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Dr Lucy Audley-Miller


Katherine and Leonard Woolley Junior Research Fellow, Somerville College
Departmental Lecturer in Classical Art and Archaeology , Faculty of Classics


The Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies
66, St. Giles'



Lucy has worked as a field archaeologist on many excavations, most recently at Alba Fucens in Italy. She was employed from 2007-2010 as a Junior Teaching Fellow at St John's College, Oxford, and from 2010-2011 held a post-doctoral research fellowship at the Université Libre de Bruxelles. She teaches a range of Greek and Roman art and archaeology subjects.

Research Keywords:

Junior Research Fellow Funerary Portraiture, Roman Art and Architecture

Research Interests:

Lucy Audley-Miller is an archaeologist specializing in the visual cultures of the ancient Mediterranean world. Her present research examines experiences of cultural change among the diverse peoples of the Roman Empire through the images that they commissioned. The Roman period saw people employ stone portraits on a scale not seen before, or since. The project uses this significant commemorative phenomenon to explore the changes in self-representation that emerged around the Roman world in response to Roman imperialism. It examines images in their original funerary contexts, in a geographically wide ranging span of monuments (from Syria to Germany, Romania to North Africa), and employs this material evidence to examine how contact with Rome led to the development of new artistic traditions, body ideals, gender values and new ways of expressing social prestige as well as reshaping attitudes to memory and commemoration. She is also involved in a range of other projects for publication, working on sculpture from sites in Libya, Syria, and Macedonia.