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Staff research

Dr William Bowden (Archaeology)

My areas of interest encompass the Roman period in Britain and Europe, with particular focus on the changes that occurred with the coming of the Romans and also on the end of the Roman Empire. Much of my research has focused on the late antique city, based in part around a long term research project at Butrint, southern Albania. I have also carried out research on the way that identities were constructed in the past and this forms one of my principal research directions at present. My current fieldwork is concentrated on the Roman town at Caistor St. Edmund, Norfolk.



Professor Doug Lee (Classics)

My research focuses on warfare, diplomacy and international relations, and religious life in Late Antiquity. These interests are reflected in my first three books, which dealt respectively with the role of information in late Roman foreign relations, pagan-Christian relations in late antiquity, and the social history of warfare in Late Antiquity. My most recent book, the final volume of the Edinburgh History of Ancient Rome, was a more general history of the period 363–565 AD. For my current project I am preparing a volume on warfare in the Roman world from Republic to Late Antiquity for Cambridge University Press's Key Themes in Ancient History series.



Dr Chris Loveluck (Archaeology)

My research centres on the development of societies in northwest Europe, between Late Antiquity and the Central Middle Ages (400–1300 AD), with particular reference to landscape and settlement archaeology, and coastal communities. In the 1990s, my research focussed on rural settlement patterns and the complexities of Anglo-Saxon society from the seventh to 11th centuries. From 2000 onwards, I have broadened my research interests to examine the dynamics of rural societies in areas that were formerly part of the Carolingian Frankish realms. Over the next five years my research will focus on larger scale survey and excavation at Stavnsager-Ammelhede, northeast Jutland.






Professor Andrew Poulter (Archaeology)

My research interests focus on the Roman provinces of central and eastern Europe and the Balkans in the Roman and early Byzantine periods. I have excavated extensively at late Roman sites in Bulgaria as part of research programmes launched to identify and explain changes in the dramatic physical and economic character of cities in Late Antiquity. I have published a number of items relating to these (and other) projects. My expertise also includes the development of new methods in field archaeology (photogrammetric recording of complex multi-level structures) and developing new approaches to site-specific intensive survey.





Emeritus Professor John Drinkwater (Classics)

John Drinkwater is a specialist on the history of Roman Gaul and the later Roman empire in the west. His many publications include The Gallic Empire: Separatism and Continuity in the North-Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, A.D. 260–274 (1987), Fifth-century Gaul: a Crisis of Identity? (1992) (edited with Hugh Elton), ‘Maximinus to Diocletian and the ‘Crisis’, in The Cambridge Ancient History, Volume XII, and The Alamanni and Rome, 213–496 – Caracalla to Clovis (2007). He has also co-edited a Festschrift in honour of Wolf Liebeschuetz.



Emeritus Professor Wolf Liebeschuetz (Classics)

Wolf Liebeschuetz, a former student of A.H.M. Jones and Arnaldo Momigliano, is a distinguished scholar in the field of Late Antiquity, as recognised by his election as a Fellow of the British Academy in 1991. His many publications include Barbarians and Bishops: Army, Church and State in the Age of Arcadius and Chrysostom (1990), The Decline and Fall of the Roman City (2001), and Decline and Change in Late Antiquity: Religion, Barbarians and their Historiography (2006). His research interests are Roman religion in the imperial period, and the transformation of the late Roman into the medieval world, especially the development of late Roman cities.



Centre for Late Antique and Byzantine Studies

The University of Nottingham
School of Humanities
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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