Dr. Penelope Allison FAHA
University of Leicester
BA (Canterbury,NZ), MA (Hons)(Sydney), PhD (Sydney)
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Dr Penelope Allison was appointed as a 'New Blood' lecturer at the University of Leicester in 2006, and is currently a Reader in Archaeology and Ancient History, in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. She has previously held research fellowships at the University of Sydney (ARC Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1993-1996; U-2000 Research Fellow, 1997-2000) and at the Australian National University (ARC QEII Fellow, 2001-2006, re-awarded 2007-2011). She has held visiting fellowships in the Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge (Australian Bicentennial Fellowship, 2000) and at St John's College, University of Durham (2005). She has also taught ancient history and archaeology at the University of Sydney, Australian National University and University of Sheffield. She is Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London.
Dr Allison's main research concerns Roman painting, household archaeology, and gender and space in the Roman world. Her major publications include: The Archaeology of Household Activities
(Routledge, London and New York, 1999, e-published 2002 - editor); Casa della Caccia Antica, Häuser in Pompeji,
vol 11 (Hirmer, Munich 2002 - co-authored with Frank Sear); Pompeian Households: an analysis of the material culture
(The Cotsen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA, Los Angeles 2004, reprinted 2005) and Pompeian Households
, on-line companion to Monograph 42, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA; and The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii III: The Finds, a contextual study.
(Oxford University Press 2006).