PROFESSOR OF CLASSICS AND HUMANITIES;
DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL STUDIES;
COORDINATOR, INTERDEPARTMENTAL MINOR IN ARCHAEOLOGY;
ADVISOR (WITH MARY C. ENGLISH), MSU LATIN/TEACHER EDUCATION PROGRAM
OFFICE: Dickson Hall 102. OFFICE PHONE: 973-655-7420. DEPARTMENT PHONE: 973-655-4419.
DEPARTMENT MAILBOX: Dickson Hall 151.
MAILING ADDRESS: Dept. of Classics & General Humanities, Montclair State University,
1 Normal Ave., Montclair, NJ 07043 USA
SPRING 2017 OFFICE HOURS: Monday 9:00-9:45, Tuesday 3:30-4:39, Wednesday 2:30-3:30, and by appointment (walkins are accommodated as much as possible but it's best to arrange a time beforehand).
TEACHING: Timothy Renner teaches the history of the ancient Mediterranean and surrounding areas, Greek and Latin, humanities, and classical archaeology. During the past three years he has given courses in Roman civilization (basic Roman history history survey), more advanced ancient history courses such as "Greece, Rome, and the Hellenistic World," "The Roman Republic," and "The Roman Empire"; in Roman Law; in Roman Drama (Plautus's Menaechmi); in methods of teaching Latin; and in Roman history and archaeological field methods during Montclair State's summer field school at the "Villa of the Antonines" in Genzano di Roma, Italy.
COURSES FOR 2016-2017: Roman Civilization (basic history survey; fall and spring; undergraduate), The Roman Republic (spring).
COURSES for Fall 2017: Introduction to Roman Law, Beginning Greek I, Methods of Teaching Latin.
RESEARCH: Professor Renner's research centers around Greek papyrology, where he has published widely on literary and documentary texts; around the history and archaeology of Roman imperial villas and their relationship to wider Roman society; and around ancient historiography. His current research concerns the history of the "Villa degli Antonini" (cf. below), the evidence for imperial slaves and freedmen in ancient documents, and a late Hellenistic historical papyrus treating native rebellions in Egypt. He is one of the editors of the Bulletin of the American Society of Papyrologists, an international peer-reviewed journal which publishes articles on all aspects of Greco-Roman, Coptic, and early Arab Egypt, and on ancient documents more generally.
ADMINISTRATION: Professor Renner is Director of MSU's Center for Heritage and Archaeological Studies (http://www.montclair.edu/chss/center-heritage-archaeological-studies) and deputy director of the Center's "Villa degli Antonini" Project, which since 2010 has been excavating part of a large, Antonine-era villa complex in Genzano di Roma (ancient Lanuvium), Italy. He is also the academic coordinator for the interdepartmental Minor in Archaeology and an advisor for the Latin/Teacher Education program. He has served as Director and Co-Director of the University's Institute for the Humanities and as the Chair of the Department of Classics and General Humanities.