Kevin's research focuses on the intersection of climate and culture in the Roman Mediterranean. His dissertation comprises a number of micro-histories of climate change at ecologically disparate sites across the Mediterranean world, from the deserts of the Libyan Sahara to the floodplains of the Rhône delta, and more besides. His work seeks to integrate historical texts with the paleosciences in order to capture the permeation of climate and the environment into all aspects of life in the ancient world, from medicinal praxis to Christian theology.
Kevin Bloomfield received a Bachelor's in History, Greek, and Latin from Ohio State University in 2015. He then earned a Master's in History from Cornell University in 2018, where he is currently completing his doctoral dissertation.
Kevin is a Visiting Research Fellow in Adam Izdebski's Palaeo-Science and History (PS&H) Independent Research Group for the spring and summer of 2019.