Toni Clark



College: College of Humanities

I am a first-year PhD student, studying the social and cultural contexts of ivory artefacts in the period 300 – 700 CE. My research explores how ivory objects were produced, exchanged, displayed and re-used in the late antique period. I am examining the role of these objects in creating, maintaining and displaying social identities and affiliations in home, church and state contexts. My PhD aims to contribute to wider scholarship on the reception and adaptation of cultural forms in late antiquity, materiality and visual culture and on connectivities across and beyond the Mediterranean.

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Oxford and postgraduate studies at Oxford Brookes and the University of Leicester. I have extensive teaching experience in further and higher education settings, and have also worked on community initiatives and courses for refugees and young asylum seekers. I joined the University of Exeter in September 2020 as the A.G. Leventis student in Classics.