Team

Board of Directors

James Blake Wiener
James Blake Wiener Chief Marketing Officer

MA World History, New York University
BA History (Magna cum Laude), New York University

James is a writer, public speaker, and former academic who is interested in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He handles internal and external business communications at AHE and builds partnerships with international organizations.

Jan van der Crabben
Jan van der Crabben Chief Executive Officer

MA War Studies, King's College London
BA Journalism, University of East London

Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company and its team to best fulfil its mission. He is passionate about history, education, and web technology.

Joshua J. Mark
Joshua J. Mark Author & Researcher

MA English, SUNY College New Paltz
BA English/Philosophy, SUNY College New Paltz

A freelance writer and former part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. He has taught history, writing, literature, and philosophy at the college level.

Mark Cartwright
Mark Cartwright Publishing Director

MA Philosophy, University of York
BA Politics (1st), University of Teesside

Mark holds an M.A. in Greek philosophy and his special interests include ceramics, the ancient Americas, and world mythology. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.

Team Members

Amanda Iliadis
Amanda Iliadis Associate Video Editor

BA History (hons), Minor in curatorial studies/art history (Undertaking)-Ryerson University.

Amanda is attending Ryerson University for a BA in history (hons) and a minor in curatorial studies. She is aiming to specialise in the ancient near eastern world and strives to learn about ancient history while spreading her knowledge any way she can!

Emma Groeneveld
Emma Groeneveld Associate Editor

MA Teaching History, University of Utrecht
MA Ancient Studies (Research Master), University of Utrecht
BA History, University

Emma has studied History & Ancient History. She has a special interest in Herodotus and the Persian Wars as well as the juicy politics of ancient - in particular Roman - courts. Prehistory and human evolution are also huge soft spots.

Ibolya Horvath
Ibolya Horvath Editor

BA Archaeology, University of Leicester (undertaking)
BA Economics, Media Management, Budapest Business School

After years in publishing, Ibolya is currently studying Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Passionate about Roman military history with particular interest in the cultural impact of Roman conquest in the provinces.

James Lloyd
James Lloyd Video Editor

PhD Classics, University of Reading and Exeter (Undertaking)
MA Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter
BA (Hons)

James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

Liana Miate
Liana Miate Social Media Editor

BA Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney

Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

Milad Alshomary
Milad Alshomary Programmer

BSc Software Engineering, Damascus University

Milad is in love with data mining and search. Reading about history and mythology is his favorite pastime and inspiration.

William Brown
William Brown Review Manager

B.A. Northwest University, Cum Laude Graduate
M.A. University of Chicago (enrolled)

William Brown now runs The Biblical Review, acts as the Review Manager for Ancient History Encyclopedia, and is completing his MA at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is proficient with both Hebrew and Akkadian.

Key Contributors

Mark Cartwright
Mark Cartwright Publishing Director

MA Philosophy, University of York
BA Politics (1st), University of Teesside

Mark holds an M.A. in Greek philosophy and his special interests include ceramics, the ancient Americas, and world mythology. He loves visiting and reading about historic sites and transforming that experience into free articles accessible to all.

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin Contributor

MBChB, MD, MRCP, FCCP, FACP, FAHA, FRCP(Glasgow), FRCP(Edinburgh), FRCP(Ireland), FRCP(London)

Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

James Blake Wiener
James Blake Wiener Chief Marketing Officer

MA World History, New York University
BA History (Magna cum Laude), New York University

James is a writer, public speaker, and former academic who is interested in cross-cultural exchange and world history. He handles internal and external business communications at AHE and builds partnerships with international organizations.

Carole Raddato
Carole Raddato Contributor

followinghadrian.com

Carole maintains the popular ancient history photo-blog Following Hadrian, where she travels the world in the footsteps of emperor Hadrian.

Jan van der Crabben
Jan van der Crabben Chief Executive Officer

MA War Studies, King's College London
BA Journalism, University of East London

Jan is the Founder and CEO of Ancient History Encyclopedia, leading the non-profit company and its team to best fulfil its mission. He is passionate about history, education, and web technology.

