[orcid]


 

Joshua D. Sosin

Curriculum vitae



CONTACT 


Department of Classical Studies

Phone: 919.684.5753


236 Allen Building, Box 90103

Fax: 919.681.4262


Duke University

<joshua.sosin@duke.edu>


Durham, NC 27708-0103

<http://people.duke.edu/~jds15>



EDUCATION 


2000

Duke University, Department of Classical Studies, PhD


 

Graduate Seminar, American Numismatic Society, Summer 1997 


1994

Mary Washington College, Latin, B.A. summa cum laude, 1994


 

College Year in Athens, 1992/93



PROFESSIONAL
EXPERIENCE
 


17/18-

19/20

Director of Graduate Studies, Dept of Classical Studies


2013-

Director, Duke Collaboratory for Classics Computing, Duke University Libraries


2006-

Associate Professor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies and History


06/07

Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies


05/06

Harrington Faculty Fellow, Classics Department, University of Texas at Austin


02-06

Assistant Professor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies and History


00-02

Assistant Professor, MIT, History Faculty


99/00

Named Instructor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies


98/99

Graduate Instructor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies


98-00

Research Assistant to the Advanced Papyrological Information System, Perkins Library, Duke University


97/98

Research Assistant to the Advanced Papyrological Information System (Full-time) Duke University



AWARDS /
HONORS
 


12/13

Fellow, National Humanities Center


11/12

A. W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications and Information TechnologyGrant: "Integrating Digital Greek"; Co-Principal Investigator with Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs ($48k)


2011

A. W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications Grant: "Integrating Digital Papyrology 3"; Co-Principal Investigator with Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs ($957k)


08/09

A. W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications Grant: "Integrating Digital Papyrology 2"; Co-Principal Investigator with Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs ($814k)


07/08

A. W. Mellon Foundation, Scholarly Communications Grant: "Integrating Digital Papyrology"; Co-Principal Investigator with Deborah Jakubs, Rita DiGiallonardo Holloway University Librarian & Vice Provost for Library Affairs ($500k)


06/07

Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor, Duke University, Department of Classical Studies


06/07

Thomas Langford Lectureship Award 


05/06

Harrington Faculty Fellow, Classics Department, University of Texas at Austin


2005

A. W. Mellon Foundation, Planning Grant (Planning the Future of the Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri); Principal Investigator


04/05

Center for Instructional Technology Innovation Grant; Project leader


02/03

Fellow, Center for Hellenic Studies


00,01

MIT: Class of '51 Fund for Excellence in Education, the Class of '55 Fund for Excellence in Teaching and the Class of '72 Fund for Educational Innovation ; MIT: Dean's Fund for Faculty Development ; MIT: Provost's HASS Fund 


94-00

Duke: Lawrence Richardson jr Named Instructorship in Classical Studies ; 94-00: Graduate Fellowship in Classical Studies, Duke University ; 1997: Graduate Seminar (Summer) Fellowship, American Numismatic Society ; 1994: Phi Beta Kappa



SERVICE, FIELD 

 

2016

Review Panel, National Endowment for the Humanities

 

16-18

Review Panel, American Council of Learned Societies

 

10-

Editorial Board, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

 

08-11

Ex-Officio, Executive Committee, Advanced Papyrological Information System

 

01-17

Asst>Assoc Editor, Greek Roman and Byzantine Studies

 

01/02-

Co-Director, Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri

 

05/06

Director at Large, American Society of Papyrologiists

 

05-08

Executive Committee, Advanced Papyrological Information System

 

03/04

Co-PI, Duke component of the Advanced Papyrological Information System



DISS. 

Director

 

 

PhD S1_

Laura Camp, on Greek mathematical practice and methods.

 

PhD S18

John P. Aldrup-MacDonald, Athenian Democracy on Paper (Adjunct Assistant Professor, Elon University)

 

PhD S12

Paul Johstono (History), Military Institutions and State Formation in the Hellenistic Kingdoms (Asst. Prof. Citadel)

 

PhD S12

Chad Austino, Adaptation and Tradition in Hellenistic Sacred Laws (Packer Collegiate Institute)

 

PhD S06

(with K. J. Rigsby) T. Ephraim Lytle, Fisheries, Economies and Culture in the Hellenistic Aegean (Assoc. Prof. U Toronto)

 

PhD S05

John Bauschatz, Policing in Ptolemaic Egypt (Assoc. Prof. U Ariz.)

Committee

 

 

PhD S1_

A. Fowler, on Nonnus and Neoplatonism

 

PhD S1_

A. High, on slaves in Roman military households

 

PhD S1_

D. Stifler, Lucian and Atticism: A Barbarian at the Gates

 

PhD S16

M. Zalin, Studies in Aetiology and Historical Methodology in Herodotus

 

PhD S15

R. Horne (History, UNC), Imperial Power and Local Autonomy in Greek Garrison Communities

 

PhD S12

B. Gordon (Religion, Duke), Judean Priestly Settlements and Consecrated Lands, 515 BCE–135 CE

 

PhD S10

C. Jake Butera, The Representation and Commemoration of the Citizen Soldier in Athens

 

PhD S08

Charlie Muntz, Diodorus, Siculus, Egypt, and Rome.

 

PhD S07

Rachel Stroumsa, The Peoples of Nessana

 

PhD S06

Rachel Meyers, Representations of the Antonine Empresses

 

PhD S06 

Sara Saba, Urban Administration in the Greek East



SR. THESES DIRECTED

 

BS S16, Nolan Russell, on Solon's law regarding neutrality. BA S12, Kathy Chu, on Athenian liturgies. BA S11, Susan Foster, on Athenian friendship networks. BA S11, Carter Herbert, on Roman credit crises. BA S09, Susan A. Davis, on limits of religious tolerance in Greco-Roman paganism. BA S08, L. Elizabeth Rudisill, on tourism in Greco-Roman Antiquity. BA S08, Christopher Luth, on commodities markets in the Roman imperial economy.



COURSES

 

Courses: Roman Civilization (ugrad) ; Greek History (ugrad) ; Athenian Law (ugrad) ; Ancient Economy (grad/ugrad) ; Roman Satire (ugrad) ; Intermediate Greek verse (ugrad) ; Athenian Orators (ugrad) ; Survey of Ancient Greek (grad) ; Documentary Papyrology (grad) ; Greek Epigraphy (grad) ; Greek Historians (grad) ; Ancient Greek Scholarship (ugrad/grad) ; Status and Law in Classical Athens (grad) // Selected Independent studies / Special Fields or Authors: Papyrology ; Hellenistic History ; Hellenistic Economy ; Hellenistic Insterstate Relations ; Demosthenes ; Athenian Law ; Epistolography ; Andocides ; Byzantine Lexicography ; Greek Mathematical Literature // Spring Breakthrough Courses: Socrates on Trial ; Build a Bike



SERVICE, DUKE (recent)

 

17/18-

18/19

Executive Committee of the Graduate Faculty (ECGF)

 

18/19

Board of Trustees Next Generation Living and Learning Task Force (member)

 

17/18

Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education Search Committee (Member)

 

17/18

ECAC ad hoc committee on data management for Faculty Handbook

 

17/18

Information Technology Advisory Council (ITAC)

 

16/17

Advisory Board, Franklin Humanities Institute

 

16/17

Trustee Committee on Academic Affairs

 

S16

Contributor Committee, Strategic Plan

 

S16

Ad Hoc Provost's Committee, DKU undergraduate curriculum review

 

F15/S17

Executive Committee, Academic Council (Secretary 15/16-16/17)

 

15/16

Trustee Committee on Facilities & Environment

 

F14/S16

Faculty Committee on Elections (chair 15/16)

 

F15

Duke selection committee, for Mellon New Directions Fellowship

 

F15

Ad Hoc Provost's Committee, on intensive Spring Break courses

 

F13-

Academic Council (13/14-14/15; 15/16-16/17, 17/18-18/19)

 

F11-S17

Academic Programs Committee (leave AY13/14; term extended through AY16/17)

 

F11-S13

Open Access Advisory Panel, Duke University Libraries

 

F11-S16

Trinity College Language Committee

 

F14-S17

Trinity College Curriculum Committee

 

F11-S14

Trinity College Courses Committee



PUBLICATIONS 

Editorial


2017-

Photios On Line, <http://dcthree.github.io/photios>, with John P. Aldrup-Macdonald, Matthew Farmer, Clinton Kinkade, Mackenzie Zalin.


2016-

Harpokration On Line, <http://dcthree.github.io/harpokration>, with John P. Aldrup-Macdonald, Matthew Farmer, Mackenzie Zalin.


12/13-

papyri.info, <http://papyri.info>


2002-

Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri, <http://papyri.info/docs/ddbdp>


2001

John F. Oates, Roger S. Bagnall, Sarah J. Clackson, Alexandra A. O’Brien, Joshua D. Sosin, Terry G. Wilfong, and Klaas A. Worp, Checklist of Editions of Greek, Latin, Demotc and Coptic Papyri, Ostraca and Tablets (David Brown: Oxford); on-line: http://papyri.info/docs/checklist.

Peer-Reviewed


2017

"Ransom at Athens ([Dem.] 53.11)," Historia 66: 130-146.


