Walter David Ward
Advanced to Candidacy - Ancient History (UCLA 2005)
MA - Ancient History (UCLA 2004)
MA - History (NCSU 2002)
BA - Chemistry, BS - History (NCSU 1999)
Office: Bunche 2155
History of the Roman Empire, Archaeology of the Roman Near East, History of Late Antiquity, Classical Greek History
Tentative Dissertation Title: From Provincia Arabia to Palaestina Tertia: Religious, Social, and Economic Developments in the Later Roman Province of Third Palestine
Other Research Interests: Red Sea Trade, Economy of the Roman Empire, Ancient Resistance Movements and Resistance Literature, Roman Imperial Ideologies, Roman Frontiers, Rome's Eastern Provinces, Transformation of the Classical Mind in Late Antiquity, Christian Pilgrimage and Holy Sites
Coordinator of the First Annual University of California Conference on Late Antiquity (2006)
Coordinator of the Tenth Annual UCLA Graduate Late Antiquity Conference (2005)
Teaching Assistant for the UCLA Summer Abroad Program in Rome (2006)
Three seasons experience as a Trench Supervisor for the archaeological excavations at Aqaba, Jordan (1998, 2000, 2002)
Written exams passed in French, German, Greek, and Latin
Grants and Awards
Samuel H. Kress Foundation Research Fellow, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan (2006-7)
UCLA Summer Mentorship Fellowship (2004)
Jennifer C. Groot Fellowship in the Archaeology of Jordan, American Center of Oriental Research, Amman, Jordan. (2000)
Barnhardt Memorial Fellowship, North Carolina State University History Department (1999-2000)
Highest Academic Achievement in History, North Carolina State University History Department (1999)
Professors Claudia Rapp, Ronald Mellor, David Phillips, and Susan Downey
?Security Challenges and Trade Routes in the Red Sea in Late Antiquity.? Presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research Pacific Southwest Regional Conference. Mar. 12, 2006. Claremont, California.
?Camels or Ships?: An Economic Comparison of Nabataean. Roman, and Byzantine Aila.? Presented at the American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Conference. Nov. 20, 2003. Atlanta, Georgia.
?Incense and Pepper: Ports and Trade in the Red Sea in Late Antiquity.? Delivered to the Eighth Annual UCLA Graduate Late Antiquity Conference. April 5, 2003. Los Angeles, California.
?Classical Aila?s Trade Routes.? Presented at the 2002 UNC/Duke Graduate Colloquium in Classics.
March 23, 2002. Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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