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University of Warwick

RA5a: Research environment and esteem

University of Warwick, UoA59, RA5a

1. Faculty and University Research Environment
2. Departmental Research Structure
3. Departmental Research Environment
4. Objectives in 2001 and after 2007
5. Esteem Indicators

Classics and Ancient History at Warwick has made outstanding progress since its refoundation in 1995-96 and is now recognized as one of the UK’s leading departments.  Since RAE 2001 we have worked hard to maintain the excellence of our outputs and have extended the range of our research by targeted recruitment.  We have fostered the careers of younger academics and placed all staff who were on temporary contracts with us in permanent posts at other institutions.  We have made an active contribution to the national and international environment of the discipline through our commitment to language training and our support for the key subdisciplines of numismatics and epigraphy.  We have developed an ambitious programme of interdisciplinary research in History of Medicine and Greco-Arabic studies and in Humanism and Reception.  We have clear aims for the period after 2007.

1. Faculty and University Research Environment
The University of Warwick provides first-class management of research, with effective information systems, good financial, material, and logistical support, and structures that facilitate cooperation.

1a. Management of Research
The Faculty of Arts has an integrated research strategy which brings together the work of departments and promotes interdisciplinarity (cf. 1c).  Its Research Committee oversees the strategy and encourages joint activities (cf.  3a, 3b.10 for the Mellon-Newberry Library project).  The University’s Research Committee is responsible for coordinating good practice across faculties and for administering the Research Development Fund (1b).
                              Direct supervision of research at University level comes through departments’ annual reports to the Academic Resourcing Committee, which discusses research plans and their consequences for personnel and resources over the coming five years.  Additional opportunity for discussion of strategy and provision comes in formal departmental reviews held every four years with external input.  Classics’ most recent review in 2005 led to the appointment of a full-time language teaching fellow (see 2b.5).

1b. Financial-Logistical Support and Professional Development
Both Faculty and University have funds to assist research.  The Humanities Research Centre offers individuals up to £5K for travel, publication, and ‘pump-priming’ activities.  It awards Doctoral Fellowships to postgraduates for conference organization.  (Conor Whately in Classics is a current Doctoral Fellow.)  The University’s Research Development Fund makes awards of up to £50K to develop major projects, especially those leading to external bids with an interdisciplinary basis, and includes a stream for early-stage researchers.  
                              The University supports research logistically through its research office.  The Faculty has its own Research Development Manager and a Project Support Officer to assist with the running of externally funded grants.
                              Major support for research comes through Warwick’s generous Study Leave scheme under which staff are entitled to take one sabbatical term after six terms of service; see 2a.  
                              Professional development is offered via the Centre for Academic and Professional Development.  Training of younger staff is taken seriously: probation lasts for five years and during this time early career staff complete a ‘postgraduate certificate in academic and professional practice’ including training in research techniques.  Direct supervision of probationers’ research is undertaken by departments (cf. 2a).
1c. Support for Interdisciplinarity
The University’s new Institute of Advanced Studies offers funding for programmes of visiting scholars and for the development of cross-departmental/cross-faculty research groupings.  The Faculty itself supports two major interdisciplinary centres which involve Classics, the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance (cf. 2b.2, 3b.10) and the Centre for the History of Medicine (cf. 2b.2).  We benefit from widespread interest in the classical tradition across Arts, and have especially close ties with Italian (for our joint post, see 2b.2, 3b.10), English and French (3b.10), and outside the Faculty with Philosophy (cf. 3b.10).  

1d. University Library
During this RAE period there has been significant investment by the University Library in electronic resources (above and beyond the collections made available via JISC) which has substantially improved access for staff and research students to a wide spectrum of Classics resources.

2. Departmental Research Structure
Classics follows the University in giving time and material support for research and in encouraging interdisciplinary work within the department and with other departments.

