John Gillam Prize

The John Gillam Prize

The annual John Gillam Prize, established in 2004, honours a key founder of our Group for his tremendous contribution to the subject. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2017 award. A wide range of work that has had an impact on pottery found in Roman Britain and the Continent is eligible, so long as it was completed within the last two years. Nominations can include pottery reports (both published and grey literature), site reports, monographs, synthetic studies, websites, student dissertations, digital projects, theses and so on. Any nomination, however, must be in English and highlight specific aspects of Roman pottery from a technological, regional or thematic perspective. Please send your nominations to the President, who chairs the Gillam Committee.

List of Winners

2016

Andrew Peachey for his work on the Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain by Vivien Swan website and database

2015

The prize was awarded to Maggi Darling and Barbara Precious for their City of Lincoln pottery corpus

2014

Meike Weber received the prize for her PhD thesis ‘Quo vadis sigillata?’ (Reading University). This is not only for the academic worth of the work but also the Committee felt it was important to support the work of younger members.

 

2013

This year it was clear that it was right to recognise the huge achievement of completion of publication of the Leeds corpus of samian potters’ stamps. The award was accordingly made to Brenda Dickinson on behalf of the whole of the team involved in the project.

 

2012

David Applegate for his BA dissertation ‘Hoo ware – an investigation and comparative analysis using old and new evidence recovered from a first century AD Romano-British site in North Kent. Is this combined evidence indicative of a production site?’ University of Kent.

 

2011

Paul R. Sealey for “New Light on the Wine Trade with Julio-Claudian Britain” published in Britannia XL, 2009, 1-40.

 

2010

Jane Timby and Val Rigby for: “Gallo-Belgic Pottery database, internet edition” (http://gallobelgic.thehumanjourney.net/)

 

2009

Gillian Braithwaite for : Faces from the past. A study of Roman Face Pots from Italy and the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, BAR Int Series 1651.

 

2008

Hilary Cool for: H.E.M. Cool, 2006 Eating and Drinking in Roman Britain, Cambridge University Press

 

2007

Fiona Seeley for: F. Seeley and J. Drummond-Murray, 2005 Roman Pottery Production in the Walbrook Valley. Excavations at 20–28 Moorgate, City of London, 1998–2000, MoLAS Monograph 25

 

2006

Gwladys Monteil for: 2005 Samian Ware in Roman London. Unpublished PhD thesis, University of London