Henry Bishop-Wright

Henry Cosmo Bishop-Wright



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Classics and Ancient History
Department: Classics and Ancient History

PhD thesis: CHRONOLOGY AND CONNECTIVITY AT MEROITIC FARAS. Passed with no corrections 19.10.21.

Henry was a PhD candidate (2018-2021) at the Universities of Exeter and Cardiff, sponsored by the South, West and Wales Doctoral Training Partnership (SWWDTP). He was supervised by Dr Robert Morkot (University of Exeter) and Professor Paul Nicholson (Cardiff University).

Examined by Professor Martin Pitts (University of Exeter) and Dr Vincent Francigny (CNRS, Sorbonne University), he successfully completed his viva in October 2021 and was awarded his PhD in November of the same year. 

His PhD thesis focussed on the Meroitic cemetery of Faras in Sudanese Nubia. It utilised unpublished excavation records housed in the Oxford Griffith Institute to offer a new chronology of Meroitic Faras. In addition, the thesis considered the wider issue of Meroitic connectivity, both internally (Meroitic "North and South") and externally (Meroe and Ptolemaic-Roman Egypt).

Henry's PhD thesis is currently (2022) being prepared for publication as a monograph in the British Museum Publications on Egypt and Sudan.

In spring 2022 he completed an internship at the British School at Athens.

In May 2022 he joined the British Museum as Project Curator in the Department of Middle East.