Andrew Parkin

BA hons, M.litt, PGCE
Research Associate


My background is in both archaeology and education. I completed an M.litt exploring the relationship between art and politics in the Agora at Athens in the fifth century BC, before going on to qualify as a secondary history teacher. I have worked for Newcastle University 's archaeological collections since 1998 as a museum education specialist, with additional curatorial responsibility for the Greek archaeology collections. Alongside my work for CIAS I am currently Keeper of Archaeology for the Great North Museum .


My research interests include the archaeology of Ancient Greek religion, in particular Greek temple architecture and the questions of its origins and potential significance. I am also interested in votive deposition in Greek sanctuaries and elsewhere in the Greco-Roman world and the Classical tradition in the 18 th and 19 th centuries.

Selected Bibliography

Parkin, A. (1996) “A statuette of Nike from the collection of John Ruskin” Journal of the History of Collections. 8

Brodersen, K. (2002) Phlegon von Tralleis, das Buch der Wunder: Und Zeugnisse seiner Wirkungsgeschichte (Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft). Prepared the illustrations and supporting text.