Maria Kneafsey

Department: Classics and Ancient History
Discipline: Classics and Ancient History

Project Summary

My current research project focuses on late antique urbanism, particularly the development of the city of Rome between the building of the Aurelian Wall (AD 271) and the end of the sixth century.

Using an interdisciplinary approach and combining methodologies from ancient history, art history and archaeology, I am using the changing concept of boundaries as a framework for the study of spatial change in late antique Rome.

Supervisory Team

Supervisor 1: Professor Barbara Borg.

Supervisor 2: Professor Elena Isayev.

Wider Research Interests

  • Roman art and architecture.
  • Late antique cities.
  • Fortifications and frontier zones of the Roman Empire.
  • Maps (ancient and modern).
  • Burial topography and practices.