Susan Bilynskyj Dunning

Fulford Junior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford

I work on Roman history and religion, including the Saecular Games and the concept of the saeculum. My second project, on human associations with divinity among non-élites in the Roman world, is being funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung and SSHRC.

My forthcoming monograph, The Ludi Saeculares and the Saeculum: Time, Festival, and Authority in the Roman World, examines the development of the Saecular Games and their relationship to Roman conceptions of time from the Republic to late Empire. My current research project, Humans as Gods in the Roman World, is funded by Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) and the Gerda Henkel Stiftung. I am investigating human associations with divinity in Plautus’s comedies, Pompeiian graffiti, and in funerary monuments and inscriptions of the imperial period, and will publish my findings as a monograph.

My other research interests include Roman and Greek hymns and Latin epigraphy.

Experience

  • –present
    Fulford Junior Research Fellow, Somerville College, University of Oxford

Education

  • 2016 
    University of Toronto, Classics