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Mr Tony Potter

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Professional biography

I’m a part-time PhD student in the Department of Classical Studies at The Open University working under the supervision of Professor Phil Perkins & Dr E-J Graham. My research project examines new materialist approaches to sensory change in Etruscan tombs of the Orientalising & Archaic periods. 

I have wide interests in the field of sensory studies having completed my masters thesis on intersensoriality in Roman gardens of the late republic & early imperial period. I’m specifically interested in how sensory methodologies can be applied to the critical evaluation of archaeological assemblages in Etruscan mortuary contexts & how change in these assemblages is reflected in sensory narratives of place.

Research interests

  • Etruscology
  • Archaeological Theory
  • New Materialism
  • Change 
  • Sensory Studies