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dr. K.C. (Kit) Morrell

Faculty of Humanities
Capaciteitsgroep Geschiedenis

Visiting address
  • Kloveniersburgwal 48
  • Room number: D0.09
Postal address
  • Postbus 1610
    1000 BP Amsterdam
Contact details
  • Profile

    Kit Morrell is a postdoctoral researcher working on the Anchoring Innovation project ‘Roman women: legal changes and finances’. Her research examines the impact of the Augustan marriage legislation on the legal and financial freedom of Roman women and the (dis)continuities between the Augustan reforms and earlier law and practice.

    Kit completed her PhD at the University of Sydney in 2014, where she was a research associate and sessional teacher in the Department of Classics and Ancient History, before joining the University of Amsterdam. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons I) and a Bachelor of Laws (Hons I) from the University of Sydney.

     

    Research interests

    Roman history; Roman law; provincial governance; ethics and exemplarity; Roman women.

  • Publications

    2019

    • Morrell, K. (2019). "Who wants to go to Alexandria?" Pompey, Ptolemy, and public opinion, 57-56 BC. In C. Rosillo-López (Ed.), Communicating Public Opinion in the Roman Republic (pp. 151-174). (Historia Einzelschriften; No. 256). Stuttgart: Franz Steiner Verlag.
    • Morrell, K. (in preparation). Cato and the Rule of Law. Manuscript in preparation. In E. Cowan, K. Morrell, A. Pettinger, & M. Sevel (Eds.), The Rule of Law in Ancient Rome
    • Morrell, K. (submitted). Missing in action? Law and civil war. Manuscript submitted for publication. In H. Börm, U. Gotter, & W. Havener (Eds.), A Culture of Civil War? Bellum civile in the Late Republic and the Early Empire Classical Press of Wales.
    • Morrell, K. (in preparation). Tutela mulierum, the Augustan marriage laws, and the financial freedom of Roman women. Manuscript in preparation.
    • Morrell, K. (Accepted/In press). Augustus as Magpie. In K. Morrell, J. Osgood, & K. Welch (Eds.), The Alternative Augustan Age New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press USA.
    • Morrell, K. (Accepted/In press). Deditio. In The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Ancient History Wiley-Blackwell.
    • Morrell, K., Osgood, J., & Welch, K. (Eds.) (Accepted/In press). The Alternative Augustan Age. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press USA.
    • Cowan, E., Morrell, K., Pettinger, A., & Sevel, M. (Eds.) (in preparation). The Rule of Law in Ancient Rome.
    • Mitchell, H., Morrell, K., Osgood, J., & Welch, K. (Accepted/In press). The alternative Augustan Age. In K. Morrell, J. Osgood, & K. Welch (Eds.), The Alternative Augustan Age New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press USA.

    2018

    • Morrell, K. (2018). "Certain gentlemen say…": Cicero, Cato, and the debate on the validity of Clodius’ laws. In C. Gray, A. Balbo, R. Marshall, & C. Steel (Eds.), Reading Republican Oratory: Reconstructions, Contexts, Receptions (pp. 191-210). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
    • Morrell, K. (2018). Cato, Pompey's third consulship, and the politics of Milo's trial. In H. van der Blom, C. Gray, & C. Steel (Eds.), Institutions and Ideology in Republican Rome: Speech, Audience and Decision (pp. 165-180). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

    2017

    • Morrell, K. (2017). Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

    2015

    • Morrell, K. (2015). Appian and the judiciary law of M. Livius Drusus (tr. pl. 91). In K. Welch (Ed.), Appian's Roman History: Empire and Civil War (pp. 235-55). Swansea: Classical Press of Wales.
    • Morrell, K. (2015). Cato, Caesar, and the Germani. Antichthon, 49, 73-93. https://doi.org/10.1017/ann.2015.6

    2014

    • Morrell, K. (2014). Cato and the courts in 54 B.C. Classical Quarterly, 64, 669-81.

    2016

    • Ridley, R., Marshall, B., & Morrell, K. (Eds.) (2016). Fifty Treasures: Classical Antiquities in Australian and New Zealand Universities. Melbourne: Australasian Society for Classical Studies.

    Talk / presentation

    • Morrell, K. (speaker) (7-2-2019). Tutela mulierum, the Augustan marriage laws, and the financial freedom of Roman women, Australasian Society for Classical Studies, Armidale, Australia.
    • Morrell, K. (invited speaker) (6-12-2018). The impact of civil war on the populus as a legislative institution, Populus Romanus, Durham, United Kingdom.
    • Morrell, K. (speaker) (8-4-2018). Cato and the rule of law, Classical Association, Leicester, United Kingdom.

    Others

    • Morrell, K. (organiser), Hamelink, A. M. (organiser) & Heijmans, E. (organiser) (22-3-2019 - 23-3-2019). Law vs Custom in Anchoring Innovation, Amsterdam, Netherlands (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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