My research focuses on the archaeology of ancient Greek religion and, in particular, the variations of ancient religious thought and experience reflected in the material world. While my doctoral work examined patterns of votive dedication across a number of archaic sanctuaries, my work as A. G. Leventis fellow, entitled ‘Mobilising Greek Religion: The Dynamics of Sacred Space in Ancient Greece from the Archaic to Hellenistic Period’, will look at interactions between worshippers and their environment, including the built sanctuary and wider religious landscape. My work ultimately brings together different methodological approaches to achieve a more materially aware approach to the study of Greek religion.
I am also more broadly interested in the development of accessibility within classical archaeology, in relation both to museum collections and the diversity of voices within the field. I am co-organising, with Dr Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis (St Andrews), a workshop on this theme of material culture and inclusivity for Summer 2023.
Prior to coming to the BSA, I completed my PhD at the University of Cambridge.
Parikh, T. (under review) ‘Polytheism and the Distribution of Votives in the Corinthia’ in eds. H. Beck and J. Kindt The Local Dimension of Ancient Greek Religion (Cambridge University Press).
Parikh T. (submitted) ‘Dedications’ in ed. J. Kindt Ancient Greek Personal Religion (Cambridge University Press)
Parikh, T. (invited contribution in preparation) ‘Communicating with the Gods: Votive Objects’, in C. E. Barrett (ed.) Handbook of the Archaeology of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (Routledge).
Galanakis, Y. and T. Parikh (eds.) 2022 (forthcoming). Archaeological Reports 68.
Parikh, T. 2022. ‘Greek Archaeology and Epigraphy: Review of K. Kalogeropoulos, D. Vassilikou, M. Tiverios (eds.) Sidelights on Greek Antiquity. Archaeological and Epigraphical Essays in Honour of Vasileios Petrakos’, The Classical Review 72.1, pp.266–69.
Parikh, T. 2021. ‘The Body in Pieces: Anatomical Votives in Classical Greece’, Omnibus 82, pp.31–33.
Parikh, T. 2021. ‘Archaeology in Greece 2020–2021. Newsround’ Archaeological Reports 67, pp.27–60.
Parikh, T. 2020. ‘Archaeology in Greece 2019–2020. Newsround’ Archaeological Reports 66, pp.29–66.
Parikh, T. 2019. ‘Archaeology in Greece 2018–2019. Newsround’ Archaeological Reports 65, pp.29–71.