Dr Samuel Gartland
- Position: Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Culture
- Areas of expertise: Ancient Greek history; Classical Archaeology; Ancient Boiotia; Ancient Thebes; The Peloponnesian War; Aristophanes; Alexander the Great; Pausanias
- Email: S.D.Gartland@leeds.ac.uk
- Location: 1.51 Michael Sadler Building
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 admissions tutor for classics I am always very keen to hear from anyone interested in studying the ancient world in any form at Leeds. Don’t hesitate to get in touch via email.
- Classics Admissions Tutor
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.
- Subordinates and Subordination in Ancient Greece (with Professor David Tandy)
- The Peloponnesian War (with Professor Robin Osborne)
- Aristophanes and the Current Political Moment (with Professor Constanze Guthenke)
- Epichoric Perspectives in Greek History (with Dr Roger Brock)
- Classical Association
- Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
- British Epigraphy Society
I teach modules in ancient history, archaeology, and Greek language. I also supervise UG dissertations on a wide range of topics.
Research groups and institutes