2a. Development and Support
The formal structure for overseeing research is the departmental management group, which consists of the HoD and the Directors of Postgraduate Studies and Research, and considers policy on staffing, postgraduate recruitment, and research aims.  In a small and cohesive unit the HoD’s detailed knowledge of staff interests and activities and ability to discuss with colleagues their progress and goals are the effective mechanism of research planning.  The Directorship of Research is charged particularly with encouraging external bids (cf. 2d).
                              Classics operates a flexible work-load model under which the HoD and Deputy HoD begin planning each spring for the following year.  Study Leave entitlements (cf. 1b) are factored into this process.  All staff have been able to take SL when they requested it; the HoD justifies requests to the DVC in terms of individual career development and departmental research and teaching strategy.
                              An important aspect of our research structure is the recruitment and support of younger colleagues.  During this assessment period we have had as probationary permanent staff Cooley (appointed 2000), Newby (2000), Orrells (2004), Pormann (2006), Vanhaelen (2007), Kelly (2007).  The HoD is responsible for agreeing objectives in teaching and research in each year of probation.  Each probationer has a senior mentor.  
                              We take no less seriously the care of staff on temporary contracts.  In this assessment period we have employed Tim Hill (01-02), Gideon Nisbet (03-04), Penny Goodman (03-04, 05-06), Abigail Graham (06/07-08/09), Marguerite Spoerri (07-08), and Elvira Wakelnig (07).  All temporary staff (contract or piece-rate) are advised on their teaching.  All contract staff receive mentoring and are given time to develop and finish research (typically a doctoral thesis).  We are delighted that Hill, Nisbet, and Goodman moved directly from Warwick to permanent posts (CATR, Cambridge; Glasgow; Leeds).  Ian Repath, Leverhulme RA on Swain’s physiognomy project (2001-2; cf. 3b.9), went from Warwick to Nottingham.  Robert Hoyland, the second RA on this project (2000-02), moved to a permanent position at St Andrews.  Wakelnig will transfer at the end of 2007 to Swain’s ‘Oxford Anthology’ project (4b.1).
                              For established staff a biennial appraisal system gives valuable support for all aspects of career development.  Annual review is currently being phased in.
                              Support for staff naturally includes financial assistance.  Up to £500 is available each year from departmental funds for travel/conferences, publication costs, training, and so on.

2b. Recruitment Policy and Research Strategy
1. Research quality is the main factor in selecting permanent staff.  We have been keen to recruit younger scholars (Orrells, Pormann, Vanhaelen, Kelly) to maintain our age profile but have also made one senior appointment (Butcher) to enhance our work in numismatics (3b.6).
2. Our desire to form links with other units can be seen in three appointments:
(i) Vanhaelen.  Classics and Italian were awarded a joint post in 2003 to build on cross-overs between Simon Gilson (Italian) and Laird in Italian Humanism.  This led to the appointment of Caruso (Cat B staff; left 06 for a chair at Durham).  In 2006 we won a RCUK fellowship in this area and Vanhaelen was appointed in 2007.  Her expertise will considerably strengthen our links with scholars forming the Centre for the Study of the Renaissance during the next RAE period.  Vanhaelen is submitted to Panel 54 Italian.  See further 3b.10.  
(ii) Orrells was appointed to a Reception post (awarded 2004) to work on classical sexuality and art and their reception in 18th century Europe.  During the next RAE period we expect him to develop good links with scholars in History of Art, English, History.  See 3b.2, 4b.3.
(iii) Pormann.  Classics’ interest in medical history links us with scholars in the Centre for the History of Medicine, where we have contributed for many years to the Taught MA.  The Wellcome Trust made Pormann a University Award with us in 2005.  His expertise in Classical and Islamic medicine gives him a central role in our work on the transmission of Greek thought to Islam.  This area is a strategic priority: in addition to Wakelnig who works on Classical and Islamic philosophy and has a temporary contract in the department, application is under consideration by Wellcome for two postdoctoral researchers to work on Islamic Galenism.  If this bid is successful, Warwick will become the largest UK centre for Greco-Arabic studies.  See 4b.1.
3. Warwick specialisms in numismatics and epigraphy have also benefited from focussed recruitment: for Butcher and Spoerri (a temporary member of staff) see 3b.6; for Graham, see 3b.7.
4. Our need to strengthen research in the core area of Greek literature led to the appointment of an expert in early Greek poetry, Kelly, who is funded 07/08-09/10 by the Leverhulme Trust.  See 3b.1.
5. The appointment of a full-time language tutor in 2006 (Margaret Midgley) fulfilled the recommendation of the 2005 departmental review panel that the University should recognize our strong and successful commitment to language teaching and training.  Mrs Midgley also teaches postgraduates from other Arts departments and from Philosophy.  We regard this foundational post as a vital part of our contribution to the national environment.
2c. Postgraduate Training and Management
Warwick Classics has a small but growing pg community.  One taught masters programme has been introduced, and another will be next year, to provide pathways to PhD recruitment additional to our  MA by Research.  There is much work to be done, but initial results are promising: in 06-07 we recruited our first AHRC-funded PhD student.  A second began AHRC funding in 07-08.
                              The creation of foundational structures for pg students has been a priority.  Our MA induction and training scheme was validated by AHRC and is designed to give orientation in basic skills and approaches including language at the appropriate level.  PhDs receive extra help as necessary.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend Faculty induction and training programmes.  We support training and research expenses for PhDs up to £175 p.a. per student.  Our postgraduates benefit from a dedicated work space.

