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Dr Daniel Osland (Senior Lecturer)

Dan Osland portraitContact

Office 5N5, Arts Building
Tel +64 3 479 8711
Email dan.osland@otago.ac.nz

Academic Qualifications

2011: PhD, University of Cincinnati
2005: MA, University of Cincinnati
2000: BA, Wheaton College (Illinois)

Background and Research Interests

As a Roman archaeologist, Dan has special interest in research questions that allow him to work with the intersection between material remains and written sources. Much of his research centres around questions of identity: how individuals and groups define themselves and how they seek to assign identity to "others", especially as illustrated by written and visual media. Recent and ongoing projects focus on economic trends in Late Antiquity, Romans in the Iberian Peninsula, the end of the western Roman empire, the evolution and reuse of Roman religious and public spaces, and changes in dining and food preparation habits in late Roman and post-Roman Hispania.

Teaching

Areas of Research Supervision

  • Greek and Roman archaeology
  • Roman provinces
  • Late Antiquity
  • Roman and Visigothic Spain / Hispania

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Publications

Osland, D. (2017). Evidence for Roman and medieval occupation inside the Alcazaba de Mérida, University of Otago excavations in Mérida, Spain, 2016. University of Otago Studies in Archaeology, No. 28. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago, 61p.

Osland, D. (2017). Housing in late antique Augusta Emerita: The end of the peristyle house. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 36(1), 85-106. doi: 10.1111/ojoa.12107

Osland, D. (2016). Abuse or reuse? Public space in late antique Emerita. American Journal of Archaeology, 120(1), 67-97. doi: 10.3764/aja.120.1.0067

Osland, D. (2016). Tribute and coinage in the Visigothic Kingdom: On the role of the bishop. ANAS: Museo Nacional De Arte Romano [2011], 24, 71-95.

Osland, D. (2012). Documenting change in late antique Emerita through the ceramic evidence. Journal of Late Antiquity, 5(2), 322-344. doi: 10.1353/jla.2012.0012

Commissioned Report for External Body

Osland, D. (2017). Informe de la excavación arqueológica realizada en la Alcazaba de Mérida. Commissioned by Consorcio de Mérida, Spain. Dunedin, New Zealand: University of Otago. 44p.

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Authored Book - Research

Osland, D. (2017). Evidence for Roman and medieval occupation inside the Alcazaba de Mérida, University of Otago excavations in Mérida, Spain, 2016. University of Otago Studies in Archaeology, No. 28. Dunedin, New Zealand: Department of Anthropology and Archaeology, University of Otago, 61p.

Osland, D. (2006). The early Roman cities of Lusitania. Oxford, UK: Archaeopress, 135p.

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Journal - Research Article

Osland, D. (2017). Housing in late antique Augusta Emerita: The end of the peristyle house. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 36(1), 85-106. doi: 10.1111/ojoa.12107

Osland, D. (2016). Tribute and coinage in the Visigothic Kingdom: On the role of the bishop. ANAS: Museo Nacional De Arte Romano [2011], 24, 71-95.

Osland, D. (2016). Abuse or reuse? Public space in late antique Emerita. American Journal of Archaeology, 120(1), 67-97. doi: 10.3764/aja.120.1.0067

Osland, D. (2012). Documenting change in late antique Emerita through the ceramic evidence. Journal of Late Antiquity, 5(2), 322-344. doi: 10.1353/jla.2012.0012

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Journal - Research Other

Osland, D. (2019). [Review of the book Aristocrats and statehood in Western Iberia, 300-600 C.E.]. Classical Journal, (June). Retrieved from https://cj.camws.org/sites/default/files/reviews/2019.06.05%20Osland%20on%20Fernandez.pdf

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