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Dr Fay Glinister

Dr Fay Glinister

Lecturer in Roman History

School of History, Archaeology and Religion


Research interests

  • Roman and Italic religion
  • Cultural change in Roman Republican Italy
  • Early Rome
  • Antiquarians and the Roman historical tradition, particularly Sextus Pompeius Festus


Education and qualifications

1987-1990 BA Hons in Ancient and Medieval History, University College London

1990-1995 PhD, University College London (The Roman Kingship in the Sixth Century BC)

Career overview

1995-1998 British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University College London

1998-2000 Leverhulme Study Abroad Studentship (held at the British School at Rome)

2000-2007 Research Fellow, Festus Lexion Project, University College London

2012 Research Associate, Wellcome Trust Generation to Reproduction Project, HPS, Cambridge University

I have been teaching at Cardiff since 2007.



  • Bradley, G. J. and Glinister, F. 2013. Italic religion. In: Bredholt Christensen, L., Hammer, O. and Warburton, D. eds. The Handbook of Religions in Ancient Europe. European History of Religions Durham: Acumen, pp. 173-191.





I am module convenor for HS0001 A World Full of Gods and HS3335 Roman Imperial History.

I contribute to teaching on other Ancient History modules.

I also help supervise Independent Study and Final Year Dissertation students.

My research interests include:

* Roman religion

* The votive tradition in the Hellenistic world

* The goddess Diana

* Cultural change in Roman Italy

* Early Rome

* Antiquarians and the Roman historical tradition, particularly Festus

* Women in Rome and Italy