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Dr Lindsay Allen

Dr Lindsay Allen

Dr Lindsay AllenLecturer in Greek & Near Eastern History

Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2626
Email lindsay.allen@kcl.ac.uk 
Address Department of Classics, Room D11
King's College London
Strand
London WC2R 2LS

Biography
My first degree was in Classics (Oxford '97) and my PhD (UCL '02) looked at Achaemenid kingship in texts and material culture from the fourth century BC. I arrived at King's in 2005. I previously held research fellowships at Wolfson College, Oxford, the Warburg Institute and the British Museum. In the academic year 2008-09, I was a visiting scholar at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, New York.
Research Interests
  • The Near East, particularly the Achaemenid Persian empire (c. 550-330 BC) and pre-Islamic Iran.
  • History of scholarship and reception studies, particularly in relation to Persian history, the Ancient Near East and Alexander of Macedon.

My research and teaching interests lie mostly in the Near East, particularly the Achaemenid Persian empire (c. 550-330 BC) and pre-Islamic Iran. My research has expanded from Achaemenid Kingships in texts and material culture to include the history of scholarship and reception studies, particularly in relation to Persian history, the Ancient Near East and Alexander of Macedon. I would be interested in supervising PhD students in any of these areas.

For more details, please see my research profile.

Selected Publications
  • Lindsay Allen (2007) ''Chilminar sive Persepolis': European Reception of a Persian Ruin', in Persian Responses: Political and Cultural Interaction with(in) the Achaemenid Empire pp. 313-342            [Chapter]
  • Lindsay Allen, Olivier Hekster, Richard Fowler (2005) Imaginary Kings: Royal Images in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag                                                                                 [Edited book in print]
  • Lindsay Allen (2005) 'Le roi imaginaire: an audience with the Achaemenid king', in Imaginary Kings: Royal Images in the Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome pp. 39-62                                          [Chapter]
  • Lindsay Allen (2005) The Persian Empire: a history London: British Museum Press                                                                                     [Authored Book in print]

For a complete list of my publications, please see my full research profile.

Teaching

Undergraduate

  • 4AACFY22 Ancient Monarchy from Persia to Rome
  • 5AACAHC2 Writing History
  • 5AACCLC2 Views of Antiquity
  • 6AACHI13 Alexander the Great
  • 6AACHI14 The Hellenistic Near East
  • 6AACHI16 Persia & the Achaemenid Empire

Postgraduate

  • 7AACK840 Alexander's Afterlife  

Expertise and Public Engagement

 

 

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