Penelope Allison is a Professor Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, London and the Australian Academy of Humanities. Her research focuses on material-culture consumption in Roman and Australian historical archaeology, and she has a keen research interest in digital applications in archaeology and archaeological publication. Her recent research concerns Roman pottery and social interaction, for which she organised an AHRC-funded Big Data on the Roman Table (theme volume, Internet Archaeology 50, 2018). Her major publications, with on-line research resources, include: The archaeology of household activities (1999), Pompeian Households: An Analysis of the Material Culture (2004, 2005); The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii III: The Finds, a Contextual Study (2006); Dealing with legacy data, Internet Archaeology 24 (2008), and People and Spaces in Roman Military Bases (2013).
Open-access data resources
Engendering Roman military spaces, data and interactive GIS maps (2012). http://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archives/view/milspace_leic_2008/.
The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii III: The finds, a contextual study (2008). Companion artefact catalogue. The Stoa: A Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities – www.stoa.org/menanderinsula/.
Pompeian households (2004). Companion to Monograph 42, Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA. The Stoa: A Consortium for Electronic Publication in the Humanities – www.stoa.org/pompeianhouseholds/.
Areas of interest:
Roman archaeology, material culture and social practice, household archaeology, gender, digital applications in archaeology