2016

"Death on a Road (Dem. 23.53)," Historia 65: 155-169.


2016

"A Metic was a Metic," Historia 65: 2-13.


2015

"Manumission with Paramone: Conditional Freedom?" TAPA 145: 325-381. [dspace]


2015

""Those who live apart" were Mercenaries," Historia 64: 413-418.


2014

"Tax Exemption and Athenian Imperial Politics: The Case of Chalkis," TAPA 144: 263-306. [dspace]


2014

"Endowed Eponymous Festivals on Delos," Kernos 27: 127-157. [dspace]


2014

"Endowments and Taxation in the Hellenistic World,"Ancient Society 44: 43-89. [dspace]


2014

"Notes on Inscriptions,"Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 189: 147-148. [dspace]


2013

"Notes on Inscriptions,"Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 186: 163-170. [dspace]


2009

"Magnesian Inviolability,"Transactions of the American Philological Association 139: 369-410. [pdf] [tapa]


2008

"The New Letter from Pasion,"Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 165: 105-108. [pdf]


2005

"A Common Market on Syros: Two Imperial Letters (IG XII.5 658)," Historia: 54: 222-226. [pdf]


2005

"Unwelcome Dedications: Public Law and Private Religion in Hellenistic Laodicea by the Sea" Classical Quarterly 55: 130-139. [cq] [pdf]


2004

"Acraephia Counts," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 148: 193-195. [pdf]


2004

"Alexanders and Stephanephoroi at Delphi," Classical Philology 99: 191-208. [cp] [pdf]


2004

"Half again More," Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete 50: 42-44. [pdf]


2004

"An Endowed Peace," Museum Helveticum 61: 2-8. [pdf]


2004

"Stealing Livestock at Oxyrhyncha," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 146: 167-169; with John Bauschatz (B. principal). [pdf]


2003

"Palaeography and Bilingualism: P.Duk.inv. 320 and 675," Chronique d'Égypte 78: 202-212; with Joe Manning (S. principal). [pdf]


2003

"Grain For Delos," Museum Helveticum 60: 65-79. [pdf]


2002

"Four Papyri concerning Pesouris, Basilikos Grammateus," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 141: 177-190; with John Bauschatz. [pdf]


2002

"Boeotian Silver, Theban Agio and Bronze Drachmas," Numismatic Chronicle 162: 333-339. [pdf]


2002

"Grain for Andros," Hermes 130: 131-145. [pdf]


2002

"Two Attic Endowments," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 138: 123-128. [pdf]


2001

[2002] 

"Exempt from Tribute," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 42: 125-137, with plates 1-2. [pdf]


2001
[2003] 

"Accounting and Endowments," Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik 16: 161-175. [pdf]


2000

[2001] 

"A Missing Woman: Hellenistic Leases from Thespiae Revisited," Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 41: 47-58. [pdf]


2000

"Agio at Delphi," Numismatic Chronicle 160: 67-80. [pdf]


2000

"Ausonius' Juvenal and the Winstedt Fragment," Classical Philology 95: 199-206. [jstor] [pdf]


1999

"Tyrian Stationarii at Puteoli," Tyche: Beiträge zur Alten Geschichte, Papyrologie und Epigraphik 14: 275-285. [pdf]


1999

"Lucretius, Seneca and Persius 1.1-2," Transactions of the American Philological Association 129: 281-299. [jstor] [pdf]


1999

"Reading Invisible Ink: Digital Imaging of P.Duk.inv. 716," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127: 127-130; with J. Oates, R. Weinberg and P. Johnson. [also online: ZPE / article]


1999

"Abduction at the Threshing Floor: P.Duk.inv. 714-716," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 127: 131-140. [also online: ZPE / article]


1999

"Ausonian Allusions to Juvenal's Satires," Wiener Studien 114: 91-112. [pdf]


1997

"A Word for Woman?" Greek, Roman, and Byzantine Studies 38: 75-83. [pdf]


1997

"P.Duk.inv. 314: Agathis, Strategos and Hipparches of the Arsinoite Nome," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 118: 251-258; with J. F. Oates (S. principal) [also online: ZPE / article]


1997

"P.Duk.inv. 677: Aetos, from Arsinoite Strategos to Eponymous Priest," Zeitschrift für Papyrologie und Epigraphik 116: 141-146. [also online: ZPE / article]


1996

"Imperial Pork: Preparations for a Visit by Severus Alexander and Julia Mamaea to Egypt," Ancient Society 27: 171-181; with P. van Minnen (v. M. principal). 

