James Lloyd is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Classics at the University of Reading where he completed his PhD in 2019. His research focuses on ancient Spartan society, archaeology and its reception, as well as ancient music and musical instruments. In 2022, he will start a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions Individual Fellowship at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, working on a project to better understand networks of music in Archaic Greece.
He was a recipient of the Society of Antiquaries of London’s Lambard Fund travel award for research into Romano-British musical instruments, and organised the conference Thermopylae 2500 with the Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies. In 2020, he was a winner of a visiting fellowship at HiSoMA, at the Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée in Lyon, working on a comparative analysis of the regulation of music and poetry in the ancient world.