About this Fellow
My areas of expertise lie in the social, cultural and political history of the ancient Middle East (c.3000-100 BC), especially the Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian and Seleucid empires.
- Professor Emeritus of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London
- Lecturer, Reader, Professor of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London, 1979
- Professor Emeritus of Ancient Near Eastern History, University College London, University College London, 1997
The New Testament, in particular the Johannine literature; early Christianity, its literature and thought, in the Graeco-Roman and Jewish first- and second-century contexts
The social & intellectual history of late antiquity, & early Christian (patristic) studies, in the Mediterranean world of the third to the seventh century
Religion & institutions of ancient Rome, between the IIId c. BC & the IIId c.AD (Epigraphy, history & archaeology).
Comparative world archaeology and deep history; the archaeology of the Mediterranean; Aegean prehistory; the archaeology of islands; the emergence of connectivity, particularly maritime; landscape archaeology