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Foss, Clive (Frank Wilson) 1939-

FOSS, Clive (Frank Wilson) 1939-

PERSONAL: Original name, Clive Frank Wilson; name legally changed, 1948; born August 30, 1939, in London, England; immigrated to the United States, 1945, naturalized citizen, 1980; son of Victor Albert and Jeanne Françoise (Beurton) Wilson. Education: Harvard University, A.B. (magna cum laude), 1961, M.A., 1965, Ph.D., 1973. Politics: Republican. Religion: Episcopalian.


ADDRESSES: Home—5 Birch St., Cambridge, MA 02138-1205. Offıce—Department of History, Harbor Campus, University of Massachusetts—Boston, 100 Morrissey Blvd., Boston, MA 02125-3300.


CAREER: University of Massachusetts—Boston, Boston, instructor, 1967-69, lecturer, 1969-73, assistant professor, 1973-76, associate professor, 1976-80, professor of history, 1980—. Boston College, faculty member, 1968-69; visiting professor at University of Lyon, 1977-79, University of South Africa, 1981, University of California—Berkeley, 1985, Harvard University, 1990-91, and Georgetown University, 2001. Oxford University, visiting fellow of All Souls College, 1983-84, and Trinity College, 1997; Hebrew University of Jerusalem, fellow of Institute for Advanced Studies, 1993. Member of Sardis Expedition, 1969-75 and 1979-82; associate of Ephesus Excavations, 1973-74; director of Kutahya Castle Survey, 19885. Member of Cambridge City Republican Committee.


MEMBER: American Institute of Archaeology, American Philological Association, American Numismatic Society, Society of Antiquaries (fellow), Royal Numismatic Society (fellow), British Institute of Archaeology in Ankara, Numismatic Society of India, Phi Beta Kappa, Harvard Club (New York, NY), Tavern Club (Boston, MA), Cosmos Club (Washington, DC).


AWARDS, HONORS: Norton fellow, American School of Classical Studies in Athens, 1961-62; visiting fellow, Dumbarton Oaks, 1973-74, 1999-2000; grants from American Council of Learned Societies, 1974, 1980; fellow of National Endowment for the Humanities, 1975-76; Indo-U.S. fellow, Council for the International Exchange of Scholars, 1983; research associate in Paris, France, Conseil National de Recherche Scientifique, 1983; Guggenheim fellow, 1983-84.


WRITINGS:

Byzantine and Turkish Sardis, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1976.

(With Paul Magdalino) Rome and Byzantium, Elsevier-Phaidon (Oxford, England), 1977.

Ephesus after Antiquity: A Late Antique, Byzantine, and Turkish City, Cambridge University Press (New York, NY), 1979.
Survey of Medieval Castles of Anatolia, Volume 1: Kutahya, Volume 2: Nicomedia, British Archaeological Reports (Oxford, England), 1985.

(With David Winfield) Byzantine Fortifications: An Introduction, University of South Africa (Pretoria, South Africa), 1985.

Roman Historical Coins, Batsford (London, England), 1990.

(With Jacob Tulchin) Nicaea: A Byzantine Capital and Its Praises, with the Speeches of Theodore Laskaris, "In Praise of the Great City of Nicaea," and Theodore Metochites, "Nicene Oration," Hellenic College Press (Brookline, MA), 1996.

Cities, Fortresses, and Villages of Byzantine Asia Minor, Variorum (Brookfield, VT), 1996.

(Editor, with Peter Knox) Style and Tradition: Studies in Honor of Wendell Clausen, Teubner (Stuttgart, Germany), 1998.


Contributor to Sardis from Prehistoric to Roman Times: Results of the Archaeological Exploration of Sardis, 1958-1975, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1983, and The Bath Gymnasium Complex at Sardis, Harvard University Press (Cambridge, MA), 1986. Contributor to scholarly journals.


SIDELIGHTS: Clive Foss once told CA that his main interests are ancient and medieval archaeology and history, particularly of Turkey and India. The author's travels have taken him to Eastern and Western Europe, the Near East, India, and South Africa, with extensive field studies in Turkey. Foss speaks French, Turkish, German, Italian, and Hungarian, and has reading proficiency in Greek, Latin, Arabic, and Spanish.


BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

American Journal of Archaeology, January, 1998, review of Survey of Medieval Castles of Anatolia, Volume 2: Nicomedia, p. 219.

Classical World, July, 1992, review of Roman Historical Coins, p. 744.

Religious Studies Review, January, 1991, review of Byzantine Fortifications: An Introduction, p. 70; January, 1999, review of Nicaea: A Byzantine Capital and Its Praises, with the Speeches of Theodore Laskaris, "In Praise of the Great City of Nicaea," and Theodore Metochites, "Nicene Oration," p. 107.

Speculum: Journal of Medieval Studies, October, 1999, John S. Langdon, review of Nicaea, p. 1064.

Times Literary Supplement, December 12, 1980.*

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