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Dr Jonathan C N Coulston

Senior lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology
Examinations officer

jcnc@st-andrews.ac.uk

Phone: 01334 462612

Room: S14

Research profile

Research Interests

  • Roman Army studies
  • Roman military equipment
  • Ancient warfare
  • Roman provincial archaeology
  • Trajan's Column
  • Roman art (especially stone sculpture)
  • Roman architecture
  • The City of Rome.
  • Asiatic steppe nomads
  • Conflict landscape archaeology

Current research projects

My principal publication project is a monograph dealing with the architecture, sculpting and relief content of Trajan’s Column in Rome (All the Emperor’s Men. Roman Soldiers and Barbarians on Trajan’s Column). With Lindsey Allason-Jones (Newcastle) I am compiling the Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani fascicule for Northern England. With Hazel Dodge and Christopher Smith I am writing a source-book for Routledge concerned with the ancient city of Rome. The updated and considerably expanded second edition of Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome appeared in 2006. I have also been publishing papers in two specific and expanding academic areas: gladiatorial studies, and conflict landscape (‘battlefield’) archaeology.

Editorial committees: Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies; Gladius. Estudios sobre armas antiguas, armamento, arte military y vida cultural en oriente y occidente (Madrid).
I am also a member of the administrative committee for the Roman Military Equipment Conferences (RoMEC).

Invited papers read at universities and to conferences at Aberystwyth, Amsterdam, Budapest, Capri, Chattanooga, Dublin, Durham, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Honolulu, København, Leiden, Leuven, Liverpool, Louisville, Mainz, Marburg, Montpellier, München, Newcastle upon Tyne, Nottingham, Ontario, Osnabrück, Oxford, Philadelphia, Roma, Ruse, Schleswig, St Andrews, Segovia, Sheffield, South Shields, Warsaw, Wien, Windisch and Zagreb

I have contributed as an advisor and ‘talking head’ to numerous radio and television programmes (Time Watch, Terry Jones’ Barbarians etc.), and have consulted on archaeological reconstructions for National Geographic Magazine.

Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (1995) and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (2003).

Publications

Equipamiento militar romano. Da las guerras Púnicas a la caida de Roma
Coulston, J. C. N. & Bishop, M. C., 2016, Madrid: Desperta Ferro Ediciones. 368 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

The First and Second Sikh Wars: An Official British Army History
Burton, R. G. & Coulston, J. C. N., 2007, Westholme. 208 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Cavalry. Its History and Tactics
Coulston, J. C. N. & Nolan, L. E., 2006, Yardley: Westholme. 256 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Roman Military Equipment: From the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome
Coulston, J. C. N. & Bishop, M. C., 2006, Oxbow. 321 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Belisarius
Coulston, J. C. N. & Mahon, L., 2005, Westholme. 256 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City
Coulston, J. C. N. & Dodge, H., 2000, Oxford University School of Archaeology. 408 p.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Roman Military Equipment from the Punic Wars to the Fall of Rome
Coulston, J. C. N. & Bishop, M. C., 1993, Batsford.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Roman Military Equipment
Coulston, J. C. N. & Bishop, M. C., 1989, Shire.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani, Great Britain I,6, Hadrian's Wall West of the River North Tyne, and Carlisle
Coulston, J. C. N. & Phillips, E. J., 1988, British Academy.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

Military Equipment and the Identity of Roman Soldiers. Proceedings of the Fourth Roman Military Equipment Conference
Coulston, J. C. N., 1988, British Archaeological Reports.
Research output: Book/ReportBook

 

The Army in Imperial Rome
Coulston, J. C. N., Aug 2018, A Companion to the City of Rome. Holleran, C. & Claridge, A. (eds.). Wiley-Blackwell, p. 173-195 22 p. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118300664.ch8
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

