These are the professional web pages of David Platt, British-born archivist, librarian, archaeologist, and historian, from Mossley (in Greater Manchester), alumnus of SDUC/CPDS (now Trinity Saint David), UCL’s Institute of Archaeology, Stanford’s Classical Archaeology Program, and (most recently) Rutgers University’s School of Communication and Information.
In 2008, I earned my Ph.D. in Classics (Archaeology Track) from Stanford. I was Stanford’s Classics Bibliographer, in addition to being Operations Manager for Stanford’s Art & Architecture Library.* In the summer of 2010, I gave up these positions to follow my wife east—to the Greater Philadelphia Area.
I am currently working as the Archivist and Librarian at the Historical Society of Haddonfield in New Jersey. Before that, I was a Library Services Assistant at the University of Pennsylvania’s (aka UPenn’s) Van Pelt Library, an adjunct professor at Rowan University (in fall 2011, I taught “Introduction to Archaeology”) and a Special Collections Assistant at Princeton University’s Marquand Library of Art and Archaeology.
If none of this means anything to you, you’ve got the wrong David Platt (there are a lot of us around).
* Obviously, none of the opinions you’ll find on these pages are necessarily those of my current or former employers.