There have been 6 E.T. Salmon conferences in Roman studies, all resulting in publication of the
1993 – “Roman theatre and society”
Roman theatre and society W.J. Slater, ed. (Ann Arbor 1996)
1995 – “Roman coins and public life under the empire”
Roman coins and public life under the empire G.M. Paul, ed., M. Ierardi,
assistant editor (Ann Arbor 1999)
|1999 - “Samnium : settlement and cultural change”
Samnium : settlement and cultural change H. Jones, ed. (Center for Old
World Archaeology and Art, 2004)
||2001 – “The Roman family in the empire: Rome, Italy and Beyond”
The Roman family in the empire: Rome, Italy and Beyond M. George, ed.
2004 – “Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World”
Diplomats and Diplomacy in the Roman World C. Eilers, ed.
2007 – “Roman slavery and Roman Material Culture”
(to be edited by M. George)
The Salmon fund provides ongoing support for graduate student research travel and to maintain
the departmental computer room, which is reserved for graduate student use.
Drawing on the fund, graduate students at McMaster have organized 4 graduate student
conferences, attracting student participants from all over North America and Europe.
1999 Awareness of the past in the Roman World
2000 Competition and Celebration in the Roman World
2002 Place & Space: Creation of Setting in the Roman World
2006 Strangers and Exiles in the Roman World
|| Richard Greene
|| Roger Wilson
|| Susanna Braund, Christopher Ratté
|| Kirk Freudenburg, Christopher Parslow
|| Martin Winkler, Penelope Davies
|| Robert Kaster, Jodi Magness
|| Kathleen Coleman, Nancy de Grummond
The Salmon fund also provides funds to supplement the department’s library budget and has enabled
us to acquire a number of important publications, including, among others Pompei - Pitture e mosaici,
the 11 volume documentation of all extant paintings and pavements in the town of Pompei, which is
available for consultation in Mills library research collections, and the CD ROM of F. Jacoby’s
Die Fragmente der griechischen Historiker, an electronic, fully searchable version of Felix Jacoby’s monumental 18 volume collection of all surviving Greek historical fragments.
From time to time, the fund has provided financial support for a number of special projects. The include
a CD ROM on Virgil, the E. Togo Salmon Centenary exhibition “The Classical World and its Influence”
(October 2005), which included Visiting Hooker Professor Robin Osborne, and two websites: i) a
webpage and data base of images on the carving techniques of Trajan’s column, which was also
generously supported by Peter Rockwell; ii) the on-line digital data base of the Bruce Brace Coin
Collection in the McMaster Museum of Art.
McMaster’s Trajan’s Column
Bruce Brace Coin Collection, McMaster Museum of Art