John Horgan
John Horgan Contributor

Doctor of Arts in World History (St. John's University, New York)

Master of Arts in History (Marquette University, Wisconsin

Currently an Assistant Professor of History at Concordia University-Wisconsin in the United States. His on-going reading and research interests include plagues & diseases and food in world history .

Joshua J. Mark
Joshua J. Mark Author & Researcher

MA English, SUNY College New Paltz
BA English/Philosophy, SUNY College New Paltz

A freelance writer and former part-time Professor of Philosophy at Marist College, New York, Joshua J. Mark has lived in Greece and Germany and traveled through Egypt. He has taught history, writing, literature, and philosophy at the college level.

Ibolya Horvath
Ibolya Horvath Editor

BA Archaeology, University of Leicester (undertaking)
BA Economics, Media Management, Budapest Business School

After years in publishing, Ibolya is currently studying Archaeology at the University of Leicester. Passionate about Roman military history with particular interest in the cultural impact of Roman conquest in the provinces.

Amanda Iliadis
Amanda Iliadis Associate Video Editor

BA History (hons), Minor in curatorial studies/art history (Undertaking)-Ryerson University.

Amanda is attending Ryerson University for a BA in history (hons) and a minor in curatorial studies. She is aiming to specialise in the ancient near eastern world and strives to learn about ancient history while spreading her knowledge any way she can!

Cristian Violatti
Cristian Violatti Contributor

BA Archaeology, University of Leicester (Undertaking)
BA Human Resources, Universidad de Morón, Buenos Aires

Cristian Violatti is an independent author, public speaker, and former editor of Ancient History Encyclopedia with a passion for archaeology and ancient history.

Karen Barrett-Wilt
Karen Barrett-Wilt Editor

MA History of Art, Indiana University - Bloomington
BA English, Grinnell College

Karen is an editorial coordinator and freelance editor who studied Islamic and Ancient Near Eastern Art and Architecture in graduate school and remains fascinated with them. She also confounds family and friends with her passion for editing.

Emma Groeneveld
Emma Groeneveld Associate Editor

MA Teaching History, University of Utrecht
MA Ancient Studies (Research Master), University of Utrecht
BA History, University

Emma has studied History & Ancient History. She has a special interest in Herodotus and the Persian Wars as well as the juicy politics of ancient - in particular Roman - courts. Prehistory and human evolution are also huge soft spots.

James Lloyd
James Lloyd Video Editor

PhD Classics, University of Reading and Exeter (Undertaking)
MA Classics and Ancient History, University of Exeter
BA (Hons)

James' main area of research is ancient Greek music, but he has general interests in mythology, religion, and art & archaeology. A self-confessed philhellene, James keeps at least one eye on the Roman pie.

Geoffrey Marchal
Geoffrey Marchal Contributor

PhD, Environmental Science, Aarhus University (Denmark), 2009 – 2012

Degree in secondary school teachers (MEd), Universit

3D scans are a great way to share cultural heritage with the world. I mainly use photogrammetry and Memento beta from Autodesk. I share 3D model through "Scan the world", a MyMiniFactory´s project.

Donald L. Wasson
Donald L. Wasson Contributor

DA History, Illinois State University
MA History, Eastern Illinois University
BS in Education (History), Eastern Illinois Uni

Donald has taught Ancient, Medieval and U.S. History at Lincoln College (Normal, Illinois)and has always been and will always be a student of history, ever since learning about Alexander the Great. He is eager to pass knowledge on to his students.

Liana Miate
Liana Miate Social Media Editor

BA Ancient History, Macquarie University, Sydney

Liana is the Social Media Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia. She holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree with a major in ancient Greece, Rome & Late Antiquity. She is particularly passionate about Rome and Greece, and anything to do with mythology or women.

Jade Koekoe
Jade Koekoe Blog Editor

BA Librarianship and Corporate Information Management (Undertaking)
Advanced Diploma of Graphic Design

Jade is a Librarian with an avid interest in Roman and Greek architecture and ancient Middle-Eastern cultures.

Emily Mark
Emily Mark Contributor

Degrees Pending

Emily Mark studied history and philosophy at Tianjin University, China and English at SUNY New Paltz, NY. She has published historical essays and poetry. Her travel writing debuts in Timeless Travels Magazine.

