Friday, January 28, 2005

David Breeze

The University of Edinburgh Bulletin - No 8, May 1996: "David Breeze was born in Blackpool in 1944 and educated at University College, Durham University. He graduated with a BA in Modern History in 1965 and proceeded to undertake research on the junior officers of the Roman army; his PhD was awarded in 1970.

In 1969 David Breeze joined the staff of the Inspectorate of Ancient Monuments, then part of the Ministry of Public Building and Works, now Historic Scotland, and where he has risen from the rank of Assistant Inspector to Chief Inspector.

David Breeze's primary research interests are the Roman army and Roman frontier studies. He has published several books on Hadrian's Wall and Roman Scotland and many papers in British and foreign journals. He has also excavated extensively in North Britain, including on both Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall.

Dr Breeze served as President of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland from 1987 to 1990, Chairman of the 1989 Hadrian's Wall Pilgrimage, and on the council of several learned societies. He is a member of the International Committee of the Congress of Roman Frontier Studies. Dr Breeze is a Visiting Professor at the Department of Archaeology, University of Durham."