John Curran

Dr

  • Room 01.006 - 16 University Square

    United Kingdom

19942019
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Personal profile

Interests

Dr Curran studied at QUB and Worcester College, Oxford. He has been a visiting scholar at Worcester College and visiting Fellow at St. John's College Oxford. He serves on the Faculty Board of Theology, The Royal Irish Academy National Committee for Greek and Latin and the governing council of The Classical Association of Ireland.

He is the Disability Adviser for The School of History and Anthropology.

Research Statement

He has written widely on widely on Romano-Jewish relations; the religions and society of the ancient Mediterranean and the Christianization of the later Roman Empire. Recent research papers delivered include those at international conferences hosted by The University of Haifa and The University of Cambridge.

Current Research Interests


A monographic study of Roman Judaea; the Jewish Patriarchate in Late Antiquity; the Herodian dynasty; Flavius Josephus in Rome; the cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba.

Teaching

He is the course tutor for the following undergraduate modules:

AHY1002: The Sewer of Romulus
AHY2032: Roman Judaea
AHY2026: Roman Women
AHY3070: The Jewish Background to Christianity
AHY3071: The Rise of Christianity

and his M.A. teaching includes the historiography and numismatics components for:

AHY7000: Research Methods 1

He is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate students at PhD/M.A. level and has overseen diverse projects ranging from the trade-routes between the Roman Mediterranean and India to the cult of Alexander of Abonouteichos and the patronage of Roman women.

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Rome Arts & Humanities
Testimonia Arts & Humanities
Latin Language Arts & Humanities
Romanization Arts & Humanities
Aspiration Arts & Humanities
Herod the Great Arts & Humanities
Judaea Arts & Humanities
Elites Arts & Humanities

Projects 2009 2009

R1108HIS: Roman Judea: The Herodian Prism

Curran, J.

01/08/200917/12/2019

Project: Research

Research Output 1994 2019

How Wars End: three thoughts on the fall of Jerusalem

Curran, J., 01 Mar 2019, Peace and Reconciliation in the Classical World.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

The Roman Church

Curran, J., 01 Jan 2019, A Companion to the City of Rome. p. 541-57 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

8 Downloads (Pure)

ius vitae necisque: the politics of killing children

Curran, J., 01 Jan 2018, In : Journal of Ancient History. 6, 1, p. 111-135 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
2 Citations (Scopus)
214 Downloads (Pure)

“To Be or to Be Thought to Be”: The Testimonium Flavianum (again)

Curran, J., 01 Jan 2017, In : Novum Testamentum. 59, 1, p. 71-94

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
File
Testimonia
Latin Language
Rome
Attack
Historical Context

"His blood be upon us" (Matt. 27. 25): Protecting the Jews in Late Antiquity

Curran, J., 2016, (Accepted) Ideology, Leadership and Crowds in the Roman Empire of the 4th Century. 25 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

Activities 2000 2016

History of Religions (Journal)

John Curran (Peer reviewer)
2016

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication peer-review

Representative of School of History and Anthropology

John Curran (Participant)
02 Mar 2015

Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day

Classics in Communities: a workshop in Belfast at QUB

John Curran (Host)
16 Feb 2015

Activity: Consultancy typesWork on advisory panels for social community and cultural engagement

Public lecture: "ius vitae necisque: the politics of killing children" to Limerick branch of the CAI

John Curran (Speaker)
24 Apr 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesPublic lecture/debate/seminar

Institute of Theology representative

John Curran (Participant)
21 Sep 2015

Activity: Other activity typesHosting a school group or open day