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Centre for the study of Science, Technology, Ancient Medicine and Philosophy (STAMP)

This Centre brings together research by colleagues in the discipline of Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter in specialised areas including ancient medicine, ancient science, philosophy, technology, the environment, and on ancient technical writings from across the Classical world.

Research areas within the Centre include:

  • The Body and Embodiment
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • The Formation of Ancient Medical Schools and Canons
  • Aristotle and Metaphysics
  • Reproduction and Fertility
  • Ancient technology and technological thinking.
  • Diagnosis and Recognition.
  • Plague and Disease.

We share an intellectual concern in understanding how forms and systems of knowledge function within their cultural contexts, both in antiquity and in post-classical cultures up to the present day.

We organise conferences, seminars and a reading group.

Centre members
Professor Rebecca Flemming Ancient medicine, science and technology; gender and sexuality; reproduction and society (Co-director of the Centre)  
Dr Gabriele Galluzzo Aristotle; ancient and medieval metaphysics; ancient theories of truth (Co-director of the Centre)  
Dr Daniel King History of the body; ancient medicine; history of emotion; pain; Classical reception (Co-director of the Centre) 
Dr Katharine Earnshaw Latin hexameter poetry (esp. Lucan, Virgil, Lucretius); space and landscape; cognitive humanities; trees and the environment.
Dr Giacomo Fedeli Intellectual life in the first century BCE; Augustan poetry (especially Horace); Roman satire; issues of genre.
Professor Rebecca Langlands Sexuality and gender: Roman cultural history; Roman ethics; Latin literature; Classical reception
Dr David Leith
Ancient medicine; ancient philosophy; papyrology.
Dr William Short Cultural anthropology; Latin language and literature; Roman cultur; cognitive linguistics.
Professor Matthew Wright Greek and Roman poetry and drama; ancient literary criticism; fragments; quotation culture.