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Name: Ellena Lyell

PhD: Biblical Studies

Thesis Title: Chromatic Dialogues: Colour and Culture in Ancient Hebrew and Greek

Supervisors and Institution(s): 

  1. Prof. Carly Crouch - Theology (Fuller Theological Seminary)
  2. Dr Mark Bradley - Classics (University of Nottingham)
  3. The Re’d Canon Dr Alison Milbank - Theology (University of Nottingham)

Positions Held:

  • Lecturer for Intermediate Biblical Hebrew, Level 2/3 (all classes, Autumn 2017/18): including designing the syllabus, delivering classes and setting and marking assessments.
  • Teaching Affiliate for Interpreting the Hebrew Bible, Level 1 (Autumn 2018/19): including tutoring seminars and marking assessments.

Papers Presented:

  • "The Colour Sense: How Chromatic Language Relates to the Senses" at the EABS Graduate Symposium, Helsinki - April 2019

Conference Organisation:

  • Co-organiser for Borders and Boundaries in Ancient Israel: Territory, Nationality and Identity (Bible/Archaeology). A two day inter-disciplinary conference to be held at the University of Nottingham, June 2018. (Funding raised: £7810).

Professional Memberships:

  • Society of Biblical Literature (SBL)
  • Society of Old Testament Studies (SOTS)
  • European Association of Biblical Studies (EABS)



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