The Biggs Family Residency in Classics: Dr. Roger Bagnall

Dr. Bagnall is Leon Levy Director Emeritus at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World (ISAW), Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at New York University and Emeritus Professor of History and Emeritus Jay Professor of Greek and Latin at Columbia University, and Director of the NYU/Columbia excavations at Amheida, Egypt. Dr. Bagnall is a world-renowned papyrologist, classicist, and historian, whose wide-ranging scholarship has made major contributions to our knowledge and appreciation of antiquity, and especially of Egypt in the Graeco-Roman and late antique periods.

Dr. Bagnall has previously spent time at Washington University as co-organizer and co-instructor of the 2018 Summer Institute in Papyrology in Olin Library's Julian Edison Department of Special Collections (read an account of the SIP on the library's blog). 

For an overview of Dr. Bagnall's accomplishments and links to some of his publications, visit his profile on the ISAW website

Monday, April 4th, 4:00 p.m. - Lecture: Transport, Capital, and Inequality in the Egyptian Oases

Location: Umrath Lounge

Introduction by Cathy Keane, Professor and Chair of Classics

A reception with refreshments provided will precede the lecture at 3:30 p.m.


Wednesday, April 6th, 4:00 p.m. - Seminar: Slavery in Roman Egypt: the Realities of Daily Life

Location: Hurst Lounge

Introduction by Nicola Aravecchia, Assistant Professor of Classics and of Art History and Archaeology

A selection of short primary readings, which attendees are asked to read before the seminar, is available for download at this link.

A reception with refreshments provided will precede the seminar at 3:30 p.m.


Thursday, April 7th, 4:00 p.m. - Lecture: Managing the Economy of Roman Egypt

Location: Women's Building Formal Lounge

Introduction by William Bubelis, Associate Professor of Classics and Curator of the Wulfing Coin Collection

A reception with refreshments provided will follow the lecture at 5:00 p.m.