2d. Research Income
The last two years have seen a significant increase in the award of external funding.  Taking this into account, we have generated over twenty-five years’ worth of externally funded posts since 1999.  In the next RAE period we shall capitalize on opportunities created by recent appointments and awards to pursue additional external income.

3. Departmental Research Environment
3a. General
Pre-modern research in the department begins with Homer and ends with medieval Islam.  Reception studies take us into the Renaissance and the Eighteenth Century.  All members of staff, whether on the historical or literary side, continue to show the ‘common interest in cultural change’ which we identified in RAE 2001.  
                              Our departmental research seminar meets four times a term.  Where possible, we organize meetings around interdisciplinary themes which enable cooperation with other units.  For our postgraduates we hold an annual ‘postgraduate day’ where MA and PhD students make presentations.  We continue to participate in Midlands Classical Seminars (Warwick, Birmingham, Nottingham) on a triennial basis.  
                              Recent academic conferences organized by our staff at Warwick or elsewhere include: History of Greek and Roman Warfare (2003; see 3b.8), Classical Association Centenary (2003) incl. Warwick panel on ‘Art and Inscriptions’ (3b.3),  ‘Epitedeumata’ (Oxford 2004), ‘Italy and the Classical Tradition’ (2005) (3b.10), Mellon Foundation/Faculty of Arts ‘Spaces of the Past: Renaissance and Early Modern Cultures in Transatlantic Context’ (Newberry Library, Chicago 2006-07, Warwick 2007; 3b.10), British Epigraphy Society 2007.

