Staff Profile:Mick Stringer

Mick Stringer


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PhD Student
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After graduating in English and Psychology at Keele University in 1971, Mick qualified as a Chartered Management Accountant and pursued a career as a finance professional in various manufacturing companies. He returned to academic life nine years ago, taking a BA and MA at Reading. His broad area of interest is in the confluence of ideas and behaviour in the ancient world, and he is preparing a thesis on the impact of definitions and recording systems on economic decision-making in the Roman world

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Conference Papers

  • The Classical Association Annual Conference
  • Exeter, Thursday, 12th April 2012
  • Words, Numbers and Economic Rationalism: How language and book-keeping shaped Roman financial decisions

  • Centre for Economic History: Words, Numbers and Rationality Workshop
  • Reading, Friday, 18th November 2013
  • Sales, Costs and ... Confusion? Linguistic and accounting constraints on decision-making in Roman agriculture

  • The Classical Association Annual Conference
  • Nottingham, Monday, 14th April 2014
  • Accounting for Slavery? The Value and Nature of the Roman Agricultural Slave

  • The European Social Science History Conference
  • Vienna, Thursday, 24th April 2014
  • Why were clever men so stupid? Scepticism and Gullibility in Roman Agricultural Treatises


  • Centre for Economic History: Workshop on Recent Progress on Economic History
  • Reading, Friday, 8th May 2015
  • Cash or Honour: Investment choices in Roman agriculture


  • SDEP Conference: Capital, Investment, and Innovation in the Roman World
  • Brussels, Thursday 28th May 2015
  • Impensae, operae and pastio uillatica: New venture investments in the Roman agricultural treatises

Contact Details

Mick Stringer
+44 (0)118 378 8420

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