I think it's a fantastic idea to have this introductions section on the forum and I'm looking forward to getting to know more of you on here.
I am currently in the third year of my PhD research at the Institute of Classical Studies, School of Advanced Studies here in London. My research focuses on the organisation and finance of Roman entertainment in the Imperial period, mostly dealing with gladiatorial combats, beast-hunts, chariot-racing, and Greek style athletic/musical festivals (Agonistic festivals for short :D). I deal with a pretty wide range of evidence, mostly epigraphic, but also artistic and literary. I plan on submitting my thesis by the end of 2020 and will hopefully be entering the cut-throat world of employed academia!
I'm also interested in anicent numismatics and have written two dissertations of the topics of self-advertising in late Republican coinage, and the numismatic changes associated with Rome's military conquest in the third and second centuries BC. More recently, I have been getting interesting in ancient tattooing, their techniques, and meaning. I have only started researching this casually in the past month, but would be very happy to discuss this with anyone who is interested or may know more.
I have been helping out with the New Classicists Journal since it's conception back in 2018, and am a Senior Editor for the journal.
You can find more of my work/talks on my academia page if anyone is interested, and I'm somewhat active on Twitter under the handle @JordonHouston93
Feel free to get in touch and I'm always up for a good chat, academic or otherwise.