Classics student awarded Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship

Recent Phd graduate Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil has been accorded an Irish Research Council Postdoctoral Fellowship. (Published 24 May, 2018)

HCA Raphaëla Dubreuil
Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil

The School of History, Classics sends warmest congratulations to Dr Raphaëla Dubreuil who has been awarded a prestigious Irish Research Council postdoctoral fellowship to undertake research on a new project at Trinity College Dublin in 2018-19. Her new research will focus on the reception of Athenian statesmen and civic representations and values in Plutarch.

Raphaëla, who also studied for her undergraduate and MSc degrees at the University of Edinburgh, was awarded a PhD in 2017, supervised by Dr Calum Maciver and Professor Andrew Erskine, on ‘Theatrica and political action in Plutarch’s Lives’. She will expand the scope of her thesis at Trinity and focus on Plutarch’s understanding of civic life through a theatrical lens, with a particular focus on Athens, Sparta and Rome.

Professor Gavin Kelly, Head of Classics subject area added his congratulations, saying, 'We know how good our PhD students are, but it's very satisfying when it's also recognised by prestigious and highly competitive external awards! It is also a nice coincidence that Raphaëla will be working at Trinity with Dr Shane Wallace, another Edinburgh alumnus.'


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