3b. Specific Research
1. Classical Greek literary culture involves four members of the department.  Murray’s book on Mousikê (RA2 [1]; based on a conference held at Warwick) is the development of longstanding work on philosophical responses to Athenian song culture.  She has continued to work on Plato’s views specifically (RA2 [2]; note her ‘Plato’s Muses’ in Spentzou and Fowler, Cultivating the Muse [2002]).  Laird has also focussed on Plato and literature in a study of fiction and philosophy (RA2 [3]; for his work on novelistic fiction, see 3b.3).  In a complementary essay he has traced ideas of logical closure in analytic philosophy to their antecedents in Aristotle and other ancient literary theorists (RA2 [4]).  Classics’ research in Greek literature is now supported by Orrells, who has interests inter alia in Old Comedy and mime (cf. his study of Herodas, RA2 [1]), and by Kelly.  Kelly has written a major new analysis of orality in the Iliad (RA2 [1]) and has also explored the basis of modern scholarly attitudes to Homer (RA2 [2]).  He has published a number of pieces on other early Greek poets (e.g. Stesichorus, RA2 [3]).
2. Greek Bodies.  Orrells’ doctoral work examined the reception of Greek sexuality and gender.  The book arising from his PhD thesis, Classical Culture and Modern Masculinity, is well advanced (see RA5b).  Murray has conducted comparable research on the presentation of the Muses in modern feminist writers (RA2 [3]).
                              Davidson, our major Greek historian, has continued his work on Greek sexuality with a comprehensive study of
The Greeks and Greek Love (RA2 [4]).  This revision of Foucauldian interpretations of Greek homosexuality, building on Courtesans and Fishcakes, has much to say about the modern historiography of the subject (cf. his prize-winning essay on Dover and Foucault, RA2 [1]; see 5 s.v.).  In addition Davidson has worked on female sexuality (RA2 [3]) and has explored the anthropology of age-class in Athens (RA2 [2]).  
Newby and Swain have also worked on the body.  Newby’s study of Greek athletic culture in the period of the Second Sophistic and the different responses of Greeks and Romans to it (RA2 [1]) integrates literary and material evidence for gymnasial and ephebic culture and develops approaches pioneered in her study of athletic statuary in the Villa Adriana (RA2 [4]).  For Swain’s work on Greek physiognomy, see 3b.5.
3. Interpreting Texts: Reading Art and Literature.  Newby’s interests in statuary intersect closely with her work on relief art.  Her examination of the Spada Reliefs (RA2 [3]) uses texts by Lucian and Philostratus to read the panels as designed programmes.  Her book co-edited with Ruth Leader (RA2 [2]) assembles interdisciplinary studies ‘between’ images and inscriptions by a team of epigraphers and art-historians.  Strategies of interpreting literary texts continue to be a major interest of Laird’s.  In his Oxford Readings in Ancient Literary Criticism he emphasizes the value of traditional approaches alongside narratological and other postmodernist theory (RA2 [1]).  He has written on Lucian and Petronius, and esp. on the philosopher-novelist Apuleius (cf. A Companion to the Prologue of Apuleius’ Metamorphoses [2001]).  His study of how ancient and Renaissance writers read, and rewrote, the Muses identifies comparanda in authors as far apart as Livy and Petrarch (Spentzou and Fowler, Cultivating the Muse [2002]).    
For Laird’s work on the reception and interpretation of Virgil, see 3b.10.
4. Interpreting Texts: Bilingualism and Biculturalism.  Swain’s research on language politics in the previous assessment period developed into collaboration with Jim Adams (then Reading) and Mark Janse (The Hague) for a conference on ancient bilingualism (1999; co-funded by Reading, Warwick, and the British Academy).  His contribution to the resulting volume (the first on the subject) examines the politics of Greek in Cicero and his peers (RA2 [1]).  He has followed this with a study of bilingualism and biculturalism in Apuleius, Fronto, and Aulus Gellius (RA2 [3]).  Cooley’s epigraphical researches have also addressed languages in contact.  She has written on the Oscan inscriptions of Pompeii in her Becoming Roman, Writing Latin? Literacy and Epigraphy in the Roman West (2002); while her study of the Greek text of the ‘Res Gestae Divi Augusti’ (Lomas, Literacy and State Societies in the Ancient Mediterranean [2008]) shows how the Greek version accommodated Greek readers.  
For Laird’s work on contact between Latin and Classical Nahuatl in New Spain, see 3b.10.
5. The Greek East in the High Roman Empire.  The department remains strong in research on the Greek literary and material culture of the High Roman Empire and its reception at Rome.  Swain’s study of Polemon’s Physiognomy (RA2 [4]; 3b.9) contains an historical analysis of Polemon’s book as an expression of the political life of the eastern aristocracies.  His co-edited Severan Culture (2007) is largely concerned with the Greek world of the late 2nd and early 3rd centuries.  The appointment of Butcher has added considerable value to our historical and archaeological expertise in this area.  His wide ranging study of Roman Syria offers a complete picture of life in the Roman near east based on archaeological evidence (RA2 [3]).  
For Newby’s work on athletics, see 3b.2; for Newby’s and Laird’s work on imperial literature and art, see 3b.2-3.
For our numismatic work on the Roman near east, see 3b.6.
