BA (QUB), DPhil (Oxford)
Senior Lecturer in Romano-Jewish History
Associate Director of the Institute of Theology
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 3150
Dr Curran studied at QUB and Worcester College, Oxford. He has been a visiting scholar at Worcester College and visiting Fellow at St. John’s College Oxford. He serves on the Faculty Board of Theology, The Royal Irish Academy National Committee for Greek and Latin and the governing council of The Classical Association of Ireland.
He has written widely on widely on Romano-Jewish relations; the religions and society of the ancient Mediterranean and the Christianization of the later Roman Empire. Recent research papers delivered include those at international conferences hosted by The University of Haifa and The University of Cambridge.
Chapters in edited collections:
He is a commissioned contributor for Romano-Jewish entries in the Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopaedia of the Roman Army.
A monographic study of Roman Judaea; the Jewish Patriarchate in Late Antiquity; the Herodian dynasty; Flavius Josephus in Rome; the cento of Faltonia Betitia Proba.
He is the course tutor for the following undergraduate modules:
and his M.A. teaching includes the historiography and numismatics components for:
He is an experienced supervisor of postgraduate students at PhD/M.A. level and has overseen diverse projects ranging from the trade-routes between the Roman Mediterranean and India to the cult of Alexander of Abonouteichos and the patronage of Roman women.
Away from academic life, his interests include piano music, twentieth-century literature and film, football and rugby.