Matthew Coleman

About Matthew Coleman

Ph. D. Candidate, Matthew Coleman, became Professor Matthew Coleman in May, 2016.  His research specialty is in Ancient Rome focusing on contact and the development of tradition in the Provinces.  He received his BA in History at the University of California, Irvine and his MA in Ancient History from California State University, Los Angeles.  The focus of his dissertation is the nature of contact in the Roman Provinces of Gaul and how this led to the development of new traditions in the region.  His analysis focuses on choices made at the local communal level and how those changes spread through trade and pilgrim routes to create a ‘provincial flair” in the four Gaulish provinces.  

Areas of Study

Ancient World

Ancient Rome

Iron Age Gaul

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Contact Information

Matthew Coleman
Ph. D.
Telephone: 621-3247
Office: 124A

Dissertation Title

"Pardon the Lack of Elegance": The Creation of New Traditions from Imperial Contact in Roman Gaul

Courses Taught

History 205 Rome (online/in person)

History 404A Roman Republic

History 405A Medieval History


College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

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