1975 …2010
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Personal profile

Interests

David Whitehead, born in Nottinghamshire in 1949, won scholarships to Nottingham High School and from there to Clare College Cambridge. Upon graduating with first-class honours in Parts I and II of the Classical Tripos he undertook a PhD in Ancient History under the supervision of Moses Finley. He has held, at various times, Research Fellowships at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and in the USA (School of Historical Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton; [Harvard] Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington DC) and Visiting Fellowships at New College and All Souls Oxford; he has also been a British Academy Research Reader and was the inaugural Co-Director of M.H.Hansen's Copenhagen Polis Centre. After teaching for three years in Cambridge and seventeen at the Victoria University of Manchester (Department of History) he was appointed to the then Chair of Classics at Queen's in 1992. He is a founding editor of Oxford University Press's Clarendon Ancient History Series, Senior Editor (and a Managing Editor) of the electronic Suda-On-Line www.stoa.org/sol, and an Editor of Brill's New Jacoby http://www.brillsnewjacoby.com/.

Particulars

Research Statement

Professor Whitehead's teaching and research expertise lies in Greek history and Greek prose literature, especially (but not exclusively) those of classical Athens. Areas of special interest likewise span the divide, such as it is, between Ancient History and Classics: political and social history, epigraphy and prosopography, historiography, law and lawcourt oratory, lexicography, military writers.

Teaching

Professor David Whitehead teaches on the following undergraduate modules:

AHY1001Ancient History 1

AHY2013

Greece and Macedon 404-337 B.C: Liberty Won and Lost
AHY3040
Dissertation 1
AHY3065
Athenian Law and Society 1
AHY3069
Athenian Law and Society 2

Research Output 1975 2010

'Response to Leopold Migeotte'

Whitehead, D., 2010, SYMPOSION 2009. Thur, G. (ed.). Osterreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, p. 67-72 6 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Andragathia and arete'

Whitehead, D., 2009, Greek History and Epigraphy. L.G. & Rubinstein, M. A. L. (eds.). The Classical Press of Wales, p. 47-58 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

'Goneis in Athenian law and perception'

Whitehead, D., 2009, In : Electronic Antiquity. 13.1

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

'Hypereides' Timandros: observations and suggestions'

Whitehead, D., Dec 2009, In : Bulletin of the Institute of Classical Studies. 52, 1, p. 135-148 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Activities 1991 2002

  • 4 PhD external examination
  • 1 Other examination
  • 1 Membership of peer review panel or committee

Irish Research Council (External organisation)

David Whitehead (Reviewer)
2002

Activity: Membership typesMembership of peer review panel or committee

External Examiner, PhD level, UCL

David Whitehead (Examiner)
1998

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

External Examiner, PhD level, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

David Whitehead (Examiner)
1994

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

External Examiner, PhD level, Durham University

David Whitehead (Examiner)
1994

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination

External Examiner, PhD level, University of Newcastle upon Tyne

David Whitehead (Examiner)
1993

Activity: Examination typesPhD external examination