Dr Naoíse Mac Sweeney
Lecturer in Ancient History
BA (Cantab.), MA (London), Ph.D. (Cantab.)
Naoíse studied for her undergraduate degree at King’s College Cambridge and her Master’s at University College London, returning to Cambridge and King’s College for her PhD. She then spent a short time in policy research working on conflict, development and race relations. Returning to Cambridge in 2008, She became a Research Fellow at Fitzwilliam College, before moving to Leicester to join the School as Lecturer in Ancient History in January 2011.
Naoíse is the Course Director for the MA in the Classical Mediterranean, for both distance learning and campus-based students.
She is currently also the Module Coordinator for the following campus-based undergraduate modules:
AH1009: Language Tools for Ancient History: Latin
AH2037: The Aegean and the Near East
AH3072: Imperialism Ancient and Modern
Selected Recent Publications
Mac Sweeney, N. (2011) Community Identity and Archaeology: Dynamic communities at Aphrodisias and Beycesultan. Michigan: University of Michigan Press.
Mac Sweeney, N. (2011) ‘Strange and Estranged: Perceiving cultural contacts in Late Bronze Age – Early Iron Age Anatolia’, in K. Duisterrnaat and I. Regulski (eds) Intercultural Contacts in the Ancient Mediterranean. Orientalia Lovaniensia Analecta 202. Leuven: Peeters. pp 67-77.
Mac Sweeney, N. (2010) ‘Rhetoric and reality: the clash of civilisations from Classical Greece to today’, OpenDemocracy, ‘Lest we Forget’ series. 01/10/10.
Mac Sweeney, N. (2009) ‘Beyond Ethnicity: The Overlooked Diversity of Group Identities’. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 22.1: 101-126.