MemberElodie Paillard

Lecturer and Scientific Collaborator in the Department of Classics (Ancient Greek) at the University of Basel, and Honorary Associate in the Department of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Sydney. Her research project, on Greek Theatre in Republican Italy, is sponsored by the Swiss National Science Foundation. Member of the editorial board of the journal ‘Mediterranean Archaeology’.

MemberJulia Mattes

… and Early Sedantism in Interaction. Visible Traces of the Early Urban Mind in Continental and Northern Europe. In: P. Sinclair; G. Nordquist; F. Herschend; C. Isendahl. The Urban Mind: Cultural and Environmental Dynamics. Serie: Studies in Global Archaeology. Förlag: Department of Archaeology and Ancient History. (Uppsala 2010), 89-112.
Julia Mattes, Rituelle Räume. Bronzezeitliche Kultbauten in Südskandinavien. In: B. Horejs – T. Kienlin (Hrsg.), Siedlung und Handwerk. Studien zu sozialen Kontexten in der Bronzezeit. Sitzungen der Arbeitsgemeinschaft Bronzezeit in Schleswig 2007 un…

Hello and good day, My name is Dr. Julia Mattes M.A. I am a researcher in both prehistoric archaeology and art history. Due to a broad education and a liking for ‘thinking outside the box’ I enjoy to work in different fields of academia and have a wide-ranging expertise. I am a member of the Department of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University as well as an independent scholar and holder of a number of grants. My reserach interests are European prehistoric cult and religion, ancient diseases, climate change, ancient art and art history, gender in (pre)history and many more.

MemberManuel Ramírez-Sánchez

Associate Professor of Historiographic Sciences and Technics in the Department of Historical Sciences of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Canary Islands, Spain). BA, Geography and History, University of La Laguna (1989). MA, Ancient History, University of Salamanca (1991). PhD, History, University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (1999). Faculty member of the Research Institute of Textual Analysis and Applications (IATEXT), of the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

MemberYvonne Seale

…Ph.D., History, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 2016.

M.Litt., Mediæval History, University of St Andrews, Scotland, 2008.

B.A. (Hons.), History with Ancient History and Archaeology, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, 2006….

I am an Assistant Professor in the History Department of the State University of New York-Geneseo, where I teach courses with a focus on medieval history, women’s history, and the digital humanities. I earned my BA in History, Ancient History and Archaeology from Trinity College Dublin, and my MLitt in Mediaeval History from the University of St Andrews. I obtained my PhD in History from The University of Iowa in 2016. Follow me on Twitter at @yvonneseale or email me at

MemberEmma Dwyer

…Hon. Research Fellow, School of Archaeology & Ancient History, University of Leicester

Hon. Secretary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology

Full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA)

Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA)

Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA), member of the Society for Historical Archaeology, and Oral History Society….

I develop research projects and studentships with collaborative partners in Higher Education and the wider archaeology sector for MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), the only archaeology unit that is a UKRI Independent Research Organisation. I was previously Business Development Executive (Heritage) at the University of Leicester, developing collaborative research, consultancy, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and contract research projects between organisations in the heritage sector and academic staff in the Schools of Archaeology & Ancient History, History, Arts, and Museum Studies. These knowledge exchange activities ensure that teaching and research into heritage and the historic environment continues to inform, and be informed by, professional practice. I undertook my PhD at Leicester’s Centre for Historical Archaeology, in the School of Archaeology & Ancient History, where I contributed to undergraduate and postgraduate teaching in Historical Archaeology. Before coming to Leicester I was Senior Archaeologist in the Built Heritage department at MOLA and previously worked for archaeology units across Britain. I am a full Member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (MCIfA), Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA) and Hon. Secretary of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology.

MemberCarl R. Rice

…Ph.D. Candidate, Ancient History…
…ma cum laude, West Virginia University, 2013

M.A. in History, awarded with distinction, North Carolina State University, 2016

M.A. in History, awarded en route to Ph.D., Yale University, 2019

M.Phil. in History & Classics, awarded en route to Ph.D., Yale University 2019

Ph.D. in Ancient History, Yale University, in progress (anticipated 2023)…

I am a doctoral candidate in Yale University’s combined program in ancient history. I first graduated from West Virginia University in 2013 with two bachelor’s degrees (history and religious studies), then from North Carolina State University in 2016 with a master’s degree in history.   My dissertation project, titled “Religio Licita: Empire, Religion, and Civic Subject, 250-450 CE,” explores the question of normative religion and its role in shaping the subjects of empire in the third, fourth, and fifth centuries. Drawing on an array of primary sources (including historiography, oratory, legal texts, numismatics, and material culture), I argue that the late Roman state became increasingly concerned with policing the boundaries of permissible religio and employed a variety of coercive strategies to enforce conformity. My dissertation project examines the development and articulation of this normative discourse and its consequences for the empire’s subjects.   In addition, I am interested in gender and sexuality studies in the Roman and late Roman worlds, social and cultural histories of antiquity more broadly, and exploring various critical approaches to ‘doing’ ancient history. I also enjoy thinking about various strategies for teaching the ancient world in a modern university classroom.   Please feel free to write me at