Postgraduate research

Archaeology and Ancient History

Ancient History

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Pompeii
  • Roman art
  • Roman households
  • Space and gender

Dr Jan Haywood

  • Greek historiography
  • Greek religion including divination
  • Classical Greek literary culture
  • The Trojan War and its receptions

Professor Simon James

  • Violence and military institutions, especially the Roman army
  • Archaeology of the Roman provinces and related cultures 

Dr Jack Lennon

  • Republican and early Imperial cultural and political history
  • Stigma in the ancient world
  • Roman religion
  • Ancient magic

Dr Jane Masséglia

  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Ancient body language
  • Status and social prejudice in Antiquity
  • Funerary practices and commemoration
  • Anatolia in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Greek monuments and sculpture

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity 

Dr Andy Merrills

  • Roman and Post-Roman North Africa
  • Late antique and early medieval history - especially in western Mediterranean
  • Classical and medieval 'geographical' writing
  • Historiography and historical writing

Professor Graham Shipley

  • Greek geographical writings
  • Textual tradition of Xenophon
  • Greek political landscapes
  • Politics and economies of Hellenistic Greece
  • The Peloponnese and Greek islands
  • Greek archaeoastronomy

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture

Dr Selena Wisnom

  • Assyria and Babylonia
  • Cuneiform literature and scholarship
  • Mesopotamian religion and ritual
  • Divination
  • The history of ideas in the ancient Near East

Bioarchaeology

Dr Jo Appleby

  • Osteology
  • Mortuary archaeology
  • Bronze Age Britain
  • Bronze Age Europe
  • Archaeology of age and ageing
  • Palaeopathology

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Analysis of ancient starch granules
  • Functional analysis of stone tools
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology

Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Paleodietary reconstructions
  • Animal husbandry
  • Historical ecology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animals as proxies for human behaviour
  • Agricultural transitions

Dr Sarah Inskip

  • Osteoarchaeology 
  • Palaeopathology
  • Past Intoxicants
  • Hansen's Disease
  • Medieval
  • Post Medieval England

Professor Richard Thomas

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animal palaeopathology
  • Agricultural economy
  • Food as material culture

Greek Archaeology


Dr Jane Masséglia

  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Funerary practices and commemoration
  • Anatolia in the Hellenistic and Roman periods
  • Greek monuments and sculpture

Professor Graham Shipley

  • Greek political landscapes
  • Politics and economies of Hellenistic Greece
  • The Peloponnese and Greek islands
  • Greek archaeoastronomy

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture
  • Archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Historical Archaeology

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Household archaeology
  • Space and gender
  • Material culture in historical archaeology

Dr José Carvajal López

  • Islamization
  • Ceramics analysis
  • Islamic archaeology and heritage
  • Medieval and post-medieval Iberia
  • The Persian-Arabian Gulf

Professor Neil Christie

  • Early Medieval and Medieval archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Defence
  • Italy and Spain
  • Late Roman to Early Medieval Christianity

Dr David Edwards

  • Sudanese/Nubian archaeology including Egypt in Nubia
  • Sudanic Africa/Trans-Saharan perspectives, especially medieval to historical/Ottoman archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology, especially in non-European environments
  • Mortuary archaeologies

Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Human diet and mobility
  • Animal husbandry and trade
  • The role of dogs in past societies

Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen

  • Later prehistory in Scandinavia and northern Europe
  • Viking Archaeology
  • Architecture, settlements and households
  • Archaeologies of the body

Dr Sarah Inskip

  • Osteoarchaeology
  • Palaeopathology
  • Past intoxicants
  • Hansen's disease
  • Medieval
  • Post medieval England

Ms Deirdre O'Sullivan

  • Medieval archaeology and material culture
  • Monasticism
  • Urban archaeology
  • Archaeological heritage
  • Interpretation and presentation of the past 

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous Caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion
  • Material culture

Dr Sarah Scott

  • Roman provincial art
  • Romano-British villas and mosaics
  • Archaeological approaches to art
  • History of British archaeology
  • Public and community archaeology
  • History of British archaeology

Professor Sarah Tarlow

  • Archaeology of the period 1500-1900
  • Historical archaeology of Britain and Northern Europe
  • Archaeological ethics
  • Archaeology of death and burial

Professor Richard Thomas

  • Zooarchaeology
  • Past human-animal relationships
  • Animal palaeopathology
  • Agricultural economy
  • Food as material culture

Professor Ruth Young

  • Archaeology of South Asia and the Middle East
  • Historical archaeology of South Asia and the Middle East
  • Post-conflict archaeology and heritage
  • Archaeological heritage in and of South Asia and the Middle East

Landscape Archaeology

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology  

Dr Laura Basell

  • African archaeology
  • Prehistoric landscape archaeology
  • Geoarchaeology including geomatics
  • Experimental archaeology

Dr José Carvajal López

  • Islamization
  • Ceramics analysis
  • Islamic archaeology and heritage
  • Medieval and post-medieval Iberia
  • The Persian-Arabian Gulf

Professor Neil Christie

  • Late Roman archaeology
  • Early Medieval and Medieval archaeology
  • Defence
  • Late Roman to Early Medieval landscapes

