Jonathan EdmondsonRoman Epigraphy
Professor Jonathan Edmondson teaches in History and Classical Studies. Professor Edmondson's research interests are in Roman History, in particular in the society, economy and culture of Roman Spain (especially Lusitania) from the late Iron Age to the late Roman Empire; Roman epigraphy, especially of the Roman Empire; gladiators in Roman society; the Roman family; and Greco-Roman historiography, especially Cassius Dio. He is currently working on cultural interaction and cultural change in the western Roman Empire (especially Lusitania) and on local society at Augusta Emerita (Mérida, Spain). He is also co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Roman Epigraphy and writing a general book on the Roman family for Cambridge University Press and the fifth volume in the Edinburgh History of Rome series, covering the history of the Roman Empire from Tiberius to Commodus. He was a visiting professor at the Centre Ausonius and Department of History, Université de Michel de Montaigne – Bordeaux III in February/March 1999 and elected a Corresponding Member of the Real Academia de la History (Royal Academy of History) of Spain in 2002 and a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London, U.K.) in June 2009. He won the international prize, "Genio Protector de la Colonia Augusta Emerita", awarded by Spain's Ministry of Culture and the Museo Nacional de Arte Romano, Mérida, in September 2011 and the Award of Merit of the Classical Association of Canada / Société Canadienne des Études Classiques in May 2014.