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Who's Who at Accordia

The key people involved in the foundation, development and current running of Accordia are listed below, together with contact details and research interests and role in Accordia.  Many more people than this have been involved in helping out over the years and in collaborating on Accordia research programmes and publications.


Professor Ruth Whitehouse, FSA

Director of Accordia,  Editor of the Accordia Research Papers
Ruth Whitehouse is Emeritus Professor of Archaeology in the Institute of Archaeology UCL. She has published books and articles on Italian prehistory, prehistoric ritual and religion, gender archaeology and, most recently, on early writing in Italy. She has jointly directed a number of field projects in Italy and Menorca, including the Botromagno excavation, and the Alto-Medio Polesine - Basso Veronese project. She is currently joint director (with Sue Hamilton) of the Tavoliere-Gargano Prehistory Project. She is also Co-Director (with John Wilkins) of two successive AHRC-funded projects investigating early writing and literacy in Italy (Developmental Literacy and the Establishment of Regional and State Identity in early Italy, and Etruscan Literacy in its Social Context, 8th - 5th centuries BC), both based at the Institute of Archaeology UCL. 


Contact details:  Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0P



Professor Michael Edwards

Founder Member of Accordia


Mike Edwards is an Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Classics at Royal Holloway, University of London. He was previously Professor of Classics at Roehampton University, Head of Classics at the University of Wales Trinity St David, and Professor of Classics at Queen Mary College, University of London. From 2004 to 2011 he was the Director of the Institute of Classical Studies. His research centres on classical Greek oratory and rhetoric. He has written a number of books and articles on the Attic Orators, including commentaries on speeches of Antiphon, Andocides, and Lysias, and a translation of the speeches of Isaeus for the University of Texas series. Other areas of interest include classical literary criticism, biography, and later Latin.

Contact details: Department of Classics, Royal Holloway, Egham Hill, Egham TW20 0EX


Dr Edward Herring, FSA

Founder Member of Accordia

Edward Herring holds a Senior Lectureship in Classical Archaeology at the National University of Ireland, Galway. He has published extensively on Iron Age and Classical south Italy, and in particular on the relations between the Greek, Roman and native (Italic) populations. This has led him to a wider interest in identity in the ancient world. He has worked on excavations and field surveys in the Western Mediterranean for more than 25 years, notably on an Iron Age to Roman Republican site at Botromagno, Gravina di Puglia (BA), south Italy, on a multi-period field survey in the Po plain (Progetto Alto-Medio Polesine  Basso Veronese), and most recently on a multi-period survey based in the Tavoliere and Gargano areas of northern Puglia, south Italy. In 2006, he was elected to the Fellowship of the Society of Antiquaries of London. In 2011, he held the A. D. Trendall Fellowship at the Institute of Classical Studies, University of London.

Contact details: Discipline of Classics, National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland, H91 TK33


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