Sunday, December 10, 2006

Richard P. Saller, new dean of Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences

Stanford News Service:
University of Chicago Provost Richard P. Saller will be the next dean of Stanford's School of Humanities and Sciences (H&S). Saller is the Edward L. Ryerson Distinguished Service Professor of History and Classics at the University of Chicago. His research has concentrated on Roman social and economic history, in particular patronage relations and the family. He is interested in the use of literary, legal and epigraphic materials to investigate issues of social hierarchy and gender distinctions. He has taught there since 1984 and became dean of the Social Sciences Division in 1994 and provost in 2002. Prior to his tenure at Chicago, he was an assistant professor at Swarthmore College. He has held visiting professorships and fellowships at the University of California-Berkeley and Jesus College, Cambridge.

He is the author of several books, including Patriarchy, Property and Death in the Roman Family and Personal Patronage Under the Early Empire.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Prof. Alan K. Bowman MA, PhD (Tor) FBA, Oxford University

Prof. Alan K. Bowman MA, PhD (Tor) FBA

Camden Professor of Ancient History, Faculty of Classics
Fellow, Brasenose College
Director, Vindolanda Writing Tablets
Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

Brasenose College

Tel: (01865) 277874

Research Interests

Roman History and Papyrology

Selected Recent Publications

1994: The Vindolanda Writing Tablets (with J. D. Thomas), Tabulae Vindolandenses II British Museum Press.
1999: 'Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times' (with E. Rogan), Proceedings of the British Academy 96, Oxford.
2000: 'Urbanization in Roman Egypt', in Romanization and the City. Creation, transformations and failures ( ed. E. Fentress), Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplement, 38, 173-87.
2000: Cambridge Ancient History Vol. 11 'The High Empire' (with P.D.A. Garnsey, D.W.Rathbone), Cambridge.
2002: 'Recolonising Egypt,' in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome, ed. T.P.Wiseman, British Academy, 193-224.
2003: Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier. Vindolanda and its People (New edition), British Museum Press, London.
2003: The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses III) (with J.D.Thomas), British Museum Press, London, III.