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BA (Jesus College, Oxford); DPhil (Jesus College, Oxford). Post-doctoral award at the British School at Rome (1994-95); lecturer in the Department of Classics at Edinburgh (1995-98); Stipendiary Lecturer in Ancient History at Brasenose College, Oxford (1998-99); Stipendiary Lecturer at St Anne’s College (1998-present); Tutorial Fellow at Brasenose (1999-present).
I teach most history papers for Classics and CAAH Mods, and AMH prelims. For Greats I teach all Greek and Roman period papers, all of the topic papers except for Gender and Sexuality, and both Roman archaeology papers; I teach a wide range of the finals papers in CAAH and AMH, in both Greek and Roman history. I lecture on Cicero and Roman Italy.
I have supervised four Masters students, and three doctoral students to completion; I currently supervise one Master’s and three doctoral candidates, all in Italian / Roman history / archaeology.
These fall broadly into three categories at the moment: the history, archaeology and epigraphy of Italy, especially the impact of the Roman conquest; the political and cultural history of the Roman Republic; early Roman historiography. I am Co-Director of the Sangro Valley Project (Phase II), with Prof. Susan Kane, of Oberlin College, Ohio.
E. Bispham, ‘The End of the Tabula Heracleensis: a Poor Man’s Sanctio?’, Epigraphica 59 (1997), 125-56
E. Bispham, ‘Carved in Stone: the Municipal Magistracies of Numerius Cluvius’, in The Epigraphic Landscape of Roman Italy. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement 73 (London, 2000), 39-75
E. Bispham, ‘Mimic. A Case Study in Early Roman Colonization’, in E. Herring and K. Lomas (eds.), State Identities in the First Millennium B.C. Accordia Specialist Studies on Italy 8 (London, 2000), 157-86
E. Bispham and C.J. Smith (eds.), Religion in Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy: Evidence and Experience (Edinburgh, 2000)
E. Bispham, ‘Introduction’ in Bispham and Smith (2000), 1-18
E. Bispham, ‘Coloniam deducere: how Roman was Roman Colonization during the Middle Republic’, in G. Bradley and J.-P. Wilson (eds.), Greek and Roman Colonization. Origins, Ideologies and Interactions (Swansea, 2006), 74-160
E. Bispham, ‘Literary Sources’, in R. Morstein-Marx and N. Rosenstein, The Blackwell Companion to the Roman Republic (Oxford, 2006), 29-50
E. Bispham, T.E. Harrison and B.A. Sparkes (eds.), The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome (Edinburgh, 2006)
E. Bispham, ‘Roman Historiography’, in Bispham, Harrison and Sparkes (2006), 384-90
E. Bispham, ‘Politics’, in Bispham, Harrison and Sparkes (2006), 447-64
E. Bispham and T.E. Harrison, ‘The Calendar’, in Bispham, Harrison and Sparkes (2006), 485-88
E. Bispham, G.J. Bradley and O. Menozzi , ‘4 panelli on the hill-fort system at Montenerodomo (CH), Italy’, commissioned by the Soprintendenza Archeologica per l’Abruzzo
E. Bispham, From Asculum to Actium. The Municipalization of Italy from the Social War to Augustus (2007)
E. Bispham, G. Rowe and E. Matthews (eds.), Vita Vigilia Est: Papers on Pliny the Elder in Honour of Barbara Levick. Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies, Supplement 100 (2007)
E. Bispham, ‘Pliny the Elder’s Italy’, in Bispham, Rowe and Matthews (2007), 41-67
E. Bispham, ‘The Samnites’, in G.J. Bradley, E. Isayev and C. Riva (eds.), Ancient Italy. Regions without Boundaries (Exeter, 2007), 179-223
E. Bispham, K. Swift and N. Wolff, ‘What Lies Beneath: Ploughsoil Assemblages, the Dynamics of Taphonomy and the Interpretation of Field Survey Data’, in G. Lock and A. Faustoferri (eds.), Archaeology and Landscape in Central Italy. Papers in Memory of John A. Lloyd. Oxford University School of Archaeology: Monograph 69 (Oxford, 2008), 53-76
Main forthcoming publications
E. Bispham, The Roman Republic (London), in progress
E. Bispham (ed. and contributor), Oxford Shorter History of Europe: The Roman Era (Oxford, forthcoming, 2008)
E. Bispham, ‘Fabius Pictor’, ‘Cincius Alimentus’ and ‘Acilius’, in T.J. Cornell, J.W. Rich and C.J. Smith (eds.), The Fragmentary Roman Historians (forthcoming, Oxford, 2008)