Friday, September 30, 2005

Dr Jon Coulston

Dr. Jon Coulston

Graduating in 1978 from the University of Leicester with a BA in History, Dr. Coulston went on to study for an MPhil (Archaeology of the Roman Empire,1980) and a PhD (1988) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. His research concerned Trajan's Column in Rome, under the supervision of Charles Daniels. Thereafter he was a tutor in the Centre for Continuing Education and a Guest Lecturer in the Dept of Archaeology at Newcastle. In 1995 he was appointed to his present post as Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of St Andrews.

Select Publications

'Roman Archery Equipment', in M.C. Bishop (ed.), The Production and Distribution of Roman Military Equipment. Proceedings of the Second Roman Military Equipment Seminar, BAR International Series 275, Oxford, 1985, 220-366.

'Roman, Parthian and Sassanid tactical developments', in P. Freeman & D. Kennedy (ed.), The Defence of the Roman and Byzantine East, BAR International Series 297, Oxford, 1986, 59-75.

(With E.J. Phillips) Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani, Great Britain I,6, Hadrian's Wall West of the River North Tyne, and Carlisle, Oxford, 1988.

(ed.) Military Equipment and the Identity of Roman Soldiers. Proceedings of the Fourth Roman Military Equipment Conference, BAR International Series 394, Oxford, 1988.

(With M.C. Bishop) Roman Military Equipment, Shire Archaeology Series 59, Aylesbury, 1989.

'The value of Trajan's Column as a source for military equipment', in C. van Driel-Murray (ed.), Roman Military Equipment: the Sources of Evidence. Proceedings of the Fifth Roman Military Equipment Conference, Oxford, 1989, 31-44.

'The architecture and construction scenes on Trajan's Column', in M. Henig (ed.), Architecture and Architectural Sculpture in the Roman Empire, Oxford University Committee for Archaeology Monograph No.29, Oxford, 1990, 39-50.

'Later Roman armour, 3rd-6th centuries AD', Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 1, 1990, 139-60.

'Three new books on Trajan's Column', Journal of Roman Archaeology 3, 1990, 290-309.

(With M.C.Bishop) Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome, Batsford, London, 1993 (paperback edition 1994; enlarged 2nd edition in preparation).

'The Stone Sculptures', in R. J. A. Wilson (ed), Roman Maryport and Its Setting. Essays in Memory of Michael G. Jarrett, Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society Extra Series 28, Maryport, 1997, 112-31.

'How to equip a Roman soldier', in M.M. Austin, J.D. Harries & C.J. Smith (ed.), Modus Operandi. How the Ancient World Worked. Papers Presented to Geoffrey Rickman,London, 1998, 167-90.

'Gladiators and soldiers: equipment and personnel in ludus and castra', Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies 9, 1998, 1-17.

'Scale armour', in J.N. Dore & J.J. Wilkes (ed.), 'Excavations directed by J.D. Leach and J.J. Wilkes on the site of a Roman fortress at Carpow, Perthshire, 1964-79', Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland 129, 1999, 561-66.

''Armed and belted men': the soldiery in imperial Rome', Jon Coulston and Hazel Dodge (ed.), Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City, Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 54, Oxford, 2000, 76-118.

'Transport and travel on the Column of Trajan', in C. Adams and R. Laurence (ed.), Travel and Geography in the Roman Empire, London, 2001, 106-37.

'The archaeology of Roman conflict', in P.W.M. Freeman and A. Pollard (ed.), Fields of Conflict: Progress and Prospect in Battlefield Archaeology, Oxford, 2001, 23-49.

'Arms and armour of the Late Roman Army', in D.Nicole (ed.), A Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour, Woolbridge, 2002, 3-24."

Research Interests

* Roman Army studies
* Roman military equipment
* Ancient warfare
* Roman provincial archaeology
* Trajan's Column
* Roman art (especially stone sculpture)
* Roman architecture
* The City of Rome.
* Asiatic steppe nomads

"My main ongoing research project is a monograph on the sculpting and relief content of Trajan's Column. I am also compiling a Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani catalogue of Roman sculpture from Northern England; writing a source-book on Rome for Routledge with Hazel Dodge and Christopher Smith; and updating/enlarging Roman Military Equipment with Mike Bishop."

Contact Info:
01334 462612