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Anna Blomley

Esmée Fairbairn JRF in Classics
Classics (Literae Humaniores)
BA Heidelberg, MPhil Oxon, DPhil Oxon

Anna came to Oxford as a postgraduate student in Classical Archaeology (Corpus Christi College) after completing a BA in Classical Archaeology and Classical Greek Philology at the University of Heidelberg. She has worked on excavations in Switzerland, Germany and Greece (most recently at the Xobourgo necropolis on the island of Tinos and at the fortification of Kastro Velikas in Thessaly). Anna joined New College in October 2018 as the Esmée Fairbairn Junior Research Fellow in Classics. 


Anna tutors in Greek archaeology (e.g. for the Mods and Greats papers "Greek Vases", "Greek Sculpture" and "Greek Art and Archaeology") and has taught classes for the paper "Texts and Contexts". 

Research Interests

Anna's research lies at the intersection of Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, exploring political, social and economic structures through the study of ancient landscapes. Her work combines traditional archaeological approaches with epigraphic studies and GIS-based methods of data collection and analyses. In her doctoral thesis, she investigates the role of Late Classical and Hellenistic fortifications in the Argolid (Greece), while her current project focuses on the interaction between human activity and the natural environment in ancient Thessaly (Greece). 

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