Francis J. Haverfield
|Francis J. Haverfield|
8 November 1860|
Shipston-on-Stour, Warwickshire, England
|Died||1 October 1919
Headington Hill, Oxford
|Institutions||Lancing College, Brasenose College|
|Alma mater||New College, University of Oxford|
|Academic advisors||Theodor Mommsen|
|Notable students||Thomas Ashby, R. G. Collingwood, John Garstang|
|Known for||Study and publication of Roman history. Pioneering study of Romano-British archaeology.|
Francis John Haverfield, FBA (8 November 1860 at Shipston-on-Stour – 1 October 1919) was a British historian and archaeologist. From 1907 to 1919, he was the Camden Professorship of Ancient History at the University of Oxford.
Haverfield was the first to undertake a scientific study of Roman Britain and he is considered by some to be the first theorist to tackle the issue of the Romanization of the Roman Empire. Some consider him the innovator of the discipline of Romano-British archaeology. His works include The Romanization of Roman Britain (1905) (which originated as a lecture to the British Academy and for which he is best known), Ancient Town Planning (1913), and The Roman Occupation of Britain (1924), many monographs, and the authoritative chapters he contributed to the Victoria History of the Counties of England. He excavated the Roman fort at Hardknott, the site of ancient Mediobogdum in Cumbria. He collected and published known Latin inscriptions in Britain.
Among his students was the archaeologist and topographer Thomas Ashby (1874–1931), the first scholar and third director of the British School at Rome, the Oxford historian, archaeologist, and philosopher R. G. Collingwood (1889–1943) as well as archaeologist and anthropologist John Garstang (1876-1956)
- Sabben-Clare, James. Winchester College. Paul Cave Publications, 1981. p. 187
- Philip Freeman (2007). The Best Training-ground for Archaeologists: Francis Haverfield and the Invention of Romano-British Archaeology. Oxbow. ISBN 978-1-84217-280-3.
- F. (Francis) Haverfield (January 2012). The Romanization of Roman Britain. HardPress. ISBN 978-1-290-35685-5.
- Fulford, M. 2008. "Review Article - The Best Training Ground for Archaeologists: Francis Haverfield and the invention of Romano-British Archaeology", The Antiquaries Journal, p481.
- F. (Francis ) Haverfield (16 April 2014). Ancient Town-Planning. Bookpubber. GGKEY:G06BW3ESND5.
- Francis Haverfield (1893). The Roman Fort on Hardknott, Known as Hardknott Castle. T. Wilson.
- Francis Haverfield (1892). Roman Inscriptions in Britain: 1888-1890. William Pollard & Company.
- Van Buren, A. W. (1919). "In Memorian - Francis John Haverfield". The Classical Journal. 15: 169–172.
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- List of Papers of Francis J. Haverfield
- George Macdonald, "Haverfield, Francis John (1860–1919)," rev. P. W. M. Freeman, Oxford Dictionary of National Biography first published 2004; online edn, May 2010, 975 words doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/33762
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