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Barron Caroline

- Chargée de recherche contractuelle au CNRS / CNRS Research Fellow (ERC Project)
- Historienne de l’Antiquité

Contact : caroline.barron@kcl.ac.uk

THÈME DE RECHERCHE

- Épigraphie latine

PARCOURS

Caroline Barron est historienne de l’antiquité, spécialisée en épigraphie latine.
Après des études d’anglais et de latin à l’université de Leeds (Angleterre), elle a travaillé plusieurs années à Rome dans le domaine culturel.
En 2008, elle commence un 3e cycle de latin au King’s College de Londres. Sa thèse, effectuée sous la direction d’Henrik Mouritsen, achevée en 2014, portait sur les inscriptions latines dans les collections anglaises privées du XVIIIe siècle (Tourists and Texts : Latin Inscriptions in the Grand Tour Collections of Eighteenth Century England).

Caroline Barron, s’intéresse particulièrement aux épigraphies “faussaires” produites pour le marché de l’art du XVIIIe siècle. Elle a récemment écrit un article sur ce sujet, dans l’ouvrage Fakes, Forgeries and Issues of Authenticity in Classical Literature’ (Brill, à paraître en 2017).
Elle a également travaillé sur deux projets d’éditions numériques portant sur les inscriptions anciennes : Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania et IOSPE : Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea.

Elle a enseigné plusieurs années le latin, l’histoire ancienne, l’histoire de l’art (périodes hellénistique et romaine), ou encore l’histoire de la religion romaine,
au sein notamment de King’s College (Londres).

Caroline Barron a rejoint le Centre Paul-Albert Février en septembre 2016, en tant que chargée de recherche contractuelle au CNRS. Elle fait partie de l’équipe du projet ERC, dirigée par Katell Berthelot, Judaism and Rome - Le judaïsme face au défi politico-religieux de l’empire romain (IIe siècle avant notre ère - VIIe siècle après notre ère). Au sein de l’équipe ERC, elle est plus particulièrement chargée de l’épigraphie latine.


Caroline Barron is an Ancient Historian with a particular research interest in Latin epigraphy. Following an undergraduate degree in English and Latin at the University of Leeds, she spent several years living in Rome and working in cultural heritage. She returned to London in 2008 to pursue an MA in Classics at King’s College London, where she also studied for her PhD under the supervision of Professor Henrik Mouritsen. Her thesis was entitled ’Tourists and Texts : Latin Inscriptions in the Grand Tour Collections of Eighteenth Century England’, and considered the presence of epigraphic material in private collections. Her research has a particular interest in ’fake’ inscriptions, produced for the art market in the eighteenth century, which is the subject of a forthcoming article in the edited volume
Fakes, Forgeries and Issues of Authenticity in Classical Literature (Brill : forthcoming 2017).
Caroline has also worked on the publication of two digital editions of ancient inscriptions,
Inscriptions of Roman Tripolitania and IOSPE : Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea, and has extensive teaching experience in a wide range of topics including Roman religion, Roman Art, the history of Museums and Latin.

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FORMATION - DIPLÔMES / EDUCATION

- 2009 -2014 | Doctorat, PhD in Classical Reception
Titre de la thèse : “Tourists and Texts : Latin Inscriptions in the Grand Tour Collections of Eighteenth Century England”, (King’s College London, Department of Classics), Supervisor : Professor Henrik Mouritsen.

- 2007-2008 | MA in Classics, King’s College London.

- 2003-2006 | BA (Hons) in English and Latin, University of Leeds.

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ENSEIGNEMENT / ACADEMIC TEACHING

- Janv-Juillet 2016 | Teaching Fellow in Roman Art and History
*Hellenistic and Roman Painting
*Pagans, Christians and Jews in the Roman Empire
*The Late Roman World AD 337425
*Pompeii : History and Society
*Roman Art II : the domestic sphere
*Introduction to the Art and Archaeology of Greece and Rome

- 2015-2016 | Sessional Lecturer, King’s College London Summer School
*Latin (Intensive Beginners).

- 2015 | Sessional Lecturer
*Pompeii : History and Society.

- 2012-2015 | Graduate Teaching Assistant
*Introduction to the Art and Archaeology of Greece and Rome
*Introduction to Ancient History (1200 BC – AD 600)
*Museums of London

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RESEARCH

- Since sept. 2016 | Chargée de recherche contractuelle au CNRS / CNRS Research Fellow ERC Project, "Judaism and Rome, Re-thinking Judaism’s Encounter with the Roman Empire : Rome’s Political and Religious Challenge to Israel and its Impact on Judaism (2nd Century BCE – 7th Century CE)", under the supervision of Katell Berthelot.

2014-2016 | Volunteer Research Assistant, Department of Greece and Rome, British Museum :
*Cataloguing the Latin inscriptions of the British Museum for the Museum’s internal database and publicfacing website (including transliteration and translation into English)
*Independent research into epigraphic problems and contexts
*Production of catalogue entries for both academic and non-academic audiences

2015 | Research Assistant for ‘IOSPE : Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea’ (King’s College London)- an A.G. Leventis Foundation funded project in the Department of Classics and Department of Digital Humanities at King’s College, London :
*Responsible for the preparation of material for joint print and digital publication
pertaining to the Ancient Inscriptions of the Northern Black Sea project
*Mark up in XML of the epigraphic text, metadata, apparatus criticus and
bibliographical references for the digital publication
*Independent research into epigraphic problems and contexts
*Ability to work independently and meet the rigorous deadlines of the funders
(Levantis Foundation) and university.

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BIBLIOGRAPHIE / PUBLICATIONS

Ouvrage - Monograph

Publications In preparation :
- Tourists and texts : Latin inscriptions in the Grand Tour collections of
eighteenth century England

Articles

Publications In preparation :
- "The Grand Tour and Latin inscriptions : the strange case of Stourhead",
Journal of the History of Collections (Forthcoming).

Chapitres d’ouvrages - Chapters
Publications In preparation :

- ‘Sacred to Hercules’ : “a very curious inscription” in the collection of Thomas Hollis’ in De falsa et vera historia (edited volume), (Madrid : Ediciones Clásicas, forthcoming 2017)
- "Epigraphic forgeries in the eighteenth century’, in edited volume, Fakes
Forgeries and Issues of Authenticity in Classical Literature" (Brill : forthcoming 2017)

Communications - Papers presented

- "Reading Latin Inscriptions", London Summer School in Classics, July 25th 2016
- "Latin inscriptions and the English Country House" King’s College London, Department of Classics seminar, January 19th 2016
- "The Grand Tour and Latin inscriptions : the strange case of Stourhead", Classical
Influences on Georgian Stourhead conference, Stourhead, November 11th - 12th 2015
- "From intellectual to aesthete ? Latin inscriptions in the Grand Tour collections of
eighteenth century England", Edinburgh University Classics postgraduate research seminar, December 11 th 2014
- "Not just a pretty face : Latin inscriptions in eighteenth century England", The History
Lab seminar, Institute of Historical Research, London, December 4 th 2014
- "Latin inscriptions in the private collections of Charles Townley and Henry Blundell"
King’s College London, Department of Classics seminar, January 24 th 2012