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

Offices:

Director, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents
Director, Vindolanda Writing Tablets
Co-Director, The Roman Economy Project (OxREP)

Address:

Ioannou Centre for Classical & Byzantine Studies
66, St. Giles'
Oxford
OX1 3LU

Email: alan.bowman@bnc.ox.ac.uk

Prof. Alan K. Bowman

Profile:

Formerly Camden Professor of Ancient History and Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, Co-Director of The Oxford Roman Economy Project (OxREP).

Research Keywords:

Roman History and Papyrology

Research Interests:

Social and economic history of the Roman Empire, Documentary Papyrology, History of Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, The Roman Economy, The Vindolanda Writing-tablets, Application of Information technology to the Study of Ancient Documents.

Selected Publications:

'Letter about court proceedings and agricultural matters', in Papyrological Texts in Honor of Roger S. Bagnall, A. Ast et al. (eds.), (American Studies in Papyrology 53 2012).

'The Vindolanda Writing-tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses IV, part 2)', J.D. Thomas & R.S.O. Tomlin (eds.), (2012).

'Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 5097, Prefectoral Edict', in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, (London: Egypt Exploration Fund 2011).

'The Vindolanda Writing-tablets (Tabulae Vindolandenses IV, part 1)', J.D. Thomas & R.S.O. Tomlin (eds.), Britannia, Vol: 41, (2011).

Settlement, Urbanization and Population, A.K. Bowman & A.I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy 2 2011).

'Ptolemaic and Roman Egypt, population and settlement', in Settlement, Urbanization, and Population, A.K. Bowman & A.I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy 2 2010).

'Trade and the flag: Alexandria, Egypt and the imperial house', in The Trade, Topography and Material Culture of Egypt's North-west Delta, D.J. Robinson & A.I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology 2010).

'Bureaucracy and documentation in the Roman empire', in Centrality and Marginality of Ancient Documents, S. Urano & Y. Fukatsu (eds.), (Tokyo: Seikokaishuppan 2009), 23-40.

'Emptio bovis Frisica: the "Frisian ox sale" reconsidered', Co-author: R.S.O. Tomlin & K.A. Worp, Journal of Roman Studies, Vol: 99, (2009).

'Oxyrhynchus Papyrus 4940, Historical Fragment (Timagenes?)', in The Oxyrhynchus Papyri, D. Obbink & N. Gonis (eds.), (London: Egypt Exploration Society 2009).

'Papyrology', in Blackwell Companion to Ancient History, A. Erskine (ed.), (Oxford 2009).

'Quantifying Egyptian agriculture', in Quantifying the Roman Economy, Methods and Problems, A.K. Bowman & A.I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford 2009).

Quantifying the Roman Economy, Methods and Problems, A.K. Bowman & A.I. Wilson (eds.), (Oxford Studies on the Roman Economy 1 2009).

Life and Letters on the Roman Frontier. Vindolanda and its People (New edition), (London: British Museum Press 2003).

The Vindolanda Writing-Tablets, Co-author: J.D. Thomas, (Tabulae Vindolandenses III, London: British Museum Press 2003).

'Recolonising Egypt', in Classics in Progress: Essays on Ancient Greece and Rome, T.P. Wiseman (ed.), (British Academy, Oxford 2002), 193-224.

'Urbanization in Roman Egypt', in Romanization and the City. Creation, transformations and failures, E. Fentress (ed.), (Journal of Roman Archaeology 2000), 173-87.

The High Empire, A.K. Bowman, P.D.A. Garnsey & D.W. Rathbone (eds.), (Cambridge Ancient History 2000).

'Agriculture in Egypt from Pharaonic to Modern Times', Co-author: E. Rogan, Proceedings of the British Academy, Oxford, Vol: 96, (1999).

The Vindolanda Writing Tablets, Co-author: J.D. Thomas, (Tabulae Vindolandenses II, London: British Museum Press 1994).