BLOUIN, KATHERINE Contact Areas of Interest

Katherine Blouin
U of T Scarborough
Department of Humanities, Room H517U of T St George
Lillian Massey Building, Room 131
125 Queen’s Park

e: katherine.blouin@utoronto.ca

  • Roman History
  • Hellenistic and Roman Egypt
  • Papyrology
  • Socio-economic history
  • Environmental history
  • Multiculturalism and cultural identities
  • Social representations

About

Associate Professor Katherine Blouin has a Ph.D. in Roman History (Laval and Nice). Her work centres on Roman Egypt, and more specifically on issues dealing with multiculturalism, cultural identities and ancient environments. Her research seeks to establish how the intersection between local environments, social actors, and the State have played a role in the major hydrographic reconfiguration of the Nile Delta that occurred between the Roman conquest and the Arab period. She is also currently working on the Greek papyri collection from the Bibliothèque nationale de France as well as on the edition of ostraca from Tebtunis (Fayum oasis).

See also www.utsc.utoronto.ca/~kblouin and utoronto.academia.edu/KatherineBlouin.

Primary Teaching

Roman History

Jews in Hellenistic and Roman Egypt

Papyrology

Socio-economic history

Environmental history

Multiculturalism and cultural identities

Social representations

Selected Publications

2014. Triangular Landscapes: Environment, Society, and the State in the Nile Delta under Roman Rule. Oxford, OUP (« OXREP Series »).

2013. « The Agricultural Economy of the Mendesian Nome during the Roman Period », Bowman, A. K. and A. I. Wilson eds. The Roman Agricultural Economy. Oxford, OUP (« OXREP Series »).

2012. « The Land: Agriculture and Animal Husbandry », Riggs, C. ed. The Oxford Handbook of Roman Egypt. Oxford, OUP, 22-37.

2011. « La révolte des Boukoloi (delta du Nil, Égypte, ~166-172 de notre ère) : regard socio-environnemental sur la violence », Phoenix LXIV, 3-4 (2010), 386-422.

2005. Le conflit judéo-alexandrin de 38-41 : l’identité juive à l’épreuve. Paris, L’Harmattan (coll. « Judaïsmes »).