Classical & Archaeological Studies


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Dr Patty Baker FSA

Senior Lecturer in Classical and Archaeological Studies


Office: Cornwallis North West 224

Office Hours: Currently on research leave


Prior to working at Kent, Patty Baker studied for her PhD under Professor Philip van der Eijk at the University of Newcastle; the topic of her doctoral thesis was Medical Care in the Roman Army on the British, Rhine and Upper and Middle Danube Frontiers. She received an MA in Roman Frontier Studies in the Department of Archaeology at Newcastle and an MA in Classics at Florida State University. Her BA was in Anthropology with a History Minor at Millersville University, Pennsylvania.

Her research is focuses principally on ancient medicine. She is also an active field archaeologist as well as an ancient historian, and has worked on excavations in the UK, United States and Italy. She is currently involved in an archaeological project at San Martino ai Campi, Trentino, Italy. She is a series editor for Ashgate Press on 'Medicine and the Body in Antiquity'. In the spring of 2014 she was a visiting professor in the Department of History at Virginia Tech in the United States. She has also been invited to take part in two international projects: 'FRoLiC: Females and the Roman Life Course', directed by Professor Timothy Parkin (Manchester), and 'Tiny Voices from the Past: New Perspectives on Childhood in Early Europe', under the direction of Professor Reider Aasgaard (Oslo).

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Patty Baker teaches modules on Roman Britain and on Greek and Roman medicine.

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Classical & Archaeological Studies, School of European Culture and Languages, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NF

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 827159 or contact Classical & Archaeological Studies

Last Updated: 02/02/2018