OUBS Committee, 2018-19

President: Katerina Vavaliou (Wadham College)


I am a second-year doctoral student in Archaeology at Wadham College, having previously graduated with an MSt in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. My professional and academic background is in architecture (MEng Architecture, National Technical University of Athens) and protection of monuments (MSc Restoration and Conservation of Historical Buildings and Sites, NTUA). Therefore my academic interests pertain mostly to material culture, especially built environment, and historical geography.

I spend every vacation on field trips and sailing regattas and my worst fear is having to work in a library on a sunny day.


Treasurer: Dan Gallaher (Oriel College)

DANI am in the second year of an MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. My main research interest is in the peripheries of the Byzantine world, with a particular focus on Armenia.

Beyond academia, I enjoy dabbling in guitar and playing sport. I enjoy cricket especially, and in the summer months I can be found plying my trade as a middle-order batsman and part-time bowler.




Secretary: Callan Meynell (Trinity College)

39526387_222107718650198_1098170502762987520_nI am a second-year MPhil student in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies, having also completed my BA in Ancient and Modern History at Oxford. My undergraduate background was largely in Classical Roman history, but I became increasingly interested in Early Medieval and Byzantine history over the course of my degree due to the exciting avenues for research available into the cultural interaction between Byzantium and Islam.

Beyond the Byzantine Empire, I sing in my college choir, enjoy playing strategy games, and am a keen amateur photographer.