(PGR Supervision)

    Momigliano, Nicoletta (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Bristol University Teaching Award (Students' Award)

    Momigliano, Nicoletta (Recipient), 2014

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant

    Jansen, Laura I (Recipient), 20 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prizes, Medals, Awards and Grants

  • Activities

    Keynote lecture on "Lightness, quickness, multiplicity. Three memos for Classicists"

    Laura I Jansen (Participant)

    6 Apr 2022

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesInvited talk

    Editing Greek and Roman Fragmentary Drama: A Word to the Editors

    Lyndsay Coo (Invited speaker)

    2021 → …

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

    ‘Classics and "Literatura incompleta": Borges’

    Laura I Jansen (Participant)

    28 May 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference