Joseph Holwell

Email: holwell@wisc.edu

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Advisor: Marc Kleijwegt and Claire Taylor
Curriculum Vitae (pdf) | Website

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Biography

I am an ancient historian specializing in cultural exchange along the northern frontiers of imperial Rome. I work mainly with material evidence left behind (inscriptions, reliefs, votive objects) in an effort to refine our understanding of identity formation and religious expression in these ever-bustling, fringe environments.

On a broader level, I am interested in assessing the complex interplay between imperial power and subject populations regarding issues such as: methods of control, (possible) forms of resistance, opportunities for integration, and contemporary understandings of empire.

Education

M.A., University of Wisconsin–Madison (2018)
M.A., DePaul University (2014)
B.A., Illinois State University (2010)

Field

  • European History

MA Title

  • “Adoption and Innovation: The Construction of Roman Auxiliary Identity in the First Century AD”

Working Dissertation Title

  • “Adoption and Innovation on Rome’s Cultural Frontiers”

Selected Publications

Courses Taught as TA

  • History 110: The Ancient Mediterranean
  • History 112: The World of Late Antiquity, 200-900 C.E.
  • History 303: A History of Greek Civilization
  • History 307: A History of Rome
  • Classics 322: The Romans