6. Specialist Subdisciplines I: Numismatics. One of the department’s measurable contributions to the sustainability of Classics nationally and internationally is its support for two critical subdisciplines.  First is numismatics, represented by Ireland, Butcher, and Spoerri Butcher.  Ireland has been active publishing poorly known or unknown collections in Russia (RA2 [1]), the Warwickshire Museum (RA2 [2]), and the Asia Minor holdings of the Ashmolean (RA2 [3]; see also 4b.4).  Spoerri’s RPC volume is the first detailed study of the eastern mints in the mid-third century (RA2 [1]).  Butcher has produced the first catalogue of the coinage of Syria together with a substantial interpretative study (RA2 [1]).   His examination of the range and contexts of ‘small change’ in Beirut (RA2 [2]) reflects new archaeological work at the heart of the ancient city; while his Leverhulme project (with M. Ponting, Liverpool) analysing the silver content of the Julio-Claudian denarius has produced two major revisionist articles (RA2 [4]).  He and Ponting are currently funded by AHRC to work on the metallurgy of silver coinage under the Flavians and Antonines.
7. Specialist Subdisciplines II: Epigraphy.  Cooley’s specialism in Latin epigraphy has led to her appointment as one of the standing authors of the JRS epigraphy survey (cf. JRS 2007).  Her study of the epigraphical evidence for Augustan religion outside Latium assesses the profound impact of Augustus’ reforms on the Italian religious landscape (RA2 [2]), while her examination of war memorials contributes an epigraphic perspective on the social history of warfare (Low et al., Cultures of Commemoration [forthcoming]).  She has major interests in Pompeii: see her site history (RA2 [1]), and note her source book, Pompeii (2004); and for her work on bilingualism at Pompeii see 3b.4.  
                              Cooley’s request to go part-time in 2006 allowed the (full-time) recruitment of Graham, an early career researcher working on Greek epigraphy.  Her study of the development of Ephesian epigraphy in its monumental context (RA2 [1]) is a precursor to a monograph on epigraphy and society in Provincia Asia.
Warwick’s strength in Latin and Greek epigraphy made it the natural home for the British Epigraphy Society annual meeting in November 2007.
8. Late Antiquity.  Whitby remains the department’s expert on Late Antiquity, though Swain, Butcher, and Pormann have interests in this area.  Whitby has co-edited, and made a substantial contribution to, Cambridge Ancient History volume XIV (RA2 [1]).  He has written on the politics of Christianity (RA2 [2]); cf. his edition of De Ste. Croix’s papers on Christian Persecution, Martyrdom, and Orthodoxy (2006).  Much of his research has been on war and the culture of war: cf. his collection on Sparta (2002), his Rome at War ad 293-696 (2002), his reassessment of late Roman armies in Swain’s Approaching Late Antiquity (RA2 [3]), and especially his authoritative two-volume Cambridge History of Greek and Roman Warfare (RA2 [4]; based on a conference at Warwick co-funded by CUP).
Swain has continued his work on Greek intellectuals under Rome with a study of Libanius and the emperors (RA2 [2]).  Butcher’s above-mentioned numismatic work includes Late Antiquity.  Literary work on this period is represented by our AHRC-funded PhD, Ian Fielding, who is researching the Latin poetry of Vandal Africa.
9. From Rome to Islam.  Swain’s project on the translation of Greek physiognomy into Arabic grew out of a Leverhulme grant (1999-02) and is published as Seeing the Face, Seeing the Soul (RA2 [4]), with texts, translations, and studies of the topic.  Greco-Arabic work necessarily involves research in the history of medicine, and Swain’s interest in the Arabic Galen (cf. ‘From Alexandria to the Arabs’, McGing and Mossman, Limits of Ancient Biography [2006]) led to the bid to the Wellcome Trust to bring Pormann to Warwick.  
                              Pormann has worked on late antique Alexandrian medicine and its continuation in Syriac and Arabic (cf. his prize-winning study of Paul of Aegina’s
Pragmateia, RA2 [1]; see 5 s.v.) and is co-author of a new history of the Islamic evolution of Greek medicine (RA2 [2]).  He has completed a major study of the status of the physician in Islamic Galenism (RA2 [3]).  For his Reception interests, see 3b.10.
For Swain’s and Pormann’s future work on Greek medicine in Arabic, see 4b.1.
10. From Rome to the Renaissance.  Laird is a regular participant at the International Congress of Humanistic Studies (Istituto di Studi Piceni), and co-organizes Warwick’s Neo-Latin workshops with Peter Mack (English) and Ingrid de Smet (French).  Research on Virgil’s reception (e.g. ‘Poetics and Afterlife of Virgil’s Descent into the Underworld’, Proc. Virg. Soc. [2001], ‘Juan Luis de la Cerda’, Gibson and Kraus, Classical Commentary [2002]), Petrarch’s Africa (see 4b.2), Politian, and Sannazaro led to his current focus on the Latin Humanism of New Spain: see his studies of Landívar on country life (RA2 [2]) and of contact between Nahuatl-Latin-Spanish, ‘Latin in Cuauhtémoc’s Shadow’, Haskell and Ruys, Latin and Alterity (2008).  Laird is responsible for one third of the Faculty’s ‘Spaces of the Past’ project funded by the Mellon Foundation (cf. 3a), focussing on the uses of European/Classical forms of knowledge in New Spain.  Our Associate Fellow, Geoffrey Eatough (formerly Lampeter), also has major interests in New Spain and is a participant in the Project.
                              With Caruso (cf. 2b.2) Laird held a conference on the Classical tradition in Italy which will be published by Duckworth in 2008.
                              The appointment of Vanhaelen to the Classics-Italian RCUK fellowship greatly reinforces our Humanist work. The formal cooperation between Classics and Italian is unique in the UK.  Vanhaelen (submitted to Panel 54) studies Neoplatonism in Renaissance intellectuals: her presence in Classics is an important complement to Angela Hobbs (Dept. of Philosophy) on Plato.  In Italian her interests intersect closely with those of another recent appointee, David Lines (Aristotle in the Renaissance).  Together with Laird and Gilson (cf. 2b.2) Vanhaelen’s appointment marks the start of a genuine research grouping on the history of Classical philosophy and literature in Italy.
                              Pormann also has Reception interests.  In addition to his study of Renaissance views of Islamic medicine (RA2 [4]),  he has written on the reception of Greek tragedy in the modern Arabic
Nahda (‘Renaissance’), Int. Jour. Class. Trad. (2006).

