Vivien Grace Swan
Vivien Grace Bishop
12 January 1943
|Died||1 January 2009 (aged 65)|
|Board member of||Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores|
|Institutions||Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England|
Swan read Archaeology at Cardiff University, graduating in 1965. In December 1965 she was appointed an investigator at the Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England, and was one of the first women to take up such an appointment in any of the Royal Commissions.
Affiliations and other activitiesEdit
Swan was a member of the Study Group for Roman Pottery since its inception in 1971. After formalisation in 1985, she served as its first President until 1990. She was an active participant in almost every conference and organised six of them.
She was a Trustee of the Rei Cretariae Romanae Fautores, an international society dedicated to the study of Roman ceramics.
Awards and HonoursEdit
- 1984. The pottery kilns of Roman Britain. RCHME.
- 1988. Pottery in Roman Britain (4th edition). Shire Archaeology.
- 1995. (with H G Welfare) Roman Camps in England: the field archaeology. RCHME.
- 2009. Ethnicity, Conquest and Recruitment: Two case studies from the Northern Military Provinces. JRA Supplementary Series 72. Portsmouth, Rhode Island.
- Breeze, David (26 February 2009). "Vivien Swan: Expert on Roman pottery and military supply systems". The Independent.
- William Manning, Tribute at Vivien Swan's memorial service, published in Ethnicity, Conquest and Recruitment: Two case studies from the Northern Military Provinces by Vivien Swan. JRA Supplementary Series 72. Portsmouth, Rhode Island 2009