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CVHugh Elton's CV



  • B.A. (Sheffield), D.Phil. (Oxford)
  • Prof. Elton specializes in Roman and Late Roman political and military history, and the regions of Cilicia and Isauria in southern Turkey.
  • He has participated in a number of archaeological projects, most recently running a multi-period interdisciplinary survey in the Göksu Valley near Alahan, and providing advice about best practice for the archaeology of the BTC pipeline.
  • Prof. Elton has been a member of the Department of Ancient History & Classics since 2006 and has taught courses on the Trojan War, the history of the Roman world (including a number of upper-year courses focusing on the Late Roman Empire in the East), ancient warfare, Anglo-Saxon England, Greek and Latin.
  • Prior to his arrival at Trent, Hugh taught at a number of American Universities since 1993, and from 2001 through 2006 served as Director of the British Institute at Ankara (2001-2006).
  • In 2015-16, Prof. Elton will be teaching the following courses for the Department:
    • AHCL 3101H Ancient Warfare
    • AHCL 2102H History of Ancient Rome
    • AHCL 3120H The Late Roman Empire

Forthcoming Publications

H. ELTON. In Press. "Late Roman Churches in the Göksu Valley," in Rough Cilicia: New Archaeological and Historical Approaches, eds. M. Hoff and R. Townsend, New Haven, pp. 225-238.

H. ELTON. In Press. “Imperial Campaigning from Diocletian to Honorius," in The Archaeology of War in Late Antiquity, eds. L. Lavan and A. Sarantis, Leiden.

Invited Lectures

H. ELTON. 2012, October 12. "Writing the Histories of Romans and Arabs in the Late Roman East," to be presented at Inside and Out: Interactions between Rome and the Peoples on the Arabian and Egyptian Frontier in Late Antiquity, University of Ottawa & Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

H. ELTON. 2011, July. "Avkat Archaeological Project," presented at Avkat Colloquium, Istanbul, Turkey.

H. ELTON. 2011, June 23. "Making Emperors in the Eastern Roman Empire in the Fifth and Sixth Centuries," presented at Shifting Frontiers in Late Antiquity IX, Penn State University, State College, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.