4. Objectives in 2001 and after 2007
a. We completed all major objectives set out in RAE 2001 with the exception of Laird’s monograph on the later history of Virgil (see 3b.10 for work in this area) and Davidson’s book on Athenian democracy (Davidson has concentrated on The Greeks and Greek Love, above 3b.2; see also 4b.8 below).
b. Our strategic priorities for the next assessment period are (i) to develop the interdisciplinary pathways now established in the History of Medicine and Greco-Arabic, and in Humanism and Reception, and (ii) to cement our reputation as a centre of excellence in the subdisciplines of numismatics and epigraphy.  We shall continue to encourage a diversity of research in other areas and to give strong support to individual scholarship at the highest level.
1. Greco-Arabic research:  Swain will work on Bryson’s
Tadbir al-Manzil (Oikonomikos Logos) for his Leverhulme fellowship, and (with Elvira Wakelnig) on his AHRC-funded ‘Oxford Anthology’ project, which will study an unedited collection of Greek material in Arabic.  Pormann will continue his studies of Greco-Arabic medicine as part of his Wellcome fellowship, esp. the Compendium of Kashkari and the development of the hospital.  He will publish the first edition of the Arabic fragments of Rufus of Ephesus’ On Melancholy (lost in Greek) in 2008.  Swain and Pormann will together run a project to edit and translate commentaries of Galen on Hippocrates’ Epidemics which survive only in Arabic.  
2. Renaissance Humanism. Vanhaelen will complete a critical edition of Ficino’s commentary on the Parmenides.  Laird will publish a commented edition of Petrarch’s Africa for the I Tatti Renaissance Library, and will work further on the Latin of the New World.  
3. Reception: Orrells will complete his monograph on the reception of Greek sexuality (3b.2) and continue to work on classical body culture.  He will hold a major retrospective of Bernal’s
Black Athena in 2008 with Bernal and other international scholars.  Pormann will continue his work on Greek tragedy in modern Arabic literature.  
4. Numismatics: Ireland will publish a second volume of Asia Minor coins from the Ashmolean as SNG vol. 5. 11.  Butcher will seek further funding from AHRC to continue his project on the metallurgy of Roman coinage.  He will hold a series of interdisciplinary workshops on the economy of the Roman empire.  Spoerri Butcher will complete catalogues of the numismatic collections a
t Neuchâtel and Winterthur.
5. Epigraphy: Cooley will publish her new commentary on the Res Gestae Divi Augusti and edit a major epigraphical handbook, both with CUP.   For Graham’s planned monograph see 3b.7.
6. Greek Culture under Rome: Newby will complete her monograph on the use of mythology in Italian art for which she has recently received AHRC funding.
7. Late Antiquity: Whitby will work further on the late Roman army and on the Miracles of St Demetrius.  Swain will complete work on Choricius and continue researching on Libanius and Antioch.
8. Greek history: Davidson will write his long-awaited study of Athenian democracy.
9. Greek literature: Kelly will edit and comment on the Hesiodic Shield for CUP and publish a study of Oedipus at Colonus with Duckworth.

