Teaching Fellow in Ancient History
I am currently preparing for publication my doctoral dissertation, ‘Money, the State and Crisis in the Third-Century Roman Empire’ which was completed at the University of Bristol in 2012. My research interest cover two principle areas: the monetary economy of the Roman empire as well as historical theory and methodology; in particular, I research alternative applications for economic theory which take into account the radical differences between modernity and Classical Antiquity. My next research project is a study of credit in the Roman empire which focuses on the changing role of credit-granting institutions from Principate to Late Antiquity and how money supply and use were affected by such changes.
- ‘The acceptance and value of Roman silver coinage in the second and third centuries A.D.’. Numismatic Chronicle 172 (forthcoming, 2013)
- ‘Review: Bowman, A. & A. Wilson (eds.). Settlement, urbanization, and population. Oxford Studies in the Roman Economy’. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (2012)
I have taught on a wide range of subjects including the social and economic history of classical antiquity, Roman history, Greek and Roman literature, numismatics and archaeological sources. This year, I will be teaching classes on the Age of Augustus, historical theory and Greek and Roman literary sources.
Selected Conference Papers
- ‘Numismatics and Neoclassical Assumptions: A Case-Study From the Third Century Roman Empire’ (joint colloquium sponsored by Friends of Numismatics). American Philological Association and Archaeological Institute of America Annual Meeting. Seattle, WA, USA. January 2013.
- ‘Boom and Bust: Describing a Financial Bubble during the Early Principate’. Classical Association Annual Conference 2012. University of Exeter, Exeter, UK. April 2012.
- ‘Inflation, Debasement and Economic Integration in the Third Century AD’. European Social Sciences History Conference. Ghent University - Ghent, Belgium. April 2010.
- ‘Money as Marketing: Propaganda Motives for Debasement in the Third Century Roman Empire?’ Classical Association Annual Conference 2010. Cardiff University - Cardiff, Wales. April 2010.