‘Archery’, ‘arms and armour, Roman and post-Roman’, ‘armies, barbarian’, ‘artillery’, ‘auxilia’, ‘Brigetio’, ‘bucellarii’, ‘bucellatum’, ‘Catalaunian Plains, battle of’, ‘cavalry, Roman and post-Roman’, ‘decorations, military’, ‘draconarii’, ‘equites singulares’, ‘iconography, military, Roman’, ‘infantry, Roman’, ‘labarum’, ‘laeti’, ‘lancearii’, ‘legions’, ‘Milvian Bridge, battle of’, ‘Notitia Dignitatum’, ‘numerus’, ‘praesentalis’, ‘Praetorian Guard’, ‘protectores’, ‘saddle’, ‘scholae palatinae’, ‘scribo’, ‘siege warfare’, ‘standards, military’, ‘tagma’, ‘vexillationes’, ‘warfare, Roman and post-Roman’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2018, Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity. Nicholson, O. (ed.). Oxford, UK, and New York, USA: Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

‘Roman victory and barbarian defeat on the pedestal reliefs of Trajan’s Column’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2017, Traianssäule – Siegesmonument und Kriegsbericht in Bildern. Schöner, G. & Mitthof, F. (eds.). Wien, Austria, p. 95-112 18 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Imitation and inspiration in 'Roman' archery
Coulston, J. C. N., 10 Jun 2016, Imitation and Inspiration. Proceedings of the 18th International Roman Military Equipment Conference held in Copenhagen, Denmark, 9th-14th June 2013. Pauli Jensen, X. & Grane, T. (eds.). The Armatura Press, p. 203-14 12 p. (Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies; vol. 17).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Graves on war and the Late Antique: Count Belisarius and his world
Coulston, J. C. N., 9 Jul 2015, Robert Graves and the classical tradition. Gibson, A. G. G. (ed.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 99-122 24 p. (Classical Presences). https://doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198738053.003.0006
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Germans and other 'minority' barbarians in the armies on Trajan's Column'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2015, NON SOLUM...SED ETIAM. Festschrift für Thomas Fischer zum 65. Geburtstag. Henrich, P., Miks, C., Obmann, J. & Wieland, M. (eds.). Rahden, Germany: Verlag Marie Leidorf GmbH, p. 73-82 10 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

‘Archers, sagittarii, Republic’, ‘Archers, sagitarii, Principate’, ‘Bow’, ‘Column of Marcus Aurelius’, ‘Depictions, military’, ‘Marcus Aurelius’, ‘Music, Principate’, ‘Parades, decursio, Republic’, Rewards, Republic’, ‘Rewards, Principate’, ‘Rewards, Dominate’, ‘Training, Principate’, ‘Trajan’s Column’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2015, Encyclopedia of the Roman Army. Le Bohec, Y. (ed.). Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

‘The Maryport altars revisited’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2015, Weihealtäre in Tempeln und Heiligtümern. Busch, A. & Schäfer, A. (eds.). Friedberg, Germany, p. 381-96 16 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

'Monumentalising military service: soldiers in Romano-British sculpture'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2014, Life in the Limes. Studies of the People and Objects of the Roman Frontiers. Collins, R. & McIntosh, F. (eds.). Oxford: Oxbow, p. 68-78 14 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The International Context'
Coulston, J. C. N. & Bishop, M., 2013, The Crosby Garrett Helmet. Breeze, D. J. & Bishop, M. C. (eds.). Pewsey, UK: The Armatura Press, p. 34-46 13 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

‘Courage and cowardice in the Roman imperial army’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2013, War in History. Madigan, E. (ed.). Vol. 20.1. p. 7-31 25 p. https://doi.org/10.1177/0968344512454518
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

‘Late Roman military equipment culture’
Coulston, J. C. N., 2013, The Archaeology of War in Late Antiquity. Lavan, L. & Sarantis, A. (eds.). Leiden: Brill, p. 463-92 15 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Weaponry, Rome'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2012, Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Bagnall, R. S., Brodersen, K., Champion, C. B., Erskine, A. & Huebner, S. R. (eds.). Maiden MA: Wiley-Blackwell https://doi.org/10.1002/9781444338386.wbeah18140
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingEntry for encyclopedia/dictionary

