Dr Penelope Allison
Reader in Archaeology and Ancient History
Subject: Roman Archaeology
MA, Ph.D. (Sydney), FSA, FAHA
Tel: 0116 252 2735
I grew up on a sheep farm in North Canterbury, New Zealand. My undergraduate degree was in Pure Mathematics from the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), and my MA Prelim, MA Honours, and PhD in Archaeology from the University of Sydney. I was a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome.
I have previously taught archaeology and ancient history at the University of Sydney, the Australian National University, and the University of Sheffield. I have held an Australian Research Council Postdoctoral Fellow and a U2000 Research Fellow at Sydney University, and an Australian Research Council Queen Elizabeth II Fellow at the Australian National University. I also held an Australian Bicentennial fellowship in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, and a visiting fellowship at St John's College, University of Durham. I became a Reader in Archaeology at the Australian National University in 2005. In 2006 I joined the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at Leicester as a 'New Blood Lecturer' and became a Reader in Archaeology and Ancient History in 2007. I am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and an Honorary Fellow of the Australian Academy of Humanities.
From September to December 2014 I will be the Harold White Fellow at the National Library of Australia.
- and projects
- Selected recent publications
- Research students
- Topic for supervision - Household archaeology; Pompeii; Roman art and archaeology; Consumption approaches to Roman artefacts; Space and gender in archaeology; Digital archaeology
- AH7360/AR7560 - 'Houses, households and domestic life in the ancient world
- AH7052 - 'Text and Material Culture'
- AH7053 - 'Encountering the Classical World'
- AH3060 ‘Households and domesticity in the ancient world’ (campus-based)
- AH3550 ‘Households and families in the past’ (distance learning)
- AH3062 'Classical art in context' (campus-based)
- AH2026 'Roman imperialism and its consequences (campus-based)
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