Greek and Hellenistic history; economic and political history; state formation and power dynamics in the Hellenistic east; cultural interaction and identity; epigraphy; numismatics.
Dr. Keen is an ancient historian with interests in processes of state formation and imperial power in the pre-modern Mediterranean. His research focuses on the eastern Mediterranean kingdoms of the Hellenistic period with particular emphasis on the Ptolemaic kingdom outside Egypt, epigraphy, and numismatics. Currently, Keen is at work on a book project on Ptolemaic power in Cyprus.
Publication of numismatic finds from Kourion excavationKeen, P.
Publication of numismatic finds from Kyrenia Shipwreck.Keen, P.
Book manuscript in progressKeen, P.