'Military equipment of the ‘long’ 4th century on Hadrian’s Wall'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2010, Finds from the Frontier: Material Culture in the 4th-5th Centuries. Collins, R. & Allason-Jones, L. (eds.). York: Council for British Archaeology, p. 50-63 (CBA Research Report; vol. 162).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Victory and defeat in the Roman arena: the evidence of gladiatorial iconography'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2009, Roman Amphitheatres and Spectacula: a 21st Century Perspective. Wilmott, T. (ed.). p. 195-210
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Central Asia from the Scythians to the Huns'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2008, Warfare in the Ancient World. De Souza, P. (ed.). Thames and Hudson Ltd, p. 216-27
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Decorated iron sword guard'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2008, Petra - The Mountain of Aaron 1. Fiema, Z. T. & Froesen, J. (eds.). Societas Scientiarum Fennica, p. 401-3
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Immortalising victory: votive weapons depositions in northern Europe and the Roman empire'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2008, Aktuelle Forschungen zu Kriegsbeuteopfern und Furstengrabern im Barbarikum. A. Abegg-Wegg and A. Rau, M. D. (ed.). Archaeologisches Landesmuseum Schleswig, p. 307-30
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The Roman Empire, 31 BC - AD 284'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2008, Warfare in the Ancient World. De Souza, P. (ed.). Thames and Hudson Ltd, p. 182-201
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Art, culture and service: the depiction of soldiers on 3rd century AD military gravestones'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2007, The Impact of the Roman Army. De Blois, L. (ed.). J.C. Gieben, p. 529-61
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'By the sword united: Roman fighting styles on the battlefield and in the arena'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2007, The Cutting Edge: Studies in Ancient and Medieval Combat. Molloy, B. (ed.). Tempus, p. 34-51
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Arms and Armour'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2006, The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome. Bispam, E. (ed.). Edinburgh University Press, p. 231-37
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Arms and armour (Greek and Roman)', 'Artillery', 'Archery', 'Legions', 'Mutiny', 'Dacian Wars', 'Teutoburgian forest (clades Varianae)', 'Trajan's Column'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2006, The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilisation. Shipley, G. (ed.). Cambridge University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Military identity and personal self-identity in the Roman army'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2004, Roman Rule and Civic Life: Local and Regional Perspectives. De Ligt, L. (ed.). J.C.Gieben, p. 135-52
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'An Imperial Metropolis'
Coulston, J. C. N. & Dodge, H., 2003, Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World. Woolf, G. (ed.). p. 138-169
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Overcoming the Barbarian. Depictions of Rome's Enemies in Trajanic Monumental Art'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2003, The Representation and Perception of Roman Imperial Power. De Blois, L. (ed.). J.C. Gieben, p. 389-424
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Tacitus, Historiae I.79 and the impact of Sarmatian warfare on the Roman empire
Coulston, J. C. N., 2003, Kontakt - Kooperation - Konflikt: Germanen und Sarmaten zwischen dem 1. und dem 4. Jahrhundert nach Christus. von Carnap-Bornheim, C. (ed.). Wachholtz Verlag, p. 415-433
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Arms and Armour of the Late Roman Army'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2002, A Companion to Medieval Arms and Armour. Nicolle, D. (ed.). Boydell & Brewer, p. 3-24
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

'Arrow-heads'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2001, The Petra Church. Fiema, Z. T. (ed.). American Centre for Oriental Research, p. 395-97
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The archaeology of Roman conflict'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2001, Fields of Conflict: Progress and Prospect in Battlefield Archaeology. Freeman, P. W. M. & Pollard, A. (eds.). Archaeopress, Vol. 958. p. 23-49 (British Archaeological Reports (BAR) International Series; vol. 958).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

'Transport and travel on the Column of Trajan'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2001, Travel and geography in the Roman Empire. Adams, C. & Laurence, R. (eds.). Routledge, p. 106-137
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther contribution

