Our New Assistant Director – Michael Loy
It is our great pleasure to welcome Michael Loy, who officially takes up the post of Assistant Director today. Michael arrives fresh from completing his PhD thesis at the University of Cambridge on modelling state interactions in the Archaic period. Using various computational techniques, he investigated the political and economic networks that some Greek polis and non-polis states formed with one another in the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Although his research focuses on Archaic and Classical Greece, his interests in the ancient world are more extensive, ranging from Roman Britain to Prehistoric Turkey. Recently he has worked primarily in Greece as a team member on projects on Kythera, and at Olynthos and Pylos. Outside the field Michael is interested in museum education and public engagement, and he is passionate about widening participation and looks forward to continuing to develop the BSA’s courses for students and teachers.
We all wish Michael well in his new role and look forward to working closely with him for the next five years.