Classical Archaeology and Ancient History
BA (Hons) Classical Archaeology & Ancient History (3 years): 1 student per year.
This is an innovative course at Oxford, not only in its combination of literary and material sources for the history of the ancient world, but also in its teaching methods: several of the papers are team-taught in small classes by an archaeologist and a historian, alongside traditional tutorials for other options. There is an important practical element, with participation in at least one excavation required during the degree, and all students submit an extended piece of writing (a "site report" or "museum report") as part of the final examination. It is possible to study Latin and/or Greek as part of the course, but not compulsory.
Professor Quinn's research interests include Greek, Roman and Phoenician History and Archaeology with a particular focus on North Africa and the Near East, as well as gender studies. Professor Quinn is happy to discuss this course with potential applicants.