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Dr Carlos Machado

Lecturer in Ancient History
Honours adviser and Study abroad (semester 1), Director of the Centre for Late Antique Studies

carm3@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 2603

Room: C30

Research profile

Research Interests

  • The city of Rome
  • Roman cities and civic life in the western Mediterranean
  • Late Roman religious life
  • Latin Epigraphy, especially in Late Antiquity
  • Late antique social and cultural history

In my work, I try to combine different types of evidence, and recent research has led me to deal extensively with the epigraphic and material cultures of Italy, especially the so-called statue-habit. I am also interested in ancient urbanism and civic life, particularly in the western Mediterranean, as this allows me to explore the relationship between the spread of the epigraphic habit and the cultural and social integration of the empire, as well as taking into account the importance of local cultures. Teaching commitments and a new research project have led me to explore the religious history of late antique Rome, with a particular focus on the relationship between religious change and urban space.

Current Research

  • At the moment, I am completing a book entitled Urban Space and Aristocratic Power in late antique Rome (270-535), in which I explore the relationship between social/political power and urban space in the former imperial capital. 
  • My current research deals with the relationship between religious changes and urban space in imperial Rome, from the third to the seventh century A.D. 
  • I am still working on the material related to my previous research on the late antique statue-habit (the practice of setting up honorific statues in the public spaces of classical cities), with a special focus on the cities of Italy and North Africa.

Research Students

I am happy to supervise students in any of the areas mentioned above, and in many other areas of Roman imperial history and archaeology. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss possible projects at any time. 

Publications

The Epigraphic Cultures of Late Antiquity
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. (ed.), Witschel, C. (ed.) & Bolle, K. (ed.) 2017 Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag. 615 p. (Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphischen Studien; vol. 60)
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The Sack of Rome in 410 A.D. The Event, its Impact and its Context
Ribeiro Machado, C. A., Von Rummel, P. & Lipps, J. 2013 Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity
Ribeiro Machado, C. A., Bowden, W. & Gutteridge, A. 2006 Leiden: Brill.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Recent Research on the Late Antique Countryside
Ribeiro Machado, C. A., Lavan, L. & Bowden, W. 2004 Brill.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

Introduction: Defining the field: the epigraphic cultures of Late Antiquity
Bolle, K., Ribeiro Machado, C. A. & Witschel, C. Feb 2017 The Epigraphic Cultures of Late Antiquity. Bolle, K., Machado, C. & Witschel, C. (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 15-30 16 p. (Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien; vol. 60)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Dedicated to eternity? The reuse of statue bases in late antique Italy
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. Feb 2017 The Epigraphic Cultures of Late Antiquity. Bolle, K., Machado, C. & Witschel, C. (eds.). Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 323-361 39 p. (Heidelberger Althistorische Beiträge und Epigraphische Studien; vol. 60)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The aristocratic domus of late antique Rome: public and private
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 15 Dec 2016 Spazio pubblico e spazio privato tra storia e archeologia (secoli VI-XI). La Rocca, C., Lazzari, T. & Veronese, F. (eds.). Brussels: Brepols, 21 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. & Lenaghan, J. 2016 The Last Statues of Antiquity. Smith, R. R. R. & Ward-Perkins, B. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 121-135 15 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

North Africa
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. & de Bruyn, G. 2016 The Last Statues of Antiquity. Smith, R. R. R. & Ward-Perkins, B. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 56-68 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Italy
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2016 The Last Statues of Antiquity. Smith, R. R. R. & Ward-Perkins, B. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 43-55 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

410 and the Last Statues of Antiquity
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. & Ward-Perkins, B. 2013 The Sack of Rome in 410 A.D. Machado, C., Von Rummel, P. & Lipps, J. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, (Palilia; no. 28)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

