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Researcher biography

Dr David M. Pritchard is Senior Lecturer in Greek History at the University of Queensland in Australia. In 2015-16 he is Research Fellow in L'Institut d'Études Avancées de l'Université de Strasbourg (USIAS). Dr Pritchard has also won research fellowships at universities in Cincinnati, Copenhagen and Sydney. Earlier this year he was Research Fellow in Durham University's Institute of Advanced Study. In 2014 he was Visiting Scholar in Greek History at Brown University. In 2013 Dr Pritchard was the Charles Gordon Mackay Lecturer in Greek at the University of Edinburgh. He has authored Sport, Democracy and War in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press: 2013) and Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens (University of Texas Press: 2015), edited War, Democracy and Culture in Classical Athens (Cambridge University Press: 2010), and co-edited Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World (Classical Press of Wales: 2003). At USIAS Dr Pritchard is completing for Cambridge University Press a cultural history of the armed forces of imperial Athens. In addition to his 4 books he has published more than 45 book chapters and peer-reviewed articles. Dr Pritchard is currently finishing for Cambridge University Press a monograph on the armed forces of democratic Athens.