Branwen Phillips

My research interests include the representations of disability, gender, and expressions of mourning in the material record of Ancient Greece and Rome. Moreover, I am interested in the receptions of these artefacts, and how they have been used and abused by contemporary societies. My MPhil thesis addresses the exciting developing field of disability in antiquity from an archaeological perspective, building on recent historical and literary scholarship on the topic. Outside of the faculty, I have worked with the Oxford University Heritage Network and Oxford Partnership with the National Trust. I am also passionate about promoting an open conversation about the aspects of my discipline which are not readily discussed, like its history with colonialism.