Jason Moser
Jason Moser Programmer

BS Mathematics, University of Maryland Baltimore County

Programmer and lover of ancient history, with a focus on ancient languages.

Anindita Basu
Anindita Basu Contributor

BSc, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India
MBA, Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, India

Anindita is a technical writer and editor. Her off-work interests include Indology, data visualisation, and etymology.

Muhammad Bin Naveed
Muhammad Bin Naveed Contributor

BA Architecture, National College of Arts, Rawalpindi, Pakistan
MSc Archaeology, Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations

I have completed my Masters in Archaeology and Bachelors in Architecture. After completing my Architectural degree I found that I could help in the field of archaeology in Pakistan to virtually preserve the threatened heritage of the country.

Chickasaw.tv
Chickasaw.tv Contributor

www.chickasaw.tv

Watch the Chickasaw story come to life through vibrant HD videos.

Dana Murray
Dana Murray Contributor

MMSt, UofT (Undertaking)
MA Religion, Carleton University.
HBA Classical Civilizations, UofT

Researcher with interest in the art, architecture and religion of ancient Greece and the Near East.

Mina Bulic
Mina Bulic Contributor

Studied Heritage of Europe and the Mediterranean in Koper, Slovenia

Mina is a pan-European lover of photography and art history: She has lived in Serbia, Slovenia, Hungary, Spain, and Germany.

Dola RC
Dola RC Contributor

BSc (Honours Biological Sciences)
Mass Communication & Journalism (Advanced Diploma)
Fine Arts (Senior Diploma)
Vocal Music

Dola is a writer, trained artist, art and history aficionado. She uses her skills to create engaging stories related to art, architecture, culture and history for online magazine, Lucky Compiler and its blog which she co-owns.

Henry Curtis Pelgrift
Henry Curtis Pelgrift Contributor

MA in Mediterran Archaeology with Merit, University College London
BA in Archaeology, summa cum laude, The George Washington U

Henry Curtis Pelgrift is an archaeologist with 13 excavations over seven seasons under his belt and has worked at the British Museum and Met. He is currently doing a PhD in Archaeology and has an MA in Mediterranean Archaeology and a BA in Archaeology.

Past Preservers
Past Preservers Contributor

pastpreservers.com

Past Preservers is the creative hub between the heritage and media worlds.

Ronnie Jones III
Ronnie Jones III Contributor

BA, History, California Baptist University

In university Ronnie concentrated his studies on the Greco-Roman world while writing his senior thesis on the Reformation. He has studied Koine Greek and Hebrew at the masters level, and is currently studying Turkish.

Caroline Cervera
Caroline Cervera Contributor

MA Classical Studies, Tulane University (undertaking)
BA International Affairs, Minors History and Art History - Northeastern

Caroline is an Associate Editor for Ancient History Encyclopedia and a student at Northeastern University. She is passionate about studying ancient history and preserving it for future generations.

William Brown
William Brown Review Manager

B.A. Northwest University, Cum Laude Graduate
M.A. University of Chicago (enrolled)

William Brown now runs The Biblical Review, acts as the Review Manager for Ancient History Encyclopedia, and is completing his MA at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He is proficient with both Hebrew and Akkadian.

Jasmine Sahu
Jasmine Sahu Contributor

BA English (1st with Distinction) at the University of York
MA Digital Film and Television Production at the University of Yor

A student of Classics with a love of Cicero, Fifth Century Athens and power politics in Ancient Egypt. Currently studying for a BA in Classics with Oriental Studies at the University of Oxford, her exploration of the Ancient World has only just begun.

Francesca Santoro L'hoir
Francesca Santoro L'hoir Contributor

PhD Ancient History
MA Ancient History & Mediterranean Archaeology
BA Classics; BA History

I am a former college professor and Fellow of the American Academy in Rome, 1997.

Dominique Chapman
Dominique Chapman Contributor

Certificate in Travel Writing and Photography
BA Ancient History at Macquarie University, Sydney (undertaking)

Travel photographer living in Australia, exploring the world with a love of colour and culture. Currently studying a Bachelor of Arts; majoring in Ancient History.