5. Esteem Indicators
NB notices of lectures have been restricted to titled or other internationally recognized series.  External examining and examining for higher degrees have been omitted.

Research Awards
Leverhulme Trust project grant (with M. Ponting) 2002-03
AHRC research grant (with M. Ponting) 2006-09
Visiting Fellowships
Getty Foundation 2007

Oxford Studies in Ancient Documents, series co-editor
Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
British Epigraphy Society (Committee member; AIEGL representative 2002-07)
Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents

Acting as Assessor on Senior Appointments
Invited Lectures
Faber, Princeton 2004
Jackson Knight, Exeter 2006
International George Mosse Prize 2001; cf. 3b2.
Research Awards
AHRC Research Leave scheme 2006
Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Soc. Prom. Hell. Stud. council member 2001-04
Member of the Classical Association Journals Board (2000–)

Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Classical Association, Council Member

Research Awards
JRF, St Anne’s College, Oxford 2004-06
Humboldt fellowship 2007-08 (Berlin; invited by Wolfgang Roesler)

Acting as Assessor on Senior Appointments
Maynooth, NUI; Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Nova Tellus, editorial committee
Brepols Latin Commentaries, advisory board
Invited Lectures
Don Fowler, Oxford 2004
Visiting Fellowships
Margo Tytus, Cincinnati 2001-02
Solmsen, Madison-Wisconsin 2003-04
Serving on Committees of Research Councils
AHRC, PRC 2006-07

Acting as Assessor on Senior Appointments
Cork, NUI; Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Invited Lectures
Directrice d’études at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (Centre Louis-Gernet), 2006
Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Classical Association Finance Committee, member (1999-2003)
Classical Association Journals Board, member (2000–)

Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Roman Society Council, member (2003-06)
JACT Ancient History Committee, member Nov. 2005–)
Research Awards
AHRC Research Leave scheme 2007

Hellenic Foundation’s 2003 Award for the Best Doctoral Thesis in the United Kingdom (Byzantine/Medieval History category); cf. 3b.9.
Research Awards
JRF, Merton College, Oxford 2001-04
Yates, Warburg Institute 2004-06
Wellcome Trust University Award 2005 (for 2006-11)

Acting as Assessor on Senior Appointments
Oxford; Swansea; Helsinki; Notre Dame
Research Awards
Leverhulme Trust project grant 1999-2002
Wellcome Trust University Award 2005 (sponsor for Pormann)
RCUK Academic Fellowship 2006 (appointee Vanhaelen)
Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellowship 2007-10
AHRC research grant 2007-10
Serving on Committees of Research Councils
AHRC: PRC (2004-05), Res. Panel 1 member (2005-07), Res. Panel 1 convenor (2007-08)

Research Awards
Loeb Brice Fellow, Villa I Tatti 2006-07
Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Society for Neo-Latin Studies

Acting as Assessor on Senior Appointments
Exeter; Royal Holloway; Cardiff
Editor CR (to 2002)
Serving on Committees of Professional Societies
Editorial board JRS
Editorial board TTH
Serving on Committees of Research Councils
AHRC, PRC 2006–
Chair of RAE Subpanel 59