Guest Writers

Moudhy Al-Rashid

Dr Moudhy Al-Rashid is a postdoctoral research fellow at Wolfson College (University of Oxford), where she also earned her MPhil in Cuneiform Studies and DPhil in Oriental Studies. Her research looks at terminology for mental distress in cuneiform medical texts with particular focus on the Akkadian libbu “heart” as a metaphor for the experience of illness. She original comes from Saudi Arabia, where she grew up, but now calls England home.


“I am dying of a broken heart”


Katherine Blouin

Dr Katherine Blouin is Associate Professor in Classics at the University of Toronto. She has a PhD in Roman History from Laval and Nice and a postdoctoral degree in Papyrology from the EPHE. Her works centres on the Nile Delta, multiculturalism, cultural identities, as well as environments, peoples, and periods that are commonly considered to be ‘marginal’. She is the author of Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule (Oxford, 2014) and co-editor of the blog “Everyday Orientalism“. Check out her website here.


Baby Exposed, Baby Snatched, Roman Egypt-Style


Ágnes T. Mihálykó

Ágnes T. Mihálykó has a PhD in papyrology from the University of Oslo and is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the Eötvös József Collegium, Eötvös Loránd Tudományegyetem, Budapest. Her research focuses on Christian liturgical papyri, especially the formation of Christian prayer tradition. Check out her website.


How to be Successful in Life (Fourth-Century Style)

An Egyptian Christmas Carol


Gareth Wearne

Dr Gareth Wearne is Lecturer in Biblical Studies at the Australian Catholic University, School of Theology. With a PhD from Macquarie University (Sydney), his research focuses on ancient Israelite social history and sociolinguistics. You can check out his work here.


A Harvester’s Plea