Professor Greg Woolf joins UCLA Classics

Published: January 25, 2023
We are delighted to announce that Professor Greg Woolf, the Ronald J Mellor Professor of Ancient History at UCLA, is joining the Classics Department on a 0% appointment. Professor Woolf has broad interests in the culture of the Roman world, especially its relation to the various power dynamics that formed the empire. His first book Becoming Roman in Gaul examined the formation and transformation of provincial cultures through archaeological evidence. Since then he has written on literacy, on knowledge cultures and libraries, on ethnography, on the Roman economy, on gendered Roman history and on the emergence of religions. His latest book is The Life and Death of Ancient Cities. A Natural History, which reflects a growing interest in the history of the very long term. Currently he is working on a book on migration and mobility and also on urban resilience as one aspect of the environmental history of antiquity.