President of The American University of Rome
Dr. Richard Hodges
Dr. Richard Hodges is the President of The American University of Rome since 2012. He began his career as an archaeologist with excavations in his home village of Box, Wiltshire while at high school. During that time he founded a village archaeology society which is thriving today. He studied archaeology and history at Southampton University where he completed a doctorate on the archaeology of Dark Age trade. In 1976 he joined Sheffield University as a lecturer and while there launched excavations in England and Italy at Roystone Grange (Derbyshire), Montarrenti (Tuscany) and San Vincenzo al Volturno (Molise).From 1988-95 he was Director of the British School at Rome, during which time he enlarged the excavations at San Vincenzo al Volturno with support from the Abbey of Monte Cassino, and joined the Butrint Foundation as its scientific director (1993-2012) to launch new excavations and site management strategies at the World Heritage Site of Butrint (Albania). From 1996-98 he was Director of the Prince of Wales’s Institute of Architecture, then from 1998 he has been Professor in the School of World Art Studies at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. During this period, he served in the Ministry of Culture in Albania (1999), as adviser to the Packard Humanities Institute during the Zeugma (Turkey) excavations (2000), and as Williams Director of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology (2007-12).Dr. Hodges is a Board member of the Istituto Packard, Italian affiliate of the David & Lucile Packard Foundation.
He has been Visiting Professor at SUNY-Binghamton (1983), the University of Siena (1984-87), the University of Copenhagen (1987-88) and the University of Sheffield (2006-7). He was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in the Queen’s honours in 1995.
Dark Age Economics. A New Audit (Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2012).
Edited with S. Gelichi, One Sea to Another. Trading Places in the European and Mediterranean Early Middle Ages, (Brepols, Turnhout, 2012).
Edited with I. L. Hansen & S. Leppard, Butrint 4. The archaeology and histories of an Ionian town (Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2012).
Essays and Reports
The Adriatic Sea in European perspective, in S. Gelichi & R. Hodges (eds) (Brepols, Turnhout, 2012): 207-34 (republished as: The Adriatic Sea in European perspective, Scottish Archaeological Journal 32 (2013): 95-120.)
Excavating away the ‘poison’: the topographic history of Butrint, ancient Buthrotum, in I. L.Hansen, R. Hodges and S.Leppard (eds), Butrint 4: The archaeology and histories of an Ionian town, (Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2012): 1-21.
Archaeologists as Placemakers: making the Butrint National Park, in I.L.Hansen, R. Hodges & S.Leppard (eds.) Butrint 4: The archaeology and histories of an Ionian town (Oxbow Books, Oxford, 2012): 309-21.
(with S.Leppard & J.Mitchell) The Eighth-Century Cloister at San Vincenzo al Volturno, Papers of the British School at Rome 80 (2012): 145-55.
(with W. Bowden) An ‘Ice Age settling on the Roman Empire’: Post-Roman Butrint between strategy and serendipity, in N. Christie and A. Augenti (eds.) Urbes Extinctae, (Ashgate, Aldershot, 2012): 207-41.
(with S. Greenslade) The aristocratic oikos on the Vrina Plain, Butrint, c. AD 830-1200, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 37 (2013): 1-19.
David Whitehouse (1941-2013), Archaeologia Medievale XXXIX (2012): 407-8.
(with M. Hobart & S. Campana) Monasteri contesi nella Tuscia Longobarda: il caso di San Pietro ad Asso, Montalcino (Siena), Archeologia Medievale XXXIX, (2011): 175-213.
Rodney Young, his noblesse oblige, and the OSS in Greece , Expedition 55 (2013): 42-43.
(with A. Paterlini) A short history of the Butrint Foundation’s conservation programme at Butrint, Albania: 1994-2012, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites 15 (2013): 253-79.
Butrint’s northern frontier in the 11th century: the Dema Wall, Annual of the British School at Athens 113 (2014): 1-5.
The Shadow of Enver Hoxha. A short history of the Butrint Foundation, 1993-2012, Public Archaeology 12 (2013).
(with P. Gwynne & J. Vroom) Archaeology and Epic: Butrint and Ugolino Verino’s Carlias, Papers of the British School at Rome 82 (2014): 199-235.
Landscape and Society: The Making of San Vincenzo’s Mediterranean Valley, in K. Boyle, R. Rabett & C. Hunt (eds.) Living in the Landscape, Cambridge, McDonald Institute, 2014), 000-00.
S.S.Clarke’s abortive visit to Butrint, 1922, Festshrift for Kostas Zachos, Ioannina (2014).
(with J. Mitchell) The Forty Saints, Saranda, Expedition 56 (2014).
Review: C. Loveluck, Northwest Europe in the Early Middle Ages, c. AD 600-1150. A comparative history, Antiquity (2014).
Review B. Ambrosiani, Excavations in the Black Earth 1990-1995. Stratigraphy Vol.1. Part One: The site and the shore; Part Two: the Bronze Caster’s Workshop (Birka Studies volume 9), Medieval Archaeology (2014).
Review: Ruthy Gertwagen & Elizabeth Jeffreys (eds.) Shipping, Trade and Crusade in the Medieval Mediterranean. Studies in Honour of John Pryor, Speculum (2014).
‘A God-guarded city’? The New Medieval Town of Butrint, Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies 39 (2015).
The rise of a monastic central-place: San Vincenzo al Volturno in the 9th century, in C. Ebanista (ed.) Il Paesaggio di Molise nel’ Medievo (2015).
