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FIELD

Ptolemaic Egyptian History

INTERESTS

Early Ptolemaic Egypt, Religion under the Early Ptolemies, the Hellenistic Mediterranean world, and Ancient Greek History.

BACKGROUND

Caitlyn is a second year Master’s student in the History Department. After a semester of research in the spring, she began to write her Master’s thesis, focusing on religion as the key to interaction with the Ptolemaic royals during Egypt’s Hellenistic period. In her undergraduate years, she completed an honors thesis on religion in Ptolemaic Egypt, published a paper on women in Livy’s Histories with the UMass Undergraduate History Journal, and presented at the Massachusetts Undergraduate Research Conference. She graduated with honors from the University of Massachusetts Amherst in 2022 with a BA in History. She participated in the Kea Archaeological Research Survey (KARS) through the Irish Institute for Hellenic Studies after graduating, studying Bronze Age ceramic sherds. She is now pursuing her MA in History, and hopes to continue on to a PhD program.