The Roman Aristocracy and the Imperial Court, before and after the Sack
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2013 The Sack of Rome in 410 A.D. Machado, C., Von Rummel, P. & Lipps, J. (eds.). Wiesbaden: Reichert Verlag, (Palilia)
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Aristocratic Houses and the Making of Late Antique Rome and Constantinople
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2012 Two Romes. Rome and Constantinople in Late Antiquity. Kelly, G. & Grig, L. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 136-158
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Between Memory and Oblivion: the end of the Roman domus
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2012 Historische Erinnerung im städtischen Raum: Rom in der Spätantike. Witschel, C. & Behrwald, R. (eds.). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag, p. 111-138
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Roman Aristocrats and the Christianization of Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2011 Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire: The Breaking of a Dialogue. Lizzi Testa, R. & Brown, P. (eds.). Munster: Lit-Verlag, p. 493-516
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Entre frivolidade literária e sátira política: a História Augusta
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2010 Intelectuais, Poder e Política na Roma Antiga. Joly, F., Rebel, S. & da Rosa, C. B. (eds.). Rio de Janeiro: Nau Editora, p. 207-234
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The City as Stage: Aristocratic Commemorations in Late Antique Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2010 Les frontières du profane dans l’antiquité tardive. Sotinel, C. & Rebillard, E. (eds.). Rome: École Française de Rome, p. 287-317
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Public Monuments and Civic Life: the end of the statue habit in Italy
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2010 Le trasformazioni del V secolo. L’Italia, i Barbari e l’Occidente romano. Gasparri, S. & Delogu, P. (eds.). Turnhout: Brepols, p. 237-257
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Religion as antiquarianism: pagan dedications in late antique Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2009 Religious Dedications in the Greco-Roman World. Distribution, Typology, Use. Bodel, J. & Kajava, M. (eds.). Rome: Institutum Romanum Finlandiae, p. 331-353
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Building the past: monuments and memory in the Forum Romanum
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2006 Social and Political Life in Late Antiquity. Machado, C., Bowden, W. & Gutteridge, A. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 157-192
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

A Antiguidade Tardia, a queda do império romano e o debate sobre "o fim do mundo antigo"
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. Jul 2015 In : Revista de História. 173, p. 81-114 34 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

A Population of Statues
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. & Ward-Perkins, B. 2012 In : Bollettino per i beni culturali dell’Umbria. 5, 10, p. 87-95
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

De domus a titulus: um aspecto da cristianização da Roma tardo-antiga
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2012 In : Anuario del Centro de Estudios Historicos 'Prof. Carlos S. A. Segreti'. 12, p. 21-32
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

Review of G. Kalas, the restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity: transforming public space
Machado, C. 17 Feb 2016 In : Antiquity. 90, 349, p. 264-265 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of E. J. Watts, The Final Pagan Generation
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2016 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 106, p. 367-368 2 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of "Doctrine and Power: Theological Controversy and Christian Leadership in the Later Roman Empire"
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2 Dec 2015 In : Classical Journal Online. 2015, 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of J. Dubouloz, La propriété immobiliaire à Rome et en Italie (Ier-Vème siècles)
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2012 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

The epigraphy of the plebs frumentaria
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2012 In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 25, p. 599 602 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of H. W. Dey, The Aurelian Wall and the refashioning of Imperial Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. Nov 2011 In : Antiquity. 85, 330, p. 1494-1495
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of A. Winterling, Politics and Society in Imperial Rome
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2010 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of K. Bowes, Private Worship, Public Values, and Religious Change in Late Antiquity
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2009 In : Bryn Mawr Classical Review.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of M. Ghilardi, C. Goddard, and P. Porena, Les cités de l’Italie tardoantique
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2008 In : Klio. Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte. p. 514-516 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Review of E. Varner, Mutilation and Transformation. Damnatio Memoriae and Roman Imperial Portraiture
Ribeiro Machado, C. A. 2007 In : Journal of Roman Studies. 97, p. 343-345 3 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

Teaching

Besides teaching on different sub-honours modules, I teach an honours module on “Religious Communities in Late Antiquity”, and I will soon teach one on “The City in Late Antiquity”.

Academic Career

After having studied for a BA and a MSc in History in Brazil, I moved to Oxford, where I did a PhD in Ancient History (2006). I spent a few years in Rome doing research at the British School at Rome, until I moved to the University of Heidelberg as an Alexander von Humboldt fellow (2009). I was a lecturer in Ancient History at the Universidade Federal de Sao Paulo (2010-2013) and at the Universidade de Sao Paulo (2013-2014), Brazil, and I joined the School of Classics in January 2015.

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