School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Rowland Smith

Head of Classics & Ancient History & 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
    Student Consultation/feedback Office hours (Semesters 1  2020/21):
  • Semester 1: Tues 15.00-16.00 hrs and Fri12.00-14.00 hrs
  • Semester 2: TBC    .  

UNDERGRADUATE TEACHING

As Module Leader of sole-taught modules:

CAH2007[=CAH2207] 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 2019/20]

 


As contributor to team-taught modules:

CAH2208 Issues in Ancient History

CAH2009 Ancient History Portfolio I: Commentaries 

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 2019-20] 


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

CAH8090 MA Ancient History Dissertation 

 

 

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