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Yr Athro Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Yr Athro Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

Professor in Ancient History

Ysgol Hanes, Archaeoleg a Chrefydd

Email:
llewellyn-jonesl@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0)29 2087 5652
Location:
5.42, Adeilad John Percival , Rhodfa Colum, Caerdydd, CF10 3EU
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Research interests

  • Ancient Iran, especially the Achaemenid period (559-331 BCE)
  • Persian and Greek encounters in the Archaic and Classical Periods
  • Near Eastern and Egyptian monarchy and court societies
  • Iranian culture
  • Cross cultural and cross temporal comparatives with ancient Persia
  • Gender and sexuality in antiquity
  • Clothing, textiles and dress history
  • Reception of antiquity in the arts and popular culture, especially Hollywood cinema

Biography

See further: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/browse-by-school/history-archaeology-religion

Education & Qualifications

1997 - 2000                 PhD. Ancient History, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

1996 - 1997                 MA (Distinction) Ancient History, Cardiff University, Wales, UK.

1985 - 1988                 BA (Hons) Drama, University of Hull, England, UK.

 

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Iran Heritage grant

British Consul Starting Fund

Principal’s Knowledge Exchange Grant

AHRC conference funding

Carnegie Trust Award

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Editorships:

Series Editor for Edinburgh University Press (commissioning and overseeing production of monographs and edited volumes from established academics):

Edinburgh Studies in Ancient Persia

http://www.euppublishing.com/series/ESAP

Screening Antiquity (Co-Series Editor, with Prof. Monica Cyrino)

http://www.euppublishing.com/series/sca

Editorial Boards:

Journal of Greek Archaeology

CADMO, Ancient History Review of the University of Lisbon

DABIR (Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review)

Membership of academic societies:

British Institute of Persian Studies

Society for the Study of the Old Testament

St Andrews Centre for the Study of Iranian Civilization

Iran Heritage Foundation

Textile Research Centre, Leiden

The Classical Association

The Classical Association of Scotland

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02/2016-Present        Chair of Ancient History, Cardiff University

08/2015-01/2016        Chair of Ancient Greek and Iranian Studies, University of Edinburgh.

08/2010 – 07/2015      Senior Lecturer in Ancient History, University of Edinburgh.

08/2004 – 07/2010      Lecturer in Ancient History, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.

08/2003 - 07/2004      Lecturer in Ancient History, Department of Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter.

01/2000 - 08/2003      Research Fellow, Department of Classical Studies, The Open University

  • Head of Classics, University of Edinburgh
  • Associate Dean (Academic Conduct)
  • Principal Discipline Officer

  • College Recruitment & Admissions Committee

  • College Recruitment Team

  • College Recognition Awards Committee

  • College Fitness to Study Committee

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Items of esteem at international institutions, symposia and congresses:

"When Animals Go Wrong", Animals in Ancient Material Cultures; Allard Pierson Museum, University of Amsterdam. October 2015.

 “Salome, Nice Girl”. Bar-Ilan University, Israel. April 2013.

 “The mise-en-scène of Monarchy in Achaemenid Persia”. Université Paris-Est Créteil. November 2013.

 “The Great King's Two Bodies. Constructions of the Persian Body, East and West.” Conference on The Body in Transition. University of Cologne. May 2011.

‘Teaching, Learning and Innovation in Classics.’ University of Rennes. January 2010.

 “Concluding Thoughts” to Vêtements antiques. S’habiller, se déshabiller dans les mondes anciens. Paris 8. November 2009.

 “Berenike II and Ptolemaic Propaganda”. University of Nantes. December 2007.

National invitations:

“The Persians in Egypt”. Leicester Egypt Society, March 2016.

“Animals as Tribute, and Display in the Achaemenid Empire”. Durham. June 2015.

“Reviewing Space, Context and Meaning: The Eurymedon Vase Again”. Exeter. November 2014.

“The Great King’s Robe: Sacred Majesty in Achaemenid Iran”. St Andrews. June 2014.

