Henry Bishop-Wright

Henry Cosmo Bishop-Wright

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College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Archaeology
Department: Archaeology/Ancient History

CHRONOLOGY AND CONNECTIVITY AT MEROITIC FARAS (Phd Thesis 2018-2021).

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

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 It utilises unpublished excavation records housed in the Oxford Griffith Institute to offer a new chronology of Meroitic Faras.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

Henry completed a BA (2016) and an MA (2017) in Classics and Ancient History at the University of Exeter. He then spent a year working in commercial archaeology (UCL 2017-18) and enjoyed a short stint in Sudan as a volunteer teacher (spring 2018). Supported by the SWWDTP, he commenced his three-year PhD studentship in September 2018.