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Durham University

Department of Archaeology

In Memoriam: Jenny Price

The department is sad to announce the death of Emeritus Professor Jennifer Price who died on Thursday 16 May 2019 in St Leonard's Hospice in York, aged 79.

Jenny was an internationally renowned archaeologist and expert in Roman glass. Her most notable publications include: the Council for British Archaeology Handbook of Roman-British Class Vessels, Roman Vessel Glass from Excavation in Colchester 1971-85, and The Roman Glass from Usk.

Jenny gained her bachelor's degree in archaeology from Cardiff University in 1969. She then worked in the British Museum between 1972 and 1973, before returning to Cardiff to teach prehistory. In 1977 she became Keeper of the Salisbury Museum, and in 1978 she was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. She became Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Leeds in 1980, where she completed her PhD thesis on 'Roman Glass in Spain’. Jenny then moved to Durham University in 1990 where she taught provincial Roman archaeology, eventually earning a personal chair in the Department of Archaeology as well as serving as Head of Department between 1998 and 2001. To mark her retirement in 2006, a two-day conference was held in her honour by the Association for the History of Glass (of which she was a founding member and President). A 2015 collection of papers, titled Glass of the Roman World, was also dedicated to her.