Dr David Edwards

  • Sudanese/Nubian archaeology including Egypt in Nubia
  • Sudanic Africa/trans-Saharan perspectives, especially medieval to historical/Ottoman archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology, especially non-European environments   

Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen

  • Later Prehistory in Scandinavia and Northern Europe
  • Viking Archaeology
  • Architecture, settlements and households
  • Archaeologies of the body

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity
  • Roman landscapes
  • Saharan archaeology

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous Caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of later prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Archaeology of the western Roman provinces, especially urban rural inter-relations
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research

Professor Ruth Young

  • Archaeology of South Asia and the Middle East
  • Historical archaeology of South Asia and the Middle East
  • Post-conflict archaeology and heritage
  • Archaeological heritage in and of South Asia and the Middle East

Material Culture Studies

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Roman material culture
  • Space and gender
  • Household archaeology
  • Material culture in historical archaeology
  • Approaches to Roman pottery use
  • Consumption approaches to Roman artefacts

Dr Huw Barton

  • Functional analysis of stone tools
  • Surface archaeology

Dr José Carvajal López 

  • Islamization
  • Ceramics analysis
  • Islamic archaeology and heritage
  • Medieval and post-medieval Iberia
  • The Persian-Arabian Gulf

Dr Rachel Crellin

  • Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain and Ireland
  • Archaeological theory
  • Metalwork wear analysis

Dr Oliver Harris

  • Material worlds
  • Neolithic Britain
  • Archaeological theory
  • Archaeologies of the body
  • Monumentality

Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen

  • Material worlds
  • Architecture, settlements and households
  • Archaeologies of the body

Dr Jane Masséglia

  • Greek and Latin epigraphy
  • Ancient body language
  • Greek monuments and sculpture

Ms Deirdre O'Sullivan

  • Medieval archaeology and material culture
  • Urban archaeology

Dr Alice Samson

  • Material worlds
  • Households, settlements and caves

Professor Graham Shipley

  • Hellenistic assemblages and styles

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Hellenistic and Roman assemblages
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture

Professor Richard Thomas

  • Food as material culture

 

Prehistoric Archaeology

Dr Jo Appleby

  • Osteology
  • Mortuary archaeology
  • Bronze Age Britain
  • Bronze Age Europe
  • Archaeology of age and ageing
  • Palaeopathology

Dr Huw Barton

  • Hunter-gatherer studies
  • Analysis of ancient starch granules
  • Functional analysis of stone tools
  • Australian archaeology
  • Surface archaeology

Dr Laura Basell

  • Human evolution in Africa and Europe
  • African archaeology
  • Prehistoric landscape archaeology
  • Macro-scale lithic analyses
  • Rock art and mobiliary art
  • Experimental archaeology

Dr Rachel Crellin

  • Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain and Ireland
  • Archaeological theory
  • Metalwork wear analysis

Dr Eric Guiry

  • Stable isotope analyses
  • Human diet and mobility
  • Animal husbandry and trade 
  • The role of dogs in past societies

Dr Oliver Harris

  • Neolithic Britain
  • Archaeological theory
  • Archaeologies of the body
  • Monumentality 

Dr Marianne Hem Eriksen

  • Later Prehistory in Scandinavia and Northern Europe
  • Viking Archaeology
  • Architecture, settlements and households
  • Archaeologies of the body

Dr Alice Samson

  • Indigenous Caribbean archaeology
  • Pre-Columbian and colonial Caribbean
  • Households, settlements and caves
  • Integrated landscapes and religion
  • Material culture

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of later prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research

Roman Archaeology

Professor Penelope Allison

  • Household archaeology
  • Pompeii
  • Roman art
  • Consumption approaches to Roman artefacts
  • Space and gender
  • Approaches to Roman pottery use

Professor Neil Christie

  • Late Roman archaeology
  • Early medieval and medieval archaeology
  • Urbanism
  • Defence
  • Late Roman and early medieval Christianity
  • Italy and Spain 

Professor Simon James

  • Archaeology of conflict
  • Violence and military institutions, especially the Roman army
  • Archaeology of the Roman provinces and related cultures
  • Representation of the past, especially in visual media

Professor David Mattingly

  • Roman Britain
  • Roman Africa
  • The Roman economy
  • Aspects of Roman imperialism, identity
  • Roman landscapes
  • Saharan archaeology

Dr Andy Merrills

  • Roman and post-Roman North Africa
  • Late Antique and early medieval history, especially western Mediterranean
  • Classical and medieval 'geographical' writing
  • Historiography and historical writing

Dr Sarah Scott

  • Roman provincial art
  • Romano-British villas and mosaics
  • Archaeological approaches to art history of British archaeology
  • Public and community archaeology
  • Archaeology in education

Dr Dan Stewart

  • Late Hellenistic and Roman Greece
  • Roman Crete
  • Text and material culture
  • Archaeological field surveys, urban and rural

Dr Jeremy Taylor

  • Archaeology of later prehistoric and Roman landscapes
  • Archaeology of the western Roman provinces, especially urban rural inter-relations
  • Relationships between theory and method in landscape-based research

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