Staff in Classics

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Dr Glenys Davies


Honorary Fellow; Classical Art and Archaeology


Contact information
Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology, William Robertson Wing, Teviot Place, Edinburgh EH8 9AG
Telephone: +44 (0)131 669 3251

My first degree (in History – Ancient and Medieval) was from London University (Bedford College), and my postgraduate study was at the Institute of Archaeology, University of London; I spent two years as Rome scholar at the British School at Rome (1975-1977). My PhD was awarded in 1979. My first post was as a temporary lecturer in Ancient History, Queen’s University, Belfast. I was appointed lecturer in the then Department of Classical Archaeology at Edinburgh University in 1979, joining the Department of Classics in 1987. I was Associate Dean for Admissions for the Faculty of Arts 1996-9. I was active in the Association of University Teachers for many years, and was the first woman to be elected President of AUT Scotland (1992-4). I have also been Curator of the Classics Teaching Collection (mainly casts and vases), and was Head of Classics within the School from August 2008- July 2011. I retired in July 2016, but I am still carrying out research into various aspects of Roman art and life

External appointments

I was external examiner in Ancient History at the University of Wales, Lampeter, in 2000-2004, and in Art History at the University of Manchester in 2005-8