President: Dan Gallaher (Balliol College)
I am in the first year of a DPhil in History, having previously completed 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.
Treasurer: Josh Hitt (St Hilda’s College)
I am a first year DPhil student in History at St. Hilda’s College, where I also received an MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. My main interests lie in the socio-cultural history of the Middle Byzantine period, especially the representation of old age and the elderly in Middle Byzantine literary culture.
Outside of academia I am a keen martial artist, and can quite happily while away the hours regaling listeners with tales of Tai Chi principles and Kung Fu films.
Secretary: Lorenzo Saccon (Wolfson College)
I am a first year DPhil student in History at Wolfson College, having previously completed my MPhil in Late Antique and Byzantine Studies. My main interest is the history of late Byzantium, focusing in particular on the fourteenth century and the eastern Mediterranean slave trade.
Beyond talking about my research, I enjoy rowing and talking about it. As any good Italian, I enjoy cooking and, unlike most of my compatriots, learning new languages.