“The Horse in Achaemenid Thought, Culture and Ritual”. Sacred Animals in Antiquity. St Andrews. January 2014.

“The Body of the Great King”. Cardiff Classical Association. October 2013.

“An Empire of Pleasure? The Great King and his Lands”. St Andrews. April 2013.

“The Great King and his Courtiers”. Workshop on Status in Antiquity. Leeds. March 2012.

“The Great King’s Robe: dress, the body and monarchy in Achaemenid Persia”. Leeds Classical Association. November 2011.

“Dressing the Empire. Thoughts on Clothing in Ancient Persia”. The World of Ashama Conference. Oxford. July 2011.

“Trouble at the Tehran Multiplex: 300 in Iran”. Cinema and Antiquity 2000-2010. University of Liverpool. July 2011.

“Dress, Costume and Race on the Apadana Reliefs at Persepolis”. Cardiff and District CA. April 2010.

“The Memory of the Past in Achaemenid Iran: Reading Ctesias’ Persica”. Durham seminar in Classics and Ancient History. November 2009.

“An Empire of Pleasure? Concubinage, Masculinity and the Harem in Persia and the Near East”. Cardiff and District CA, December 2008.

“Imagining Alexander”. Triennial Conference. Oxford, July 2008.

“An Empire of Pleasure? Concubinage, Masculinity and the Harem in Persia and the Near East”. Department of Classics Research Seminar, Liverpool. April 2008.

“Was there a Persian Harem?” Leeds Classics Seminar. December 2006.

“Society on Display: Persian Dress”. The British Museum, London. November 2005.

“Persepolis”. Society for the Study of Art, London. September 2005.

Public lectures given as guest lecturer:

“Screaming Queens and Perverted Emperors: Sexuality and the Religious Epic in 1930s Hollywood”. ENFYS/PRIDE Cymru, Cardiff University, February 2016.

“Camp as Christmas”. Welsh Government LGBT & staff network, PRISM Christmas Lecture, December 2015.

“Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Athens”. Welsh Government LGBT & staff network, PRISM, March 2015.

“Xerxes’ Cabinet of Curiosities: Exotic Animals and Royal Authority in Achaemenid Iran”. The British Institute of Persian Studies Summer Lecture. London. June 2014.

“Beautiful to Behold is the King”. Iran Society, London. February 2014.

“The Pleasures and Perils of the Persian Court”. Edinburgh Iran Festival. February 2013. (Followed by book launch)

“Gods of the Silver Screen. Reading Greek Divinity Through Harryhausen”. National Museum of the Moving Image, Bradford. Opening for the exhibition on Ray Harryhausen and the Classics. November 2011.

“Ancient Persia in American Popular Culture”. St Andrews Institute of Iranian Studies. September 2009.

“Domestic Violence in Ancient Greece”. Cardiff University. May 2009.

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Present - Member of SHARE Impact & KE Committee

Present - NSS Champion, Ancient History

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Courses

  • King and Court in the Ancient Near East
  • Ancient Persia: the Achaemenid Dynasty 559-331 BCE
  • Orientalism: the Middle East in Western Imagination from Antiquity to the Present
  • Persica: Greek Historians and the Persian Empire

Second Year Independent Study

Final year dissertations

Topic areas for graduate supervision:

  • Achamenid Dynasty of Iran, 559-331 BCE
  • Ancient Persian Empire
  • History & Culture of Iran
  • Greek and Persian interactions in antiquity
  • Ancient Historiography
  • Near Eastern and Egyptian monarchy and court societies
  • Gender, dress, sexuality in antiquity
  • Reception of antiquity in the arts, especially Hollywood cinema

Research interests

  • Ancient Iran, especially the Achaemenid period (559-331 BCE)
  • Persian and Greek encounters in the Archaic and Classical Periods
  • Near Eastern and Egyptian monarchy and court societies
  • Iranian culture
  • Cross cultural and cross temporal comparatives with ancient Persia
  • Gender and sexuality in antiquity
  • Clothing, textiles and dress history
  • Reception of antiquity in the arts and popular culture, especially Hollywood cinema