The Cambridge AHRC DTP International Conference Committee
Daniel Cowling is a second-year PhD student in History at Wolfson College, Cambridge. His doctoral research considers the British occupation of Germany, 1945-49, as a juncture in postwar Anglo-German relations, with a particular emphasis on how the British public came to terms with the German past in the midst of the early Cold War. He is part of the logistics team for the Time and Temporality Conference.
Sara Delmedico’s first degrees are respectively in Political Sciences (University of Milan – Italy) and in Theory and History of Politics (University of Urbino – Italy). For her doctoral project, she investigates women’s juridical status in pre-Unification Italy, with particular reference to the Lombardy-Venetia and the Kingdom of Sardinia, focussing in particular on questions of dowry and inheritance, by making use of archival material, legal proceedings and periodical, and literary texts. She is the editor-in-chief of the online history journal Chronica Mundi.
Freddy Foks is a PhD student in history at the University of Cambridge. He is interested in ideas of ‘modernity’ and ‘tradition’ in Anglo-American intellectual culture in the twentieth century. His PhD is on the cultural and intellectual history of social anthropology in Britain between the 1920s and the 1970s.
Harriet Lyon is a second-year PhD student in History at Christ’s College, where she also took her BA and MPhil. Her doctoral research explores the afterlives of the dissolution of the English monasteries, 1536-c.1700. She is particularly interested in the role of the dissolution as a critical event in the English Reformation and in questions of historical memory and periodisation. She is on the Logistics team for the Time and Temporality Conference.
Talitha Kearey is in the second year of her PhD at Clare College, Cambridge, working on concepts of authorship in the ancient reception of Virgil.
Paul Merchant is a PhD student at the Centre of Latin American Studies, University of Cambridge. His research focuses on figures of house and home in Argentine and Chilean film since 2000, discussing the changing ways in which domestic spaces relate to and represent questions of memory, modernity, labour, and hospitality. He has written articles on the fiction of Roberto Bolaño (Modern Languages Open, December 2015) and the relation of Argentine film El hombre de al lado to Italian neorealism (Journal of Italian Cinema and Media Studies 4:3, 2016). He also works as a freelance translator from Spanish.
Thomas Nelson is currently a second-year PhD student in Classics at Trinity College, Cambridge, supervised by Professor Richard Hunter. His PhD project explores how Ancient Greek authors from Homer to Hellenistic poetry signalled their interactions with other texts and traditions and negotiated their own place within the larger literary tradition. His broader research interests include Hellenistic literature and history, Greek intertextuality and the interrelation of image and text in antiquity. He has forthcoming articles on the celebration of victories over the Galatians in Hellenistic literature and art and on Hellenistic poetry’s debts to Old Comedy. Before moving to Cambridge, Thomas completed his Undergraduate (2013) and Master’s (2014) degrees at the University of Oxford.