Popular


2004

"Homer in the Papyri," DIG Magazine 6.1: 14-15 (an archaeology magazine for young readers)



PAPERS / CONFERENCES 

 

2017

"Digital Humanities Is Not a Thing," Conference: Traces and Echoes: Scribal Culture, Texts & Orality in Late Antiquity (on invitation).

 

2016

"The Promise and Perils of Digital Papyrology," Greek Medical Papyri - Text, Context, Hypertext, Parma, November (on invitation).

 

2016

Panel on the Scholarly Assessment in the Humanities, National Humanities Center, April (on invitation).

 

2016

Four in row, Ohio University, March (on invitation)
(1) "How We Know What We Know: Papyrology"
(2) "Ancient Texts in a Modern Age: The Promise and Perils of Digital Scholarship"
(3) "Slaves, Aliens, Freedmen, and Citizens: Ancient Athenian Legal Status"
(4) "Punk Rock, Bicycles, and Ancient Documents"

 

2015

"Integrating Digital Epigraphies (or, if you think the 19th century was bad, try living in the 20th)", Balisage 2015: Symposium on Cultural Heritage Markup, August (on invitation).

 

2015

"Integrating Digital Epigraphies," Coalition for Networked Information, April (peer reviewed).

 

2015

Panel on the Scholarly Monograph, National Humanities Center, April (on invitation).

 

2014

Panel on Open Access, National Humanities Center, April (on invitation).

 

2014

Triangle Scholarly Communications Insitute, October (peer reviewed).

 

2014

“After Integrating Digital Papyrology,” With R. Baumann and H. Cayless, APA, January (peer reviewed).

 

2013

“Digital Papyrology, Digital Epigraphy,” Social Digital Scholarly Editing, July (on invitation).

 

2013

“IDP, IDEs, and Digital Classics,” Ithaka.org, May (on invitation of President).

 

2013

“Digital Classics, Digital Humanities,” National Humanities Center, April (on invitation).

 

2013

“Taxing Aliens,” UNC Chapel Hill, Dept of Classics, April (on invitation).

 

2007

“Magnesian Inviolability: Religion, Politics, and Missed Opportunities,” Yale University, Dept of Classics, October (on invitation).

 

2007

“Charitable Foundations in the Hellenistic World,” Yale University, Dept of Classics, October (on invitation).

 

2006

Roundtable on IT applications and the future of epigraphy, Stanford University, May (on invitation of J. O'Donnell, G. Nagy, and B. Frischer).

 

2005

Roundtable on scholarly communication and on-line resources, Center for Hellenic Studies, Washington, DC, January (on invitation).

 

2005

"The Duke Data Bank of Documentary Papyri: The Next Twenty Five Years," Names: Lexica, Prosopographies and Corpora, Centre for the Study of Ancient Documents, January, Oxford, UK (on invitation)

 

2005

"Public Law, Private Religion: The Case of Laodicea on the Sea," American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, Boston, January (peer reviewed).

 

2004

Speaker, annual meeting of the Ancient Historians of the Atlantic States, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, March (on invitation).

 

2003

"How Charitable Were Ancient Charitable Foundations?" Classics Department, University of Iowa, September (on invitation).

 

2002

"Charitable Foundations in the Ancient World," Department of Classics, Philosophy, and Religion, Mary Washington College, November (on invitation).

 

2002

"Endowments and Markets in Ancient Greece," Economics Department, Harvard University, October (on invitation).

 

2002

"Fiduciary Coinage at Hellenistic Thebes,"New England Historical Association, Annual Meeting, Buzzards Bay, April (peer reviewed).

 

2002

"Harnessing Markets: Perpetual Endowments in the Greek Economy," American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, January (peer reviewed).

 

2001

"Managing Markets: Perpetual Endowments in the Hellenistic World," Center for the Study of the Ancient Mediterranean, Columbia University, October (on invitation).

 

2001

"Reading, Writing, Rhetoric: Palaeography in the Documentary Papyri," Classics Department, University of Texas at Austin, January (on invitation).

 

1999

"Rhetoric and Multi-Lingualism: Palaeography in the Documentary Papyri," EIVS DIGNITATIS CVLTORES: A Symposium in Honor of Francis Newton on the Occasion of his Retirement, Duke University, 13 November (on invitation).

 

1998

"Ausonius' Juvenal and the Winstedt Fragment," American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, December (peer reviewed).

 

1997

"Lucretius, Seneca and Persius 1.1-2," American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, Chicago, December (peer reviewed).

 

1997

"Persius, Lucilius and the Commentum Cornuti," Department of Classics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, November (on invitation).

 

1996

"Servius' Role in Juvenal's Fourth-Century Renaissance," American Philological Association, Annual Meeting, New York, December [by title] (peer reviewed).