Dr Lindsay Allen
Lecturer in Greek & Near Eastern History
Tel +44 (0)20 7848 2626
Address Department of Classics, C1 North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS
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
- 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.
Expertise and Public Engagement
- 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.