Salvatore Piccolo
Salvatore Piccolo Contributor

Classical high school diploma
Degree in classical-postclassical-medieval archaeology
Continuing education course in Ancient E

Salvatore Piccolo is an archaeologist. His excavations include the dolmens of Sicily where in "Cava dei Servi", he found human remains and ceramic fragments that have unravelled the mystery of the function and chronology of Mediterranean dolmens.

John S. Knox
John S. Knox Contributor

PhD in Theology & Religion, University of Birmingham (UK)
MATS in Christian History & Thought, George Fox University
BA in En

John S. Knox, PhD in Theology & Religion (University of Birmingham, UK), is Associate Professor of Sociology & an online instructor of Apologetics & Seminary Studies at Liberty University.

Christopher Planeaux
Christopher Planeaux Contributor

B.A. Ancient Philosophy, Classical Studies (1993)
B.A. Ancient History, Religious Studies (1994)
M.Phil. Greek History (1997)

Lectured in Classical Studies for 15yrs. Published articles on the dramatic settings for Plato's Dialogues & Ancient Greek History. Offered papers at conferences in North America & Great Britain. Area of expertise includes Greek History 600-300 BCE.

Prapti Panda
Prapti Panda Contributor

High School Graduate- with distinction

Prapti has spent years researching pre-Columbian civilizations, especially those in Colombia and Peru. Her work has been published many times and her first book, based on the Chibcha tribes of South America, will be released soon.

Charley Linden Thorp
Charley Linden Thorp Contributor

B.Mus. Music Performance/teaching (Piano, violoncello and voice) and Music Therapist
Teacher of the Alexander Technique
M.A.

Linden is a writer/university teacher living in Japan. She is also a Dharma/Meditation teacher working to make the ideas of Buddha Nature accessible to everyone, which involves many thousands of years of historical research.

Colleen Filipek
Colleen Filipek Contributor

B.A. History, University of Rochester

I am a recently graduated history major with an interest in Ancient History and Civilization.

Maisie Jewkes
Maisie Jewkes Contributor

Currently studying Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester.

Maisie has a passion for ancient history and archaeology. She is currently studying for a degree at the University of Leicester.

Antoine Simonin
Antoine Simonin Contributor

MA Ancient Times, University of Strasbourg
MA Museology, University of Strasbourg
LP Mediation and Documentation in Digital E

Passionate about ancient Central Asia. Maintains the website From Bactria to Taxila. Works in the Europa Barbarorum project.

Emily Spicer
Emily Spicer Contributor

BA (Hons) Archaeology.
MSc Forensic Archaeology and Anthropology.

Archaeologist, family historian and prehistory enthusiast. I also lecture on many different aspects of prehistory from time to time. In the process of writing a ancient history encyclopedia, which I want to eventually get published.

Ludwig Heinrich Dyck
Ludwig Heinrich Dyck Contributor

University of British Columbia, Bachelor of Arts. History Major. 1990.

British Columbia Institute of Technology, Fish

Born in Germany, Ludwig H. Dyck became a Canadian citizen through his father's citizenship. Since his first publication in 1998, Dyck has written for numerous popular US history magazines. His first book is the "The Roman Barbarian Wars."

Mark Beumer MA
Mark Beumer MA Contributor

Master of Arts in History
Master of Arts teaching History and Civics

Ancient historian specialized in early Christianity in the Roman world, Roman imperial cult and Greek democracy.

Nikul Joshi
Nikul Joshi Contributor

Bachelor of Science from Mumbai University.

I own a real estate business in Mumbai, India. An avid reader of philosophy and religious books. Writer of multiple philosophy and religious essays. Seek intellectual conversations, philosophical reasoning to expand my thinking to seek the eternal truth.

Touraj Daryaee
Touraj Daryaee Contributor

Ph.D. 1999 History, UCLA

I am a professor of history and deal with the Iranian world and its languages, religions and culture.

Wesley Fiorentino
Wesley Fiorentino Contributor

B.A., English Literature - Rutgers University

M.L.I.S. - Simmons College

M.A., History - Simmons College

Wesley Fiorentino is an archivist, historian, and scholar currently located in Boston, Massachusetts. His areas of study include Old English literature and Late Antiquity.