'Armed and belted men: the soldiery in imperial Rome'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2000, Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City; Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 54. Coulston, J. & Dodge, H. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 76-118
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Introduction: the archaeology and topography of Rome'
Coulston, J. C. N. & Dodge, H., 2000, Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City. Coulston, J. & Dodge, H. (eds.). p. 1-15
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Appendix: Sources for the study of ancient Rome
Coulston, J. C. N. & Dodge, H., 2000, Ancient Rome: the Archaeology of the Eternal City. Coulston, J. & Dodge, H. (eds.). Oxford University School of Archaeology, p. 354-58
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Scale armour'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1999, Excavations directed by J.D Leach and J.J Wilkes on the site of a Roman fortress at Carpow, Perthshire, 1964-79 , Proceedings of the Society of Antiquities of Scotland, vol 129. Dore, JN. & Wilkes, JJ. (eds.). p. 561-566
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'How to arm a Roman Soldier'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1998, Modus Operandi. How the Ancient World Worked. Papers Presented to Geoffrey Rickman; BICS supplementary, London, vol 71. Austin, MN., Harries, JD. & Smith, CJ. (eds.). p. 167-90
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Architectural stonework', 'Milling stones', 'Stone sculpture'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1997, Birdoswald. Excavations of a Roman fort on Hadrian's Wall and its successor settlements: 1987-92. Wilmott, T. (ed.). English Heritage, p. 128-31, 290-95, 313-19
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The Stone Sculptures'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1997, Roman Maryport and Its Setting. Essays in Memory of Michael G. Jarrett. Wilson, R. J. A. (ed.). Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, p. 112-31
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Artillery'; 'Cohors'; 'Mercenaries, Roman; 'Military Equipment, Roman'; 'Siegework, Roman'; 'Trajan's Column'; 'War, Art of, Roman'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1996, Oxford Classical Dictionary. Hornblower, S. & Spawforth, A. (eds.). Oxford University Press
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Worked stone'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1993, Excavations at Segontium (Caernarfon) Roman Fort, 1975-1979. Casey, J. & Davies, J. L. (eds.). Council for British Archaeology, p. 214-18
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The architecture and construction scenes on Trajan's Column'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1990, Architecture and Architectural Sculpture in the Roman Empire. Henig, M. (ed.). Oxford University Committee for Archaeology, p. 39-50
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Sculptures'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1989, The Bridges of Hadrian's Wall. Bidwell, P. & Holbrook, N. (eds.). Historic Buildings and Monuments Commission for England, p. 142 142 p.
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The value of Trajan's Column as a source for military equipment'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1989, Roman Military Equipment: the Sources of Evidence. Proceedings of the Fifth Roman Military Equipment Conference. van Dreiel-Murray, C. (ed.). British Archaeological Reports, p. 31-44
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Three legionaries at Croy Hill, Strathclyde'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1988, Military Equipment and the Identity of Roman Soldiers. Proceedings of the Fourth Roman Military Equipment Conference. Coulston, J. C. (ed.). British Archeological Reports, p. 1-29
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Roman military equipment on third century AD tombstones'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1987, The Accoutrements of War. Proceedings of the Third Roman Military Equipment Seminar. Dawson, M. (ed.). British Archaeological Reports, p. 141-56
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Roman, Parthian and Sassanid tactical developments'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1986, The Defence of the Roman and Byzantine East. Freeman, P. & Kennedy, D. (eds.). British Archaeological Reports, p. 59-75
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Roman Archery Equipment'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1985, The Production and Distribution of Roman Military Equipment. Proceedings of the Second Roman Military Equipment Seminar. Bishop, M. C. (ed.). British Archaeological Reports, p. 220-366
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'The Coins'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1985, Alahan: An Early Christian Monastery in Southern Turkey. Gough, M. (ed.). Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, p. 62-8
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Arms and armour in sculpture'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1983, Roman Military Equipment. Proceedings of a seminar held in the Department of Classical Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, 21st March 1983. Bishop, M. C. (ed.). p. 24-6
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

 

