About this Fellow
Gillian Clark is Professor Emerita (since 2010) of Ancient History, University of Bristol. She is an alumna of Somerville College, Oxford, where she read 'Greats' (Greek and Latin language and literature, ancient history, and philosophy). Her MA and D.Phil. are also from Oxford. She taught for the universities of Glasgow, St Andrews, and Manchester before her appointment to Liverpool and then to Bristol. Her research field is known to classicists as late antiquity and to theologians as early Christian studies or as patristics. She works on social and intellectual history, with a special interest in the lives of women. Her continuing project is a commentary on Augustine, City of God. She co-edits, with Andrew Louth FBA, the monogtaph series Oxford Early Christian Texts / Studies (OUP), and she is a General Editor of the series Translated Texts for Historians 300-800 (Liverpool University Press), which provides scholarly annotated translations from the languages of the Roman empire and its neighbours and successors.
- Professor Emerita and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol
- Professor Emerita and Senior Research Fellow, University of Bristol, 2012
British Academy Appointments
- Member of Council, 2014 - 2017
Ancient economies, societies, civilizations. The archaeology and history of the Roman Empire and its neighbours at the very large scale
Greek, Roman, early Christian and Byzantine art and archaeology; the reception of material culture in texts, museums and collecting; art and text; art and religion; the history of art history
Philosophy: Ancient philosophy especially Plato's metaphysics, epistemology and ethics; ethics; the philosophy of medicine
Classics, in particular: ancient and medieval ideas on language; the use of value terms in public debate; cognitive approaches to Greek literature; innovation processes in antiquity, in particular their 'anchoring'