Medieval archaeology and civic society: celebrating Archeologia Medievale, Archeologia Medievale XXXXI (2015), 177-83.
The idea of the polyfocal ‘town’? Archaeology and the origins of medieval urbanism in Italy, in S. Gelichi & R. Hodges (eds.) Essays in European Medieval Archaeology (in memory of Riccardo Francovich), Brill, Leiden (2015).
The 9th-century abbot’s house at San Vincenzo al Volturno, in D. M. Dell’ Omo, C. Crova, & F. Marazzi (eds.) Saggi in memoriam – Don Faustino Avagliano Miscellanae Cassinese, Cassino (2015).
Byzantine archaeology: the loss of innocence, M. Decker (ed.) A Handbook for Byzantine Archaeology, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge (2016).
A demand for glass in the 8th-century Adriatic Sea region, Essays in Memory of Sarah Jennings, Society for Medieval Pottery, London (2016).
Fact and fiction in the Eastern Mediterranean: some conclusive remarks on Byzantine archaeology, in J. Vroom (ed.) Medieval and Post-Medieval Ceramics in the Eastern Mediterranean: Fact and Fiction, Turnhout, Brepols.
(with N. Christie) All-Pervading Insecurity? Questions of Defence and Monastic Communities in Early Medieval Europe, in N. Christie & H. Herold (eds.), Fortified Settlements in Medieval Europe, Oxford (2016).
Carlo Magno senza Maometto. Repensando il nono secolo. (Unione Internzaional Conferenza 22 Novembre 2013), Jaca Book, Milan.
Three concluding essays, in S. Greenslade, Butrint 6: Excavations on the Vrina Plain, Oxford, Oxbow Books 2016.
Ricardo Agurcia. How Copan is leading the way, Current World Archaeology 55 (2012): 48-55.
Postcard from Aegina, Current World Archaeology 56 (2012): 56-59.
Postcard from Budapest, Current World Archaeology 57 (2012): 54-57.
The Roman villa at Box goes public, Current Archaeology 277 (April 2013): 42-43.
Postcard from Amelia, Current World Archaeology 58 (2013) 54-57.
Postcard from Venice, Current World Archaeology 59 (2013): 56-59
Postcard from Mistra, Current World Archaeology 60 (2013): 56-59.
Butrint. Finding a timeless oasis, Current World Archaeology 61 (2013): 46-51.
Postcard from Piazza Armerina, Current World Archaeology 62 (2013): 52-55.
Postcard from Bilbao, Current World Archaeology 63 (2013): 50-53.
Postcard from the Keys, Current World Archaeology 64 (2014): 56-58.
Postcard from Rome’s Non-Catholic Cemetery, Current World Archaeology 65 (2014): 52-54.
Postcard from Alghero, Current World Archaeology 66 (2014): 52-54.
Mister Archaeology. Neritan Ceka – bridging political upheaval and archaeological wealth , Current World Archaeology 67 (2014), 42-45.
Lod mosaic, Current Archaeology 294 (2014), 48-49.
Operation Houndforce, 1944, History Today October 2014 (in press).
Series Editor: Bloomsbury Academic – Debates in Archaeology
11 volumes published (2012-14)
2014 Fondazione Roma, Turning Charlemagne into an asset for Rome: 35,000 euros
2014 (in preparation) European Research Council grant as PI for a Siena University team, Maremma
Graduate (Doctoral) Student Supervision
Nevila Molla 2007 University of Siena – The Archaeology of the Epirote Despots
Dana Phelps 2013 Stanford University – Butrint community programming
Lorenzo Marasco 2013 University of Siena, Medieval Archaeology – Survey of the Maremma
Paul Burtenshaw 2013 UCL, Archaeology – Community Archaeology
2012 September Community Archaeology conference, UCL, Escaping Enver Hoxha’s Shadow
2012 October, Butrint at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, University of Miami
2012 October, Charlemagne without Mohammed, University of Notre Dame
2012 November, Charlemagne without Mohammed, Central European University, Budapest
2012 December, Bunga bunga at San Vincenzo al Volturno in the 8th and 21st centuries, AIA, Rome
2013 November, Unione Internazionale lecture: Charlemagne without Mohammed
2013 December, Sheffield University series of reflections
2013 December, UCL, 25th Anniversary Accordia lecture: Bunga bunga at San Vincenzo al Volturno in the 8th and 21st centuries
2014 May, AUR, Plenary Lecture Making Charlemagne an Asset for Rome
2014 October, Stanford University, Distinguished Lectures: Escaping Enver Hoxha’s Shadow; Bunga bunga at San Vincenzo al Volturno
2014 October, Bonn University, Dark Age Economics, 2014
2014 November, Stavanger, Norwegian Archaeological Review Plenary Lecture, Dark Age Economics, 2014
2015 January, British School at Rome, Adriatic Sea conference: Plenary Lecture
2015 January, UCL Qatar: Masters and public lecture
2015 September, Split, Charlemagne and Croatia, Plenary Lecture:
2014 July York Archaeological Trust for Gabriel Mines: the Rosia Montana project, Romania
2013 September, tenure panel for Adam Rabinowicz, University of Texas at Austin
2014 February, Selection panel for Medieval Fellows of the American Academy of Rome, New York
2014 September, Selection panel for Chair of Methodology & Topography (in Archaeology), Roma Tre University.
2014 March, member of the Istituto Packard (representing the Packard Humanities Institute in Italy with a view to constructing a new museum at Herculaneum)