Research, teaching and support staff in the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology.
An alphabetical list of staff profiles can be found below.
Room numbers, email addresses, and telephone extensions can be found in the staff directory.
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Head of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Prof Alison Sharrock
Professor of Classics
Research specialisms: Latin poetry (particularly Ovid and Augustan poetry), comedy, Lucan, genre, intertextuality and critical theory.
Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Dr Mary Beagon
Reader in Ancient History (Roman)
Research specialism: Cultural and intellectual history of the late Roman Republic and early Empire.
Dr Nicolò Benzi
Lecturer in Classics and Ancient Philosophy
Research specialisms: Ancient philosophy, Greek and Latin language and literature, intellectual history of the ancient world.
Dr Ina Berg
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology / PhD Officer
Research specialisms: Bronze Age Aegean, island studies, quantitative analysis of pottery and the use of ceramics.
Dr Jenny Bryan
Lecturer in Classical Philosophy
Research specialisms: Ancient Philosophy (especially Plato and the Presocratics), genre in Ancient Philosophy.
Prof Stuart Campbell
Professor of Near Eastern Archaeology
Research specialisms: Archaeology of the Near and Middle East, social meanings of pottery, scientific archaeology and the use of computers in archaeology.
Dr Hannah Cobb
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology / SALC Assistant Undergraduate Director
Research specialisms: The theory and philosophy of archaeology, the archaeology of the Mesolithic-Neolithic in Britain and Europe.
Dr Andrew Fear
Lecturer in Ancient History
Research specialisms: The history of the Roman Empire, Roman provincial history (especially Britain and Spain), the Roman army in Roman and Visigothic periods, early Christianity.
Dr Melanie Giles
Senior Lecturer in Archaeology
Research specialisms: Iron Age histories, archaeology of identity and personhood, studies of landscape and place, material culture and art.
Dr Emma Griffiths
Lecturer in Classics
Research specialisms: Greek Drama (especially tragedy), Greek literature, ancient childhood, comparative Mythology.
Dr Maria Kopsacheili
Lecturer in Classical Archaeology
Research specialisms: Archaeology and art of the Hellenistic world.
Prof Christian Laes
Professor of Ancient History
Research specialisms: Socio-cultural history of (Late) Antiquity, epigraphy, Neo-Latin, didactics of Latin and Ancient Greek.
Prof David Langslow
Professor of Classics / William Hulme Professor of Latin / Fellow of the British Academy
Research specialisms: Latin and Greek language (historical and literary aspects), language, literature and social history of technical subjects in the ancient world.
Dr Peter Liddel
Senior Lecturer in Ancient History
Research specialisms: Greek political and social history, Attic oratory (especially post-Social War), Greek inscriptions, 19th-century historiography, ancient Greek historiography.
Dr Roberta Mazza
Lecturer in Classics and Ancient History and Undergraduate Programme Director
Research specialisms: Papyrology, Graeco-Roman material culture, Roman and Byzantine Egypt (administration, society and culture), early Christianity, Roman women and gender studies.
Dr Ruth Morello
Senior Lecturer in Classics / MA Programme Director
Research specialisms: Greek and Roman historiography (especially Livy), Augustan literature, Roman national identity and imperial ideology, ancient epistolography.
Prof Andrew Morrison
Professor of Greek / Assessment Officer
Research specialisms: Greek literature, Pindar and Bacchylides, Herodotus, Horace, Lucretius, the reception of ancient philosophy in literary texts, ancient epistolography.
Dr Nick Overton
Lecturer in Archaeological Practice
Research specialisms: Mesolithic Britain and Europe, European Prehistory, Hunter-Gatherer archaeology, Human-Animal relationships, Zooarchaeology and Social Zooarchaeology.
Dr Tom Phillips
Lecturer in Classics
Research specialisms: Greek and Latin Lyric poetry, Hellenistic poetry, Homer, ancient scholarship, literary theory, Romanticism.
Prof Peter Pormann
Professor of Classics and Graeco-Arabic Studies
Research specialisms: Ancient Medical writings, the Graeco-Arabic tradition.
Prof Alessandro Schiesaro
Professor of Classics / Head of the School of Arts, Languages and Cultures
Research specialisms: Latin literature, literary theory, psychoanalysis and cultural history, poetry and philosophy.
Dr John Taylor
Lecturer in Greek and Latin Language
Research specialisms: Greek and Latin languages and literature, Greek and Roman history.
Prof Julian Thomas
Professor of Archaeology
Research specialisms: Archaeology of Neolithic Britain and Europe, the theory and philosophy of archaeology, the status of archaeology as a discourse of modernity.
Prof Stephen Todd
Professor of Ancient History
Research specialisms: Greek social and legal history, Attic orators (especially Lysias).
Prof Tim Cornell
Professor Emeritus of Ancient History
Research specialisms: historiography, the history of warfare, urbanism and ethnicity, and all aspects of the history of Rome and Italy in the archaic and republican periods.
Prof John Prag
Professor Emeritus of Classics and Ancient History
Research specialisms: Greek iconography and mythology, facial reconstruction, ancient portraiture, chemical analysis of Greek pottery, application of ancient DNA research.
Honorary Research Fellows
Research specialisms: social, geographical and textual variation in Latin, and the evidence this provides for the transition from Latin to the Romance languages.
Research specialisms: Augustan and post-Augustan poetry.
Research specialisms: Latin Literature and Textual Criticism, Roman and Hellenistic History.
Co-ordinator of Classics for all Manchester
Research specialisms: Archaeology, Obsidian, Lithics, Material Culture studies.
Research specialisms: Lycophron’s Alexandra, Hellenistic poetry and Aesthetics, Ancient Greek Literature, visuality, gender expression and performance.
Research specialisms: the emergence and subsequent development of a notion of selfhood, concepts of techn and poetry.
Research specialisms: Archaeology, archaeological textiles.
Professional support staff
Undergraduate Programme Administrator
Undergraduate Admissions Officer
Dr John Piprani
Research specialisms: Early European Prehistory, stone tools, teaching and learning.
Associated academic staff in other departments
Lecturer in Social Anthropology
Head of Art History and Senior Lecturer
Head of History and Senior Lecturer in Medieval History
Senior Lecturer in New Testament Studies
Professor of New Testament
Senior Lecturer in Medieval History
Visiting Academic, The Manchester Museum
Curator of Egypt and Sudan
Professor of Jewish Thought
Deputy Head of Collections