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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)


The list below shows Durham University research staff who are members of IMEMS. Click the member's name to see a more detailed biography and department.

We also welcome anyone from outside the University with an interest in our work to join. Membership is free of charge. You will receive invitations to our programme of events, with a weekly emails digest about what is happening in the Insitute and further afield. To join IMEMS contact:

Prof Roy Gibson

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A native of Belfast, I gained my BA (1987) and PhD (1993) in Classics at Sidney Sussex college, Cambridge, and - after a brief stint there as Junior Research Fellow and Director of Studies in Classics (1992-94) - I joined the Department of Classics & Ancient History at the University of Manchester in 1994, becoming Professor of Latin in 2004. On 1 September 2018 I joined the Dept. of Classics & Ancient History at Durham as Professor of Classics.

PhD Supervision

I am very happy to supervise PhDs in the following areas: Ovid, Roman love elegy, Augustan poetry, Pliny the Younger, Cicero's Ad Familiares, and Roman epistolography

Schools Talks

As part of my AHRC Ancient Letter Collections project, I am happy to offer talks to schools on aspects of ancient letters and letter collections, includng Cicero and Pliny.

Indicators of Esteem

Research Interests

  • Cicero, Ad Familiares
  • Ovid
  • Pliny the Younger
  • PI and Co-director (with Andrew Morrison): AHRC Ancient Letter Collections project

Selected Publications

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