Dr Micaela Langellotti
Lecturer in Ancient History
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 5241
- Address: School of History, Classics and Archaeology
Queen Victoria Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Office: Armstrong, 2.19
My areas of research are the social and economic history of the Roman Empire, with a particular focus on Graeco-Roman Egypt, and Greek papyrology. I have published a book on the social and economic role of pastoralism in Roman Egypt (AD I-III) entitled L'allevamento di pecore e capre nell'Egitto romano: aspetti economici e sociali (Edipuglia, 2012), as well as articles and editions of new texts. I have been part of international research groups for the edition of unpublished Greek papyri (Prague and Florence), and am currently collaborating with the Berkeley Prosopography Services Project (University of California, Berkeley), which aims to create a digital tool for social network analysis. For more information on my work in Digital Humanities see //digitalhumanities.berkeley.edu/blog/16/02/01/berkeley-prosopography-services-and-tebtunis-papyri
Before coming to Newcastle in February 2016, I was a Research Associate, then a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow at King's College London (2010-14), and more recently a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri, University of California, Berkeley (2014-16).
I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
- Social and economic history of the Roman Empire
- Graeco-Roman Egypt
- Greek Papyrology
- Village economy and society in the Roman world
- Institutions in the Roman imperial period
I am currently completing a book entitled Village life in Roman Egypt: Tebtunis in the first century AD, which aims to reconstruct the first detailed village study for the Roman Empire, for Tebtunis, in the Fayum. Based on the analysis of the documents produced at the local record-office, this study examines aspects of village life for which our current knowledge is limited, such as social stratification, the actual position of women, slaves and priests, the functions of associations, the social relations between the peasants and the local elite, and the role of non-agricultural activities. This book will provide a model of rural society that can be used as a template for study of the 75% or so of the population who lived outside cities in the Eastern Mediterranean.
I am happy to supervise prospective PhD students in the areas indicated above, and more broadly in topics related to ancient social and economic history.
Office hours (2017/18)
Semester 1 & 2: Fridays
Module leader (2017/18)
CAH3036/8036: Roman Egypt
CAH8020: Masterclass in Ancient History
CAC8000: Research Skills and Dissertation Training
CAH8090: Dissertation for MA Classics and Ancient History
CLA2002/3002/8002: Special Study Stage 2 and 3
CAG1011: Intermediate Greek Language and Literature 1
CAC8106 & CAC8107: Independent Study Project in Classics and Ancient History 1 & 2
CAH2009: Portfolio in Ancient History I: Commentaries
CAH3000: Portfolio in Ancient History II: Dissertation
CAH2020 : Greek and Roman Religions
CAC2061: Slavery in Greco-Roman antiquity
HIS2240: Greece from the ancient times to the 21st century
- Langellotti M, Rathbone DW, ed. Village institutions in Egypt from Roman to the early Arab period. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017. In Preparation.
- Langellotti M. Occupations and naming trends in early Roman Egypt. Late Antiquity - Studies in Source Criticism 2017. Submitted.
- Langellotti M. Record-offices in villages in Roman Egypt. In: Langellotti,M; Rahbone,DW, ed. Village institutions in Egypt from Roman to the early Arab period. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017, pp.ca. 7,500 words. Submitted.
- Langellotti M. Village elites in the early Roman Arsinoite. Quaderni del Museo del Papiro 2017. Submitted.
- Langellotti M. A world full of associations: rules and community values in early Roman Egypt. In: V. Gabrielsen and M. C. D. Paganini, ed. A world of well-ordered societies? The rules and regulations of ancient associations. Cambridge University Press, 2016. Submitted.
- Langellotti M. Contracts and people in early Roman Tebtunis: a complex affair. In: 27th International Congress of Papyrology. 2016, Warsaw: The Taubenschlag Foundation.
- Langellotti M. Professional Associations and the State in Roman Egypt: the Case of First-Century Tebtunis. Chronique d'Égypte 2016, 91(181), 111-134.
- Langellotti M. Ricevuta di stephanikon. Papiri della Società Italiana 2016. 17. In Press.
- Langellotti M. Sales in early Roman Tebtunis: the case of the grapheion Archive of Kronion. In: Jakab,E, ed. Legal Documents in Ancient Societies V. Sale and Community Documents from the Ancient World. Trieste: Edizioni Università di Trieste, 2015, pp.117-132.
- Langellotti M. Taxation, Greco-Roman Egypt. In: The Encyclopedia of Ancient History. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2015, pp.ca. 1,000 words.
- Langellotti M. Inge Uytterhoeven. Hawara in the Graeco-Roman Period: Life and Death in a Fayum Village [Review]. Tyche 2014, 29, 303-304.
- Langellotti M. Petizione allo stratego. Papiri della Società Italiana 2013. 16, 168-170.
- Langellotti M. Registro. Papiri della Società Italiana 2013. 16, 178-81.
- Langellotti M. L’allevamento di pecore e capre nell’Egitto romano: aspetti economici e sociali. Bari: Edipuglia, 2012.
- Langellotti M. The meaning of εἴδη in tax documents in Roman Egypt. In: 26th International Congress of Papyrology. 2012.
- Langellotti M. Conto e lettera eroniniani. Eirene 2010. 46, 102-104.
- Langellotti M. Locazioni di capre nell’Egitto romano. Analecta Papyrologica 2008, 18-20, 145-54.