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Dr Shaun Tougher 

Dr Shaun Tougher
Position:Reader in Ancient History

Telephone:+44 (0)29 208 76228
Fax:+44 (0)29 208 74929
Location:John Percival Building, 5.02

Research Interests

  • History of the later Roman and Byzantine empires
  • Byzantium’s Macedonian dynasty
  • Eunuchs in the Byzantine empire
  • The history of eunuchs in general
  • The Emperor Julian the Apostate
  • The dynasty of Constantine the Great
  • The family in Byzantium

Research Projects

Emperor and Author: the Writings of Julian the Apostate

The Byzantine Family: the Case of the Macedonian Dynasty

Eunuchs of the Roman Empire

In the Shadows of Constantine and Julian: The Roman Empire AD 337–361




  • Special Topic: Aspects of Late Antiquity and Byzantium - 20 credits (HST941/HST942)
  • Researching and Writing Late Antiquity and Byzantium - 10 credits (HST944)
  • Special Topic: The Golden Age of Byzantium - 20 credits (HST945)
  • Themes in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies - 20 credits (HST946)

Research supervision

I am currently supervising a PhD on baths and bathing in Late Antiquity. I would welcome supervising PhDs on topics in late Roman and Byzantine social and political history; I have particular expertise in Julian the Apostate, Byzantium's Macedonian dynasty, and eunuchs.