Dr Samuel Gartland

Dr Samuel Gartland


I studied at Oxford and then Leeds, where I received my PhD in 2013. I then taught Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Oxford between 2013–2019, when I returned to Leeds as Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Culture. I have won many awards at Oxford and Leeds for my teaching, and always enjoy seeing how students find new ways of responding to the ancient world.

As Senior Admissions Tutor for the School of Languages, Cultures, and Socieites, I am always very keen to hear from anyone interested in studying with us at Leeds, in the ancient world or in any of more recent areas we specialise in. Don’t hesitate to get in touch via email.


  • Senior Admissions Tutor for the School of Languages, Cultures, and Societies

Research interests

I currently oversee four research projects, all of which are involved with finding new approaches to the study of ancient history, with particular interests in experiences of marginalisation and subordination, as well as a focus on the role that space and senses had in affecting behaviour in ancient Greece. Much of my work has been based in Central Greece, with Boiotia and Thebes providing much of the interest.

<h4>Research projects</h4> <p>Any research projects I'm currently working on will be listed below. Our list of all <a href="https://ahc.leeds.ac.uk/dir/research-projects">research projects</a> allows you to view and search the full list of projects in the faculty.</p>

Professional memberships

  • Classical Association
  • Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
  • British Epigraphy Society

Student education

I teach modules in classics, ancient history, archaeology, and Greek language. I also supervise UG dissertations on a wide range of topics, as well as researchpostgraduates in ancient history.

Research groups and institutes

  • Classics
<h4>Postgraduate research opportunities</h4> <p>We welcome enquiries from motivated and qualified applicants from all around the world who are interested in PhD study. Our <a href="https://phd.leeds.ac.uk">research opportunities</a> allow you to search for projects and scholarships.</p>