Miss Kathleen O'Donnell (MA MScR)

PhD Student - Classics

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology

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School of History, Classics & Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG

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Background

I am a local to Edinburgh, and have been a student at the University of Edinburgh since 2010 when I started as an undergraduate in Architectural History. Throughout my first degree I became more interested in archaeology and classical architecture and moved into the archaeology MA in my second year. My undergraduate dissertation looked at the use and meaning of geometric patterns in Roman floor mosaics and was supervised by Professor Jim Crow. I then undertook a Masters by Research in Archaeology from 2014-2015 titled 'The Quarries of the Central Sector of Hadrian's Wall' under the supervision of Professor Jim Crow and Dr Ben Russell. During this time I became very interested in Hadrian's Wall and also using GIS in archaeology. I decided to start a PhD with the topic 'The Quarries of Hadrian's Wall: Materials & Logistics of a Large Scale Imperial Building Project' in 2016 and I am currently working on this in the Classics department with Dr Russell and Professor Crow supervising, with funding from the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Project activity

The Quarries of Hadrian's Wall: Materials & Logistics of a Large Scale Imperial Building Project

Current project grants

AHRC Doctoral Training Partnership