The Project Team

The Project Team

Team Photo (2)The Cult of Saints project is directed by Dr Bryan Ward-Perkins (Oxford University), the Principal Investigator, who is also overseeing the work on the evidence in Greek.

Engaged on the project are a number of subject specialists, overseeing specific linguistic areas: Prof Theo van Lint (Oxford University) for Armenian and Georgian; Dr Arietta Papaconstantinou (University of Reading) for Coptic; Dr David Taylor (Oxford University) for Syriac; Dr Robert Wiśniewski (University of Warsaw) for Latin.

The Research Associates currently working full-time on the project are:

Dr Nikoloz Aleksidze for the Armenian and Georgian evidence, who completed a doctorate at Oxford in 2013, and has subsequently been teaching at the Free University of Tbilisi.

Dr Sergey Minov for the Syriac evidence, who completed a doctorate at the Hebrew University in Jeruslaem in 2013, and has subsequently held a research fellowship at the Freie Universität, Berlin.

Dr Pawel Nowakowski for the Greek epigraphic evidence.

Dr Efthymios Rizos for the Greek evidence, who completed a doctorate at Oxford in 2011, and has subsequently held a number of post-doctoral fellowships, particularly at Koç University, Istanbul.

Dr Gesa Schenke for the Coptic evidence, who completed a doctorate at Cologne University in 2000 and has most recently been working on a Leiden-based ERC project, The Formation of Islam.

Dr Matthieu Pignot who completed a doctorate at Oxford in 2016, and whose work for the project is based at Warsaw University.

The Project Administrator is Briony Truscott.

The Database Designer and Manager is Jeremy Worth, ICT Manager of the School of Archaeology, Oxford University.