Dr. Karolina Frank
PhD in History from University College London. PhD thesis examines the interweaving of economic and social practices with the art of divination at the oracle of Dodona (Epirus) in the Classical and Hellenistic periods.
Dr. Thomas Husøy
Senior Editor & Peer Review Coordinator
Thomas Alexander Husøy-Ciaccia obtained his PhD in Ancient History from Swansea University. His PhD research focused on the connections between ethnicity and federalism from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period of Greek history. In this project, he focused primarily on the regions of Phocis, Boeotia, Arcadia, and Aetolia – but also produced studies of Triphylia and Achaea in his appendices. He is passionate about outreach and currently works as a Heritage Officer at the Norwegian Church Arts Centre in Cardiff Bay. Other research interest includes, but are not limited to, history use and historical consciousness in Greek Antiquity, Polybius, the coming of Rome in the Greek East, and the Lucanians.
Dr. Martine Diepenbroek
Martine Diepenbroek is a Dutch Classicist and Ancient Historian who finished a PhD in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Bristol in 2021. She works on secret communication in the ancient world. She is currently working on various publications based on her PhD thesis. The whole thesis will also be turned into a book with Bloomsbury Publishing House (London).
Dr. Nick Cross
Assistant Professor of Ancient Mediterranean History at the United States Naval Academy. PhD (in History at CUNY) explored the construction of interstate alliances in the archaic and classical Greek periods. Current monograph project is a history of the period between the Athenian Empire and the Second Athenian Confederacy with a focus on Thrasybulus of Steiria. Other research interests include Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient religions, numismatics, epigraphy, and historiography.
Dr. Joel Gordon
Special Editions Editor
PhD in Classics from the University of Otago, New Zealand. PhD explores ancient conceptions of the underworld in literature and myth and how ‘inconsistencies’ can be resolved holistically via eschatological context. Research interests also include classical reception, in particular gods and heroes in film, comics and gaming.
Dr. Jordon Houston
PhD in Classics from the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Studies in 2021. PhD reconstructs the financial aspects of the organisation of Roman Entertainment (gladiatorial combats, athletics, theatre, and chariot racing) between the first century and third century AD.
Dr. Guendalina D.M. Taietti
Honorary Research Fellow and Tutor in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Liverpool. Guen's research focuses on Ancient Macedon, Animals and Vegetarianism in Antiquity (Greece and China), and Ancient and Modern Greek Receptions of Alexander the Great. She is passionate about teaching and making Classics accessible to the wider public.
Dr. Antonino Crisà
PhD in Archaeology from the University of Leicester (2015), currently Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies and Humanities at Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, previously Research Fellow at the University of Warwick (2016-19) and Ghent University (2019-22) carrying out his Marie Curie Sklodowska Individual Fellowship on Sicilian antiquities and museums during World War 2. He is an archaeologist, historian, numismatist and classicist with a strong interest in material culture, coin circulation, coin hoards, history of archaeology and collecting, cultural heritage and museum studies.
Dr. Daniel Wendt
PhD in Classics from the Universities of Bonn, Paris, and Florence in 2018. PhD examines the discourse on ancient obscenity in Early Modern France and how it shaped the idea of modernity. Current research interests include anecdotal knowledge, genre theories, and satirical writings.
Dr. Fabrizio Biglino
Fabrizio Biglino is currently a researcher at the Universitá degli Studi di Torino; he has completed a PhD in Classics and Ancient History at Royal Holloway, University of London. Between 2016 and 2019 he has taught Roman History at the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, first as Tutor, then as Visiting Lecturer while, from this year, teaches online Roman History courses at the Instituto Mundo Antigo. His research is focused on the military history of the Roman Republic, in particular the period between the fourth and first centuries BC, the economic impact of the army and military service, the Punic Wars, Roman colonization and movement of people during the Republican period. He is author of several articles on these topics and is currently working on his monograph, The War Economy of the Roman Republic.
Dr. Greg Gilles
Founder & Editor-at-Large
PhD in Classics from King's College London. PhD uses social network analysis to map female centred networks in the Late Roman Republic so as to identify certain aspects of female agency at this time.
Senior Editor & Peer Review Coordinator
MA student in Medieval and Renaissance Studies at University College London, specialising in Late Antique History from Diocletian to Charlemagne. Research interests include interdisciplinary approaches to the study of social identities and beliefs within the early Germanic successor states, the transformation of the Late Antique Epigraphic habit, and the expansion and evolution of early Christianity.
Second Year PhD Candidate in Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Giulia’s research investigates the phenomena of diglossia and societal bilingualism in the Ptolemaic Period. Her research interests include ancient languages (Egyptian, Greek and Latin), palaeography, epigraphy and multilingualism, with a specific focus on Graeco-Roman Egypt. She is passionate about archaeology and has been involved in numerous excavations across the UK and abroad.
MPhil candidate in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) at the University of Cambridge. Current research interests include the metaphysics of mental content in Aristotle’s Parva Naturalia, the role of memory in non-normative cognitive states, and interactions between ancient zoology and medicine.
Special Editions Editor
Second year DPhil in Ancient History at The University of Oxford (Somerville College), examining the monumentalisation of Hellenistic sanctuaries in Central Italy between the second and the first century BC. Research interests include the relationship between agriculture and construction practices, the semantics and pragmatics of architecture, and ideological meaning behind building traditions.