Department of Religious Studies

Hannah Lents


M.A., Brandeis University

Hannah Lents

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Early Christianity | Late Antique Religions | Landscape Archaeology | Digital Humanities | GIS

Biography


Hannah Lents is a Doctoral student in Religious Studies with a concentration in Ancient Mediterranean Religions. She holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Temple University and M.A. in Ancient Greek and Roman Studies from Brandeis University. Prior to matriculating she worked for two years as a field archaeologist in the American cultural resources management industry and as a GIS specialist for a private CRM firm.

Her current research interests concern the application of landscape archaeology to the study of religion in the Late Antique Mediterranean world. Her MA report, to be completed in Spring 2020, considers the Temple of Ares in Athens in both its Classical location in the Pallene and in its later Roman Period location in the Athenian agora using memory studies and view shed analysis. In a parallel project, Hannah is using this work to contextual Paul's Acts 17 Areopagus speech. Her work with the Temple of Ares and Pausanias has raised an interest in rural sacred space in the Greco-Roman world, which she hopes to explore in future research. 

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