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Graham Wrightson

Graham Wrightson

Title

Associate Professor of History

Office Building

West Hall

Office

117

Mailing Address

West Hall 117
School of American & Global Studies-Box 0510
University Station
Brookings, SD 57007

Biography

From the UK originally (Coventry then Monmouth, South Wales), then did graduate work in Calgary, Canada
Enjoys performing in & directing musical theatre, choirs & bands

CV

Graham.pdf(179.71 KB)

Education

MA University of Cambridge 2004
MA University of Calgary 2006
PhD University of Calgary 2013

Academic Interests/Expertise

Ancient Warfare; Greece and Rome; Tactical manuals; Medieval England; Crusades; Military history

Academic Responsibilities

Teaching Western Civilization I every semester, HIST 280 (research methods) every spring, then many upper level courses on ancient and medieval European history

Committee Activities

Faculty ad-visor for History Honors society, Phi Alpha Theta, and the Ultimate Frisbee Club. University Academic Awards Sub-committee, Faculty ad-visor for the History Club

Specialty Area

  • Ancient Greek Military History (Alexander & the Successors)

Professional Memberships

Association of Ancient Historians; American Philological Association

Creative Activities

“The nature of command in the Macedonian sarissa phalanx,” Ancient History Bulletin 24 (2010) pp. 71-92
“The Naval Battles of 323/2 BCE,” in H. Hauben & A. Meeus (eds.), The Age of the Successors (323-276 BC) (Studia Hellenistica), (Leuven: Peeters, 2010)
“Scythed Chariots at Gaugamela,” with W. Heckel and C. Willekes, in E. Carney & D. Ogden (eds.), Philip II and Alexander the Great: Father and Son, Lives and Afterlives. (OUP, 2010) pp. 103-113.
Forthcoming:
Editor: The Many Faces of War in the Ancient World. W. Heckel, S Mueller, and G. Wrightson, eds. (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2015)
Editor: Greece Macedon and Persia: Studies in the Social, Political and Military Consequences of Conquest Societies in honour of Waldemar Heckel T. Howe, E. Garvin, & G. Wrightson eds., (Oxbow, 2014)
Paper: “Macedonian armies and the perfection of Combined Arms,” in T. Howe, E. Garvin, & G. Wrightson eds. Greece Macedon and Persia: Studies in the Social, Political and Military Consequences of Conquest Societies in honour of Waldemar Heckel (Oxbow, 2014)
Editor: Ancient Warfare: Introducing Current Research G. Lee, H. Whittaker, & G. Wrightson eds. (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014)
Paper: “To use or not to use: The practical and historical reliability of Asclepiodotus’ ‘philosophical’ tactical manual,” in G. Lee, H. Whittaker, & G. Wrightson eds. Ancient Warfare: Introducing Current Research (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2014)
Encyclopaedia Articles: Conflict in Ancient Greece and Rome: The Definitive Political, Social and Military Encyclopedia P. Londey, D. Kelly, and I. Spence eds. (ABC-CLIO, 2016) – entries on: Megalopolis, battle of (331); Ipsus, battle of (301); Alexander III, campaigns in Thrace and Illyria; Paraetacene, battle of (316); Gabiene, battle of (316); Magnesia, battle of (189); Cynoscephalae, battle of (197); Pydna, battle of (168); Rhodes, siege of (305).
Article: “‘Surprise, surprise:’ The tactical response of Alexander to guerilla warfare and fighting in difficult terrain,” Ancient Insurgency, 2015
Editor: Becoming Civilized: The History of the Western World to 1600 through primary documents G. Wrightson (Cognella, 2015)

Area(s) of Research

Battle tactics; Tactical Manuals; Hellenistic generalship; The historical development of combined arms; Casualty figures; Battlefield medicine

Department(s)