Dr Hannah-Marie D Chidwick

BA (Bristol), MA (Bristol), PhD

  • BS8 1TB

20142019

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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 Warin 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. 

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