Jan-Georg Deutsch Scholarship in African History, 2018-21
Lady Wallis Budge Prize for Academic Excellence, 2016
I specialise in Egyptian history and language, with an emphasis on Coptic and the early Church. My research builds on the Cult of Saints Project, which is based here in Oxford. I explore the conventions of the representation of visions in Coptic hagiography, focusing on whether these conventions differ according to the characters experiencing visions. For this project, I work closely with both the Faculty of History and the Griffith Institute in the Faculty of Oriental Studies.
I am also trained in archaeological science and excavation, including at the University of Liverpool field school at Nortion Priory. In conjunction with Drs Peter Gethin and Matthew Ponting at the University of Liverpool, during my MA I focused particularly on studying Egyptian blue.
Dwarf burials in ancient Egypt: A contextual study c. 4,500-332 BC (BA dissertation)
The formulation of a methodology and criteria for universally assessing the standard of heritage management: Pilot study using Egypt as its case study (MA dissertation)
Scientific analysis of the effects of acids and alkalis on Egyptian blue pigment (MA research)
Agar, C. 2016, 'Egypt'. Old Members Trust Travel Grant report of University College, Oxford, 6th November.
Conferences and Seminars
Supported tours at the conference 'Egypt's heartland: Regional perspectives on Hierakonpolis, Elkab and Edfu', 18th-19th July 2019, Oxford
Presented the 20-minute paper 'Celebrating sanctity: The public celebrations of saints in Coptic hagiography' at the Centre for Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Greek Studies' 20th Annual Postgraduate Colloquium, 1st June 2019, Birmingham
Chaired a session at the 3rd Sudan Studies Conference, 4th May 2019, Oxford
Chaired a sesson at the Oxford University Byzantine Society's 21st International Graduate Conference, 22nd-23rd February 2019, Oxford
Presented the 5-minute paper 'On the representation of visions in selected Coptic hagiographical texts' at the Oxford History Graduate Network Research Showcase, 6th February 2019, Oxford
Presented the 20-minute paper 'Blue vs the world: Scientific analysis of the effects of acids and alkalis on the stability of synthesised Egyptian blue' at the Egyptology Graduate Seminar series, 15th November 2018, Oxford