Allison, P. M. and V. Esposito. Who came to Tea at the Old Kinchega Homestead?: Tablewares, Teawares and Social Interaction at an Australian Outback Pastoral Homestead, Leicester Archaeology Monographs 25, BAR International Series 2964 (2020)
Allison, P. M., M. Pitts and S. Colley (eds). Big Data on the Roman Table: New approaches to tablewares in the Roman world, theme volume of Internet Archaeology 50 (2018)
Allison, P. M. People and Space in Roman Military Bases. Cambridge University Press (2013). With online resource.
Allison, P. M. (ed.). Dealing with legacy data, themed volume of Internet Archaeology 24-25 (2008)
Allison, P. M. The Insula of the Menander in Pompeii III: The finds, a contextual study. Oxford: Clarendon Press, (2006). With online resource.
Allison, P. M. Pompeian households: analysis of the material culture, Monograph 42. Los Angeles: Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, UCLA (2004). With online resource.
Allison, P. M. and F Sear. The Casa della Caccia Antica, Häuser in Pompeji 11. Munich: Hirmer (2002).
Allison, P. M. (ed.) The archaeology of household activities. Routledge: London and New York (1999).
Selected journal articles
Nunez Jareno, S. J. , D. P. van Helden, E. M. Mirkes, I. Y. Tyukin, P. M Allison, Learning from scarce information: using synthetic data to classify Roman fine ware pottery, Entropy 1273142 (2021). Doi.org/10.3390/e23091140.
K. Huntley H. Friedman and P.M. Allison, Recovering the fragments of the Roman Colony of Libarna: Libarna Archaeological Project (LAP) Field Report, Season 1. The Journal of Fasti Online no. 415, Fasti Online Documents and Research, (2018).
Allison, P. M. Characterising Roman artefacts for investigating gendered practices in contexts without sexed bodies, American Journal of Archaeology 119.1 (2015): 103-123. DOI: 10.3764/aja.119.1.0103.
Allison, P. M. Mapping for Gender: Interpreting artefact distribution in Roman military forts in Germany, Archaeological Dialogues 13.1 (2006): 1-48 (discussion paper and commentaries). DOI: 10.1017/S1380203806211851
Allison, P. M. Using the material and the written sources: Turn of the millennium approaches to Roman domestic space, American Journal of Archaeology 105.2 (2001): 181-208. Doi.org/10.2307/507270.
Recent book chapters and conference proceedings
Allison. P. M. Pompeian Houses and Seasonality: a contextual approach, in A. Lichtenberger and R. Raja, eds. The Archaeology of Seasonality. Studies in Classical Archaeology 11. 403-419. Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols Publishers (2021).
Allison. P. M. ‘The ceramics from the Insula del Menandro and the significance of their distribution’, in M. Ossana and L. Toniolo (eds), ‘Fecisti cretaria’: Dal frammento al contesto: studi sul vasellame del territorio vesuviano. Studi e richerche del parco archeologico di Pompei 40, 199-209. Rome: L’erma di Bretschneider (2020).
Allison, P. M. Meals and the Roman military, in T. Ivleva, J. de Bruin, M. Driessen (eds), Embracing the Provinces: Society and Material Culture of the Roman Frontier Regions. Essays in honour of Dr. Carol van Driel Murray,103-110. Oxford: Oxbow Books (2018).
Allison, P. M. Naming tablewares: using the artefactual evidence to investigate eating and drinking practices across the Roman world, E. Minchin and H. Jackson (eds) Text and the material world: essays in honour of Graeme Clarke, SIMA - Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology, 186-198. Uppsala: Astrom editions (2017).
Allison, P. M. Everyday foodways and social connections in Pompeian houses, in L. Steel and K. Zinn, eds, Exploring the materiality of food “stuffs”: Transformations, symbolic consumption and embodiments, 152-186. London and New York: Routledge (Taylor and Francis) (2016).
I teach in areas of Roman and historical archaeology and Classical art focussing particularly on Roman Italy and Pompeii, Australian colonial archaeology household archaeology, and approaches to text and material culture. I teach undergraduate and postgraduate courses to both campus-based students as well as distance-learning students. For example I teach course for BA in Archaeology, BA in Archaeology and Ancient History, BA in Ancient History, MA in the Classical Mediterranean (Distance Learning).
2022 Session organiser: ‘Approaches to Roman pottery use: new perspectives and new techniques’ for Roman Archaeology Conference 2020 Split Croatia (April 16-18) (Postponed because of Covid-19)
2019 Invited speaker at 'The Archaeology of Seasonality' The Royal Danish Academy of Sciences and Letters Copenhagen (Oct 17-18). Paper: ‘Pompeian Houses and Seasonality: a contextual approach’.
2016 Invited speaker at 'Fecisti cretaria. Produzione e circolazione ceramic a Pompei: stato degli studi e prospettive di ricerca Soprintendenza Pompei' (June 17-18). Paper: The ceramics from the Insula del Menandro and the significance of their distribution.
2018 Steering committee - Classical Association Annual Conference (CA2018) University of Leicester (April 6-8).
2016 Co-convenor of workshop; chair and discussant for Day 2 - ‘Big Data on the Roman Table’ AHRC Research Network Workshop 2 University of Exeter (July 6-7).
2016 Keynote speaker for international conference “Married to the Military: Soldiers’ Families in the Ancient World & Beyond Open University London (11-12 Nov.). Paper: Changing Attitudes to Women and Families inside Roman Military Bases