TedEd.Four sisters in Ancient Rome - Ray Laurence
How did the young, wealthy women of Ancient Rome spend their days? Meet Domitia and her sister Domitia and her sister Domitia and her sister Domitia. Ray Laurence sketches the domestic life of leisure that these young girls lived, despite little recorded information on women from this otherwise well-documented era.
Ray Laurence (University of Kent):
After completing his PhD, Ray taught Roman history in four Universities (in the same week!) as a part-time sessional teacher (Durham, Manchester, Lancaster and Newcastle) before moving on to a temporary and then permanent appointment as a lecturer at the University of Reading.
Over 13 years in Reading, he taught Roman History and contributed to courses on the Classical Tradition. This included the development of the teaching of the City of Rome to both undergraduates and postgraduates. In 2005, he moved to the University of Birmingham - where he taught courses on Pompeii; Roman Italy; and contributed to the multi-disciplinary module on Cities.
He has been appointed as Chair of the Canterbury Heritage Partnership, which has been established by Canterbury City Council with a view to the development of plans relating to the future of Museums in Canterbury (including the Roman Museum) and the Coastal district (including Herne Bay Museum).
Ray has supervised PhD students to completion on a variety of topics in Roman History, Roman Archaeology and the Reception of Antiquity. He particularly welcomes PhD applicants who wish to work in his areas of research expertise in Roman Social History and Roman Archaeology.