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Dr William Short

Research supervision

I am open to discussing research proposals on any subject within my general fields of expertise. I would be especially happy to consider working with candidates interested in applying theories of the cognitive sciences, linguistics, or anthropology to the study of the ancient world. Topics of research could include: the metaphorical structuring of concepts; the relation of image and text; representations of the divine; ritual practices; kinship structures and terminology; myths, legends, and folklore; oratory and rhetoric – but any interdisciplinary, theoretically informed project relevant to Greek or Roman culture could be appropriate. Since my own research has often included a comparative approach, I encourage projects that seek to shed light on classical antiquity through productive comparison with other cultures, ancient or modern.

I invite candidates who are interested in working with me to send a 500 word précis of their proposed research topic and a copy of their curriculum vitae.