School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Rowland Smith

Lecturer in Ancient History

Background

Introduction

MA (Oxon), D. Phil.
Degree Programme Director for the following BA Hons Programmes: 
V110  Ancient History; Q800 BA Hons Classics; Q810 Classical Studies; QQ83 Classical Studies and English 

Rowland Smith read Classics, Ancient History and Philosophy as an undergraduate and took his D.Phil in Ancient History. He was a Research Fellow in Ancient History and Religion at Oriel College Oxford and held a College Lectureship in Greek and Roman History at Oxford before moving to Newcastle University.

Main teaching: Roman Imperial history [Roman Empire and Late Empire] and the reception of Roman antiquity.

Main research interests: social and cultural history in the High and Late Roman Empire; the fourth century Roman imperial court; Julian the Apostate, late paganism and Neoplatonism; pagan-Christian relations in antiquity.

Research

Main research interests: social and cultural history in the High and Late Roman Empire; the fourth century Roman imperial court; Julian the Apostate, late paganism and Neoplatonism; pagan-Christian relations in antiquity.

Teaching

  • Email: rowland.smith@ncl.ac.uk
  • Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5057
  • Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
    University of Newcastle upon Tyne
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE1 7RU
    United Kingdom

    Office: Armstrong Building 1.40C
    Office hours (Semester 1 2117/18): Tues 10.00-13.00.  

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

As Module Leader of sole-taught modules:

CAH2007 Caesar's Gift: Rome under the Emperors

*CAH3009 Emperor and Empire

*CAH2011 Celluloid History I: the Representation of the past in Cinema*

CAH3025 Celluloid History II: the Representation of the Past in Cinema*

 [* indicates that the module is not being  taught in 2017/18]

 

As Module Leader and Portfolio Co-ordinator of team-taught modules:

**CAH2009 Ancient History Portfolio I: Commentaries 

 As Contributor to team-taught modules:

**CAH3000 Ancient History Portfolio II (Dissertation: 40 credit module occurring over Semester 1 and 2)

**CAH3024 Dissertation: Ancient History [for VV14 Joint Hons BA in Ancient History and Archaeology only]

[** = N/A in 2017-18] 

POSTGRADUATE TEACHING

As Contributor to team-taught modules:

CAH8019 Approaches to Ancient History Research I

CAH8020 Approaches to Ancient History Research II

CAC8000 Research Skills and Dissertation Training

**CAH8000 MA Ancient History Dissertation 

 

 

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