'Greece and Rome (and their enemies) at war'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2012, In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 25, p. 728-47 19 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'The enemies of Rome'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2008, In : Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. 16, p. 17-30 13 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Roman military equipment and the archaeology of conflict'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2005, In : Carnuntum Jahrbuch. p. 19-32
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Worked stone' in M.C. Bishop (ed.), 'A new Flavian military site at Roecliffe, North Yorkshire'
Coulston, J. C. N., 2005, In : Britannia. 36, p. 199-201
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Gladiators and soldiers: personnel and equipment in ludus and castra'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1998, In : Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. 9, p. 1-17
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'A preliminary note on scale armour from Carpow, Perthshire'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1994, In : Arma. 4, 2, p. 21-3
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Two representations of 3rd century AD equipment from Cumbria'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1993, In : Arma. 3, 1, p. 2-4
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'An altar from Chipchase, Northumberland'
Coulston, J. C. N. & Hart, C. R., 1992, In : Archaeologia Aeliana. ser. 5, 20, p. 267-69
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Sculpted stones' and 'Milling-stones' in M.C. Bishop (ed.), 'Excavations in the Roman fort at Chester-le-Street (Concangis), Church Chare 1990-91'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1992, In : Archaeologia Aeliana. ser. 5, 20, p. 68-71
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'The 'draco' standard'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1991, In : Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. 2, p. 101-14
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Later Roman armour, 3rd-6th centuries AD'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1990, In : Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. 1, p. 139-60
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Three new books on Trajan's Column'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1990, In : Journal of Roman Archaeology. 3, p. 290-309
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'A bridge stone from the River Eden at Carlisle'
Coulston, J. C. N. & Caruana, I. D., 1987, In : Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society. 87, p. 43-51
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'Arms and armour in sculpture'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1984, In : Levant. 16, p. vi
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'A fragmentary altar to Jupiter from Wallsend'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1983, In : Archaeologia Aeliana. ser. 5, 11, p. 309-13
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

'A sculpted Dacian falx from Birdoswald (RIB 1914)'
Coulston, J. C. N., 1981, In : Archaeologia Aeliana. ser. 5, 9, p. 348-51
Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

 

‘Romans at War’, review of C.M. Gilliver, The Roman Art of War, Stroud, 1999
Coulston, J. C. N., 2000, In : British Archaeology. 54, p. 28-30
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

Z. Farkas & D. Gabler, Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani, Ungarn, II, Die Skulpturen des Stadtgebietes von Scarbantia und der Limesstrecke ad Flexum-Arrabona, Budapest, 1994
Coulston, J. C. N., 1997, In : Britannia. 28, p. 498-99
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

'No decline and fall in the Roman army', review of P. Southern & K.R. Dixon, The Late Roman Army, London, 1996
Coulston, J. C. N., 1996, In : British Archaeology. 18, p. 12 12 p.
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

M. Junckelmann, Die Reiter Roms, I-III, Mainz, 1991-93
Coulston, J. C. N., 1995, In : Britannia. 26, p. 407-9
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

C. Bossert-Radtker, CSIR Schweiz III, Die Figurlichen Rundskulpturen und Reliefs aus Augst und Kaiseraugst (Forschungen in Augst 16), Augst, 1992
Coulston, J. C. N., 1994, In : Britannia. 25, p. 321-22
Research output: Contribution to journalBook/Film/Article review

 

'Roman Army Gallery', BBC website
Coulston, J. C. N., 17 Feb 2011
Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

Roman Army Gallery
Coulston, J. C. N., 2006
Research output: Non-textual formWeb publication/site

 

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Research students

I would be happy to supervise suitable students in the areas implied by my research interests, especially in Roman military matters.

Teaching

In addition to team-teaching Sub-Honours courses in Greek and Roman history, I offer the following one-semester Honours modules: The Ancient City of Rome (AN4121), The Roman Army (AN4130), Roman Imperial Art (AN4117), The Archaeology of Roman Britain (AN4145) and Principles and Techniques of Archaeology (AN3020). The latter is the core module for the joint degrees in Ancient History and Archaeology, and Mediaeval History and Archaeology. I also administer fourth year dissertations across the School of Classics, contribute to graduate core teaching, and offer a series of themed graduate modules.

Academic Career

I graduated in 1978 from the University of Leicester with a BA in History, then went on to study for an MPhil (Archaeology of the Roman Empire,1980) and a PhD (1988) at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. My research concerned Trajan's Column in Rome, under the supervision of Charles Daniels. Thereafter I was a tutor in the Centre for Continuing Education and a Guest Lecturer in the Dept of Archaeology at Newcastle. In 1995 I was appointed to my present post as Lecturer in Ancient History in the University of St Andrews. Since 2005 I have been a Research Associate in the Department of Classics, Trinity College Dublin.

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