John Gillam Prize

The annual John Gillam Prize, established in 2004, honours a key founder of our Group for his tremendous contribution to the subject. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 award. A wide range of work that has had an impact on pottery found in Roman Britain and the Continent is eligible, so long as it was completed within the last two years. Nominations can include pottery reports (both published and grey literature), site reports, monographs, synthetic studies, websites, student dissertations, digital projects, theses and so on. Any nomination must highlight specific aspects of Roman pottery from a technological, regional or thematic perspective. Please send your nominations to the President, who chairs the Gillam Committee.

List of Winners

  • 2021: Mancetter-Hartshill kilns archive project, by Jane Evans, Kay Hartley and others
  • 2019: The Roman Pottery Manufacturing Site in Highgate Wood: Excavations 1966-78, by A E Brown and H L Sheldon
  • 2018: Graffites en Gaule Lyonnaise, by Morgane Andrieu; and

    Pudding Pan: A Roman Shipwreck and its Cargo in Context, by Michael Walsh

  • 2017: Elms Farm, Heybridge, Essex, by Edward Biddulph, Joyce Compton and Scott Martin
  • 2016: Pottery Kilns of Roman Britain by Vivien Swan website and database, by Andrew Peachey
  • 2015: City of Lincoln pottery corpus, by Maggi Darling and Barbara Precious
  • 2014: ‘Quo vadis sigillata?’ (Reading University PhD thesis), by Meike Weber
  • 2013: Names on Terra Sigillata (Samian Ware). Awarded to Brenda Dickinson on behalf of the whole of the team involved in the project
  • 2012: ‘Hoo ware – an investigation and comparative analysis using old and new evidence recovered from a first century AD Romano-British site in North Kent. Is this combined evidence indicative of a production site?’ University of Kent BA dissertation), by David Applegate
  • 2011: ‘New Light on the Wine Trade with Julio-Claudian Britain’, Britannia XL, 2009, 1-40, by Paul R Sealey
  • 2010: Gallo-Belgic Pottery Database, by Jane Timby and Val Rigby
  • 2009: Faces from the past. A study of Roman Face Pots from Italy and the Western Provinces of the Roman Empire, BAR Int Series 1651, by Gillian Braithwaite
  • 2008: Eating and Drinking in Roman Britain, Cambridge University Press, by Hilary Cool
  • 2007: Roman Pottery Production in the Walbrook Valley. Excavations at 20–28 Moorgate, City of London, 1998–2000 (F Seeley and J Drummond-Murray), MoLAS Monograph 25 (2005). Awarded to Fiona Seeley
  • 2006: Samian Ware in Roman London (University of London PhD thesis), by Gwladys Monteil