John Curran

    Senior Lecturer

    Phone: +44 (0)28 9097 3150

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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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    Frequent Journals

    • Greece and Rome

      ISSNs: 0017-3835

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1477-4550

      Cambridge University Press

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.29 SJR 0.125 SNIP 0.473


    • Antiquitas

      ISSNs: 0524-4463


    • Art History

      ISSNs: 0141-6790

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1467-8365


      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.32 SJR 0.22 SNIP 1.071


    • Classical World

      ISSNs: 0009-8418

      Additional searchable ISSN (Electronic): 1558-9234

      Classical Association of the Atlantic States

      Scopus rating (2018): CiteScore 0.1 SJR 0.1 SNIP 0.111


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    Contribution to conference papers, events and activities

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