Birgitta Hoffmann

Birgitta Hoffmann (born 18 May 1969) is an archaeologist and adult education teacher. Her research covers the Roman military, especially the Roman frontiers and ancient glass and beads of the first millennium AD.[1][2][3][4]

Birgitta Hoffmann
Born(1969-05-18)18 May 1969
ResidenceUnited Kingdom
Alma materUstinov College
University of Durham Universitaet Freiburg
Known forStudy and new interpretation of Gask Ridge, Roman Military installations, Roman frontiers and Ancient Glass
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Liverpool
University College Dublin

Education and career

Hoffmann studied at the University of Durham under Brian Dobson before studying at the University of Freiburg for her PhD.[1]

She was a lecturer at University College Dublin and an honorary research associate at the University of Liverpool, as well as working at Queen's College Canada and the Virginia Military Institute [5] From 1995 she has worked as the co-director of the Roman Gask Project.[6][7][8][9] In 2005 she set up Wilmslow Community Archaeology, a voluntary archaeology and history group in the Wilslow area.[10] Since 2008, she has been teaching adult education courses in archaeology and classics and is the course director of the Manchester Continuing Education Network.[11][10]


In 2016 Birgitta was the Liberal Democrat candidate for the Wilmslow East Ward local council elections.[12][13] In 2019 she was the Libreral Democrat candidate for the Wilmslow West ward for the Wilmslow Town Council and Cheshire East Council,[14] and was subsequently elected.[15]

Selected publications

  • Freeman, P., Bennett, J., Fiema,Z., Hoffmann, B. (eds.) 2003. Limes XVIII. Proceedings of the 18th Congress on Roman Frontier Studies, Amman September 2000. BAR International Series 1084. Oxford.
  • Hoffmann, B. 1995. 'Quarters of the Legionary Centurions of the Principate', Britannia, Vol.26
  • Hoffmann, B. 2002. 'Römisches Glas aus Baden-Württemberg aus Zusammenhängen von 70-260 n.Chr' in Archäologie und Geschichte. Freiburger Forschungen zum ersten Jahrtausend in Südwestdeutschland, 11
  • Hoffmann, B. 2004. 'Tacitus, Agricola and the role of literature in the archaeology of the first century AD'. in: E.Sauer (ed.), Archaeology and Ancient History: Breaking down the Boundaries. London: Routledge
  • Hoffmann, B. 2013. The Roman Invasion of Britain: Archaeology Versus History. Pen & Sword [16]
  • Woolliscroft, D. and Hoffmann, B. 2005. The Romans in Perthshire. Athole Publishing
  • Woolliscroft, D. and Hoffmann, B. 2006 Rome’s First Frontier. Stroud: Tempus [17]

See also


  1. Hoffmann, Birgitta (1996), Römisches Glas aus Baden-Württemberg aus Zusammenhängen von 70-260 n.Chr, Archäologie und Geschichte
  2. "Dissertationen". Archived from the original on 2013-07-09. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  3. Hoffmann, B. (2013). "Vessel Glass and Beads". In Eberhard W Sauer (ed.). Persia's Imperial Power in Late Antiquity. The Great Wall of Gorgan and Frontier Landscapes of Sasanian Iran. British Institute of Persian Studies (Archaeological Monograph Series II). pp. 535–539.
  4. Woolliscroft, D.; Hoffmann, B. (2006). Rome’s First Frontier. Tempus.
  5. "Dr Birgitta Hoffmann, Honorary Research Associate". Archived from the original on 2010-05-31. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  6. "The Roman Gask Project". Roman Gask Project. 2017-03-20. Retrieved 2017-11-03.
  7. "Most northerly Roman fort at Stracathro Hospital surveyed". BBC. 2012-08-27. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  8. "Angus field may hold church where Balliol abdicated". BBC. 2012-09-26.
  9. "Archaeologists uncover secrets of the world's most northerly Roman fort". 2012-08-29. Retrieved 2013-06-15.
  10. Warranger, S.. "Retired University of Manchester lecturer convicted of a race hate crime". The Manchester Tab. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  11. "Mancent Home". 2013-03-19. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  12. Lisa Reeves (20 July 2016). "Candidate for Wilmslow East election: Birgitta Hoffman". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  13. Lisa Reeves (4 August 2016). "Tories lose seat on Wilmslow Town Council". Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  14. Lisa Reeves (27 April 2019). "Wilmslow West Ward Borough and Town Council Elections 2019: Candidate Birgitta Hoffman". Retrieved 27 April 2019.
  15. "Wilmslow Town Council - West Ward 2019 Election Results". Cheshire East Council. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  16. Roman Invasion of Britain - Birgitta Hoffmann - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
  17. Rome's First Frontier: The Flavian Occupation of Northern Scotland - David J. Woolliscroft, Birgitta Hoffmann - Google Books. Retrieved 2013-04-09.
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