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My research focuses on the intersection of climate and culture in the Roman Mediterranean. My dissertation comprises a number of micro-histories of climate change at ecologically disparate sites across the Mediterranean world, from the deserts of the Libyan Sahara to the floodplains of the Rhône delta, and more besides. I seek to integrate historical texts with the paleosciences in order to capture the permeation of climate and the environment into all aspects of life in the ancient world, from medicinal praxis to literary creation.
My post-dissertation work will be a social and cultural history of canals in the Roman world.
Advisor: Eric Rebillard
- Roman History
- Greek History
- Classical Archaeology (emphasis on historical climatology)