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1994 …2021

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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.


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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