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My research interest is war. I specialise in experimentation with different methodological approaches to the military and violence in texts, focusing on the portrayal of the Roman soldier in ancient literature and modern receptions. I work primarily with Roman history and Latin literature, but interweave critical military studies, and poststructuralist philosophy (particularly Gilles Deleuze). I completed my PhD at Bristol in 2017, with a thesis which read the bodies and behaviour of the military in Lucan's epic, Civil War, in light of the philosophical theory of ‘multiplicity’. I teach Roman history, Latin, and Classical literature in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, where I am also the Director of Teaching.
I am currently preparing my thesis for publication as a monograph, entitled Arms and the Many. Some of the themes and ideas of this book will also be published in the form of an article (for Ramus, Spring 2020), and as a chapter for an edited volume (Visualising War, CUP). I also run an outreach workshop series in secondary schools, Experiencing War in the Roman World (supported by the Bristol Classics Hub), which aims to encourage pupils to think differently about ancient warfare, and to introduce the Classical world to new audiences.
Research interests: war studies, Roman military history, Latin literature, military sociology, poststructuralist philosophy.
5/12/19 → 5/12/19
10/07/18 → 10/07/18
Chidwick, H-M., 2 Apr 2019, 2 p. Minerva: a journal of translation.
Research output: Other contributionOpen Access
Chidwick, H-M., 9 Nov 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Ramus. 49, 21 p.
Research output: Contribution to journal › Article (Academic Journal)
Chidwick, H-M., 23 Nov 2019, (Unpublished).
Research output: Contribution to conference › Conference Paper
Hannah-Marie Chidwick (Organiser)5 Dec 2019
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in workshop, seminar, course
Hannah-Marie Chidwick (Invited speaker) & Bernadette Salem (Invited speaker)8 Nov 2018 → 10 Nov 2018
Activity: Participating in or organising an event types › Participation in conference