Roger Bagnall appointed Honorary Professor of Classics

The Department of Classics is delighted to announce the appointment of Roger Bagnall as Honorary Professor. 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 Greco-Roman and late antique periods. For an overview of Dr. Bagnall's accomplishments and links to some of his publications, visit his profile on the ISAW website.

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. He has worked with Assistant Professor Nicola Aravecchia for many years on the excavations at Amheida in Egypt's Western Desert (for which project Professor Aravecchia now serves as Archaeological Director). He was the 2022 Biggs Family Resident in Classics. He is now beginning a productive retirement in St. Louis, with ongoing and planned research and publication projects on his plate, and he will be a resource for Washington University students with interests in ancient history, Greco-Roman Egypt, and papyrology.