BA (Hons), MA
Welcome to Etruscan Research. I’m Tony and I’m a part-time PhD student in the Department of Classical Studies at The Open University working under the supervision of Professor Phil Perkins and Dr E-J Graham. My research project is primarily concerned with examining sensory change in the Etruscan tombs of the Orientalising and Archaic periods. My analysis of the tombs and their related assemblages is underpinned by a New Materialist approach thus emphasising the role of the material culture, its influence, and its potential as a driving factor in change. I’m specifically interested in how sensory methodologies can be used to complement the critical evaluation of archaeological assemblages in Etruscan mortuary contexts and how change in these assemblages is reflected in the sensory narratives of place. I’ve had broad interests in the field of Sensory Studies (previously the intersection with health and well-being in antiquity) since undertaking my MA with the Open University having completed an interdisciplinary thesis entitled ‘Perceptions of Health: Intersensoriality in the Roman Gardens of the Late Republic and Early Imperial Period’. I’m now very interested in exploring and applying sensory methodologies to contrasting historical contexts. You can find out more about my current research, including an in-progress bibliography by visiting my ‘Research Page’.
PhD Classical Studies (Expected: 2028) The Open University, UK
Supervised by: Professor Phil Perkins and Dr E-J Graham
MA Classical Studies (2021) The Open University, UK
Supervised by: Dr Cora Beth Fraser
BA (Hons) History (2017) The Open University, UK