Dr Philip Wood
Dr Philip Wood completed his DPhil at St John’s College, Oxford in 2007, followed by a British Academy post-doctoral Fellowship at Corpus Christi. His research considers the intersection of political and religious ideas in the late antique Middle East. His doctorate was published as an OUP monograph in 2010, and it will soon be followed by a second monograph based on his post-doc, The Chronicle of Seert. The Christian Historical Imagination in Late Antique Iraq, which focusses on the writing of history by Christians in Sasanian and Abbasid Iraq.
Dr Wood has taught the political and cultural history of late antiquity at Oxford and Cambridge universities for the last six years. He has also taught the same period at SOAS focussing on Martyrdom and Monasticism in the Near East within the department of the Study of Religions. Dr Wood was previously Osborn Fellow in early medieval history at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge and a Director of Studies in history.