Jane Masséglia

Jane Masséglia

Lecturer in Ancient History

MA, MSt, MPhil, DPhil (Oxford), PGCE

Tel: +44 (0)116(252 2773 [not currently available]

Email: jeam2@le.ac.uk

 

 

 

Personal details

After a degree in Classics at Oxford, I studied for a PGCE and taught Latin, Greek and Classical Civilization for several years in schools before returning to university to study. After finishing my doctorate in Classical Archaeology, I spent eight years in Oxford as a lecturer and postdoc on two major research projects: The Emotions Project: The Greek Paradigm, a five-year, ERC-funded funded programme under Prof. Angelos Chaniotis; and the Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project (AshLI), a three-year AHRC project under Warwick's Prof. Alison Cooley. I joined Leicester as a lecturer in February 2016.

Teaching

Greek history (political and social); Greek art and architecture; Ancient Languages

Research

  • The body in the Greek world: body language and gesture; figurative sculpture; medicine and healing; self-representation in art; physical disability in antiquity
  • Greek social history: biography: ancient emotions; interpersonal relationships and prejudices; the lives of Greek women
  • Greek and Latin epigraphy: funerary inscriptions; Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
  • Public Engagement: museums and schools

Current and recent projects

I am currently Senior Scientist for the ERC-funded LatinNow Project (Latinization of the north-western provinces: sociolinguistics, epigraphy and archaeology) working alongside colleagues at Nottingham and Oxford. I have particular responsibility for the Project's Public Engagement, including a touring exhibition in 2019 which travelled to 6 European countries and delivered visitor sessions at 12 museums in 6 different languages.

Research Student Supervision

Topics for Supervision

Greek art and archaeology - including (but not limited to) sculpture, painting, inscriptions, RTI, and funerary monuments - as well as in the study of emotions and identity in the Eastern Mediterranean.

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Publications

Selected titles only. Further titles, including conference proceedings and book reviews can be found here.

Masseglia, J. E. A. In press. Quintilian and the Visual Arts. In in M. van der Poel and J.J. Murphy (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Quintilian. Oxford University Press.

Masseglia, J. E. A. In press. Imaging the Philae Obelisk at Kingston Lacy. In A. Bowman (ed.), Proceedings of the Corpus of Greek and Bilingual Inscriptions Of Ptolemaic Egpyt (CPI) Conference (1-2 April 2016, Oxford). Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents, Oxford..

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2019). The Banquet Scene at Kazanluk: a feast of speculation. In R. Raja, C. Draycott, K. Welch, & W. Wootton (Eds.), Visual Histories: Visual Remains and Histories of the Classical World. Papers in Honour of R.R.R. Smith (pp. 375-386). Brepols.

Masseglia, J. E. A., & Young, S. G. (2019). The ‘Wool Basket’ stelai from Pessinus: relics of a lost landscape. In G. Tsetskhladze (Ed.), Pessinus and its regional setting : Volume 2 Work in 2009-2013 (pp. 293-320). Peeters.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (ed.) (2016). The Philae Obelisk: Tales from Egypt, Dorset and Outer Space. J. E. A. Masseglia (Ed.), Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2016). Rome's Walking Dead: Resurrecting a Roman Funeral at the Ashmolean Museum. The Journal of Classics Teaching, 17(33), 31-34.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2016). The lost boys: did the Romans love their children?. Omnibus, 71, 24-26.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2015). Body Language in Hellenistic Art and Society. Oxford University Press.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2015). The Ashmolean Latin Inscriptions Project (AshLI): Bringing epigraphic research to museum visitors and schools. In in S. Orlandi, R. Santucci, et al. (eds), Information Technologies for Epigraphy and Cultural Heritage: Proceedings of the First EAGLE International Conference 2014 (pp. 221-232). Sapienza Università Editrice.

Masseglia, J. E. A., Smith, R. R. R., & Ertug, A. (2015). Ancient Theaters of Anatolia. Ege Yayinlari.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2014). Feeling Low: The relationship between social status and emotional display in Hellenistic Art. In A. Chaniotis, P. Ducrey (eds), Unveiling Emotions II (pp. 314). Steiner Verlag.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2013). Phrygians in relief: trends in self-representation. In Roman Phrygia: Culture and Society (pp. 95-123). CUP.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2012). Reasons to be Cheerful? The Drunken Old Woman of Munich and Rome. In in A. Chaniotis (ed.), Unveiling Emotions: Sources and Methods for the Study of Emotions in the Greek World (Vol. 52, pp. 413-440). Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien, Steiner.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2012). Make or Break Decisions: The Archaeology of Allegiance in ancient Ephesos. In in A. Chaniotis (ed.), Unveiling Emotions: Sources and Methods for the Study of Emotions in the Greek World (pp. 329-355). Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien, Steiner.

Masseglia, J. E. A. (2012). Emotions and Archaeological Sources: a methodological introduction. In A. Chaniotis (ed.), Unveiling Emotions: Sources and Methods for the Study of Emotions in the Greek World (Vol. 52, pp. 131-150). Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien, Steiner.

 

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