Alan Bowman

Alan Bowman
Born Alan Keir Bowman
(1944-05-23) 23 May 1944
Manchester, United Kingdom

Alan Keir Bowman, FBA (born 23 May 1944),[1] is a British classicist and academic. He is a former Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford.[2]

Early life

Bowman was born on 23 May 1944 in Manchester, United Kingdom.[1] He was educated at Manchester Grammar School, The Queen's College, Oxford and the University of Toronto.[1]

Academic career

After holding academic positions at Rutgers University and Manchester University he was elected as University Lecturer in Ancient History at Oxford University and Official Student of Christ Church, Oxford. He was Senior Censor at Christ Church from 1988 to 1990.[1]

In 1995 Bowman became founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents at Oxford.[1][3] In 2002 he became Camden Professor of Ancient History and Fellow of Brasenose College.[4]

In 1996, Bowman co-edited volume 10 of the Cambridge Ancient History second edition series, entitled 'The Augustan Empire, 43 BC - AD 69'. As well as co-editing the volume, he also contributed the chapter on 'Provincial Administration and Taxation'. His fellow editors were Andrew Lintott, also of Oxford, and Edward Champlin, of Princeton University.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Who's Who. London: A & C Black. 1997. ISBN 0-7136-4495-8.
  2. "Election of a new Principal". Brasenose College, Oxford. Retrieved 2011-06-10.
  3. "Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents". 2009-10-27. Archived from the original on 12 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-02.
  4. "Professor Alan K Bowman". Retrieved 2010-10-02.

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Academic offices
Preceded by
Fergus Millar
Camden Professor of Ancient History, Oxford University
Succeeded by
Nicholas Purcell
Preceded by
Roger Cashmore
Principal of Brasenose College, Oxford
Succeeded by
John Bowers

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