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Overview

I am a PhD student working on the practices of Displaying Empire in the ancient Near East. My research interests encompass much of the Near East and the use of material culture. 


I am currently a PGR coordinator for SHARE with Schools, a seminar tutor and a commitee member for the upcoming SHARE Seminar Series.



Academic Background



  • BA Ancient History - Cardiff University (2017-2020) Thesis Title: 'A Bloody World: Perceptions of Blood in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh'

  • MPhil Ancient History - Cardiff University (2020-2021/22) Thesis Title: 'An Iconographic Exegesis of The Oracles Against the Nations, Isaiah 14:24-24'

  • PhD Ancient History - Cardiff University (2022-Present) Thesis Title: 'Displaying Empire: An analysis of iconographic display in Persia and the Near East'


Scholarships



  • SHARE Ursula Henriques Scholarship Fund (2022)


Organisations



  • British Institute of Persian Studies (2020-Present)

  • Postgraduate Member of the Royal Historical Society (2022-Present)

Research

Research interests


  • Assyriology

  • Achaemenid Empire

  • Late Pharaonic Egypt

  • Biblical Studies

  • Iconography and Material Culture

  • Shahnameh studies

  • Warfare and violence

  • Imperial Studies


Publications


Parry, C. 2020. A Bloody World: Perceptions of Blood in Ferdowsi's Shahnameh. Parry. C. (self-published).


Parry, C. 2022. An Iconographic Exegesis of the Oracles Against the Nations, Isaiah 14:24-24. URL: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/147413/


Outreach


Public Engagement Officer, Firing Line Museum of the Welsh Soldier (2019)


SHARE with Schools volunteer (2017-2020)


SHARE with Schools Postgraduate Co-Ordinator (2020-Present)


Research Assitant, Civic Mission Project on 1800 Merthyr Tydfil Riots, Dr Marion Loeffler (2021-2022)



Teaching


  • SHARE with Schools Return Visits 2019

    • Mountain Ash and Cathays High visited the university for 1 day each where I ran a workshop on Achaemenid Tribute Processions that I had developed with them.



  • SHARE with Schools Outreach

    • Digital outreach workshops with 2 schools (forming 4 workshops) (2021)

    • In-person outreach in 2 schools - full days  (2022)

    • Facilitating workshops alongside geophysical surveys on Trelai field (2022)



  • Seminar Tutor

    • HS3106 Introduction to Ancient History 2 (2021-2022)

    • HS3108 and HS3109: Introductions to Ancient History 1 and 2 (2022-2023)



Thesis

Displaying Empire: Imperial Approaches To Power And Identity From The Ancient Near East To The British Empire

The thesis focuses on the empires of the ancient Near East and their influences/interactions to assess how (and why) empire was displayed to various audiences. Furthermore, the work will investigate the importance of different types of display in communicating imperial messages and agendas, for example, whether different civilisations prefer or prioritise certain types of display and why this might be. The thesis will use cross-cultural comparison to answer how display is used to communicate messages by different civilisations and the lived experiences of peoples subjected to such empires and display.