I completed my undergraduate degree in Classics at University College, Oxford in 2019, and now return to pursue an MSt in Classical Archaeology at Lincoln College.
My main research interests lie in the Hellenistic Period, specifically in the cultural convergence between the powers of Macedonia and Rome and the countries they colonised. As part of my MSt, I hope to focus on small-scale metalcraft, particularly the creation of what we might call “wearable art” in the gold jewellery of the Hellenistic world. I want to explore the motivations and themes present in the creation of jewellery at different social levels, especially the use of mythological and religious motifs. My aim in doing so is to investigate how the metal minor arts might use figural or symbolic elements to communicate ideas about wealth, religion, and cultural belonging - asking what it means to clasp chains with Greek theatrical masks in Ptolemaic Egypt or to wear an image of eros as a high-class Macedonian woman.
Outside of my research, I participate in community archaeology and museum projects with Altogether Archaeology and local museums, as well working with classical education outreach projects to increase access in Yorkshire and the North East. I am very grateful to the Ertegun Programme for its support and hope to be able to continue these projects as part of the Ertegun Community.