School of Archaeology and Ancient History

imperial heads

 

Academic Staff

Name

PositionResearch and PhD Supervision AreasEmail

Lin Foxhall MBE

 

Head of School; Professor of Greek Archaeology and History

Gender in classical antiquity; ancient Greek legal history; the ancient economy & olive production lf4@le.ac.uk

Penelope Allison

Reader in Archaeology and Ancient History Household archaeology (Roman & historical); Pompeii; Roman art & archaeology; consumption approaches to Roman artefacts; space & gender; digital archaeology pma9@le.ac.uk

Jo Appleby

Lecturer in Human Bioarchaeology Human osteology; funerary archaeology; Bronze Age Britain & Europe; archaeology of the body ja253@le.ac.uk

Huw Barton

Reader in Bioarchaeology

Ancient starch analysis; organic residue analysis; microwear; technological analysis of stone & organic tools; South-East Asian archaeology; Australian archaeology; hunter-gatherer archaeology & ethnography hjb15@le.ac.uk

Neil Christie

Reader in Archaeology

Late Roman archaeology; early medieval & medieval archaeology; urbanism; defence; late Roman & early medieval Christianity njc10@le.ac.uk

Craig Cipolla

Lecturer in Archaeology

Historical archaeology (post-1500); colonial North America; comparative colonialism; cemetery studies; social archaeology cc363@le.ac.uk

David Edwards

Lecturer in Archaeology

Sudanese–Nubian archaeology; Sudanic Africa–trans-Saharan medieval–historical archaeology; landscape archaeology; mortuary archaeologies dne1@le.ac.uk
Ben Elliott Teaching Fellow in Archaeology Bone, antler, & other animal materials in prehistoric societies of Britain & Europe be37@le.ac.uk

Mark Gillings

Reader in Archaeology

Landscape archaeology; experiential landscape theory; GIS in archaeology; critical historiographies of the antiquarian tradition mg41@le.ac.uk

Mary Harlow

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History

Roman dress & textiles; Roman age & ageing (childhood, youth, adulthood, old age); Roman family; gender & the body mh385@le.ac.uk

Oliver Harris

Lecturer in Archaeology

Neolithic Britain; archaeological theory; archaeology of the body; prehistoric communities; emotion & affect in archaeology ojth1@le.ac.uk

Colin Haselgrove FBA

Professor of Archaeology

Iron Age Britain & Europe; early coinage; Iron Age–Roman transition; later prehistoric settlement & landscape; Iron Age & Roman material culture & deposition cch7@le.ac.uk

Jan Haywood

Teaching Fellow in Ancient History

Ancient Greek historiography; Homeric & Herodotean reception; intellectual culture in 5th-century BC Greece; religion & belief in antiquity; narrative theory jlth1@le.ac.uk

Terry Hopkinson

Lecturer in Archaeology

Lower–Middle Palaeolithic transition; hominin population dynamics, knowledge transmission; lithic technology; Neanderthals & modernity; nature, culture & disciplinary history in human evolution th46@le.ac.uk

Simon James

Professor of Archaeology

Archaeology of conflict; violence & military institutions; the Roman army; Rome & its neighbours; visual representation of the past stj3@le.ac.uk

Turi King

Lecturer in Genetics and Archaeology

Furthering interdisciplinary research combining the field of genetics with history, archaeology, anthropology, forensics & epidemiology tek2@le.ac.uk

Naoíse Mac Sweeney

Lecturer in Greek and Near Eastern History

Greece & the Near East; ancient Greek historiography & foundation myths; late Bronze Age to classical Anatolia; eastern Mediterranean politics & cultural heritage nm241@le.ac.uk

Niall McKeown

Teaching Fellow in Ancient History

Greek & Roman social history
nm314@le.ac.uk

David Mattingly FBA

Professor of Roman Archaeology

Roman Britain & Africa; Roman economy; Roman imperialism & identity; Roman landscapes; Saharan archaeology djm7@le.ac.uk

Andrew Merrills

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History

Late antique North Africa; the successor kingdoms of the West; classical geographical writing ahm11@le.ac.uk

Deirdre O'Sullivan

Lecturer in Archaeology

Medieval archaeology & material culture, especially monasticism; urban archaeology; archaeological heritage, interpretation & presentation of the past dmo@le.ac.uk

Sarah Scott

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Roman provincial art; villas & mosaics; archaeological approaches to art; the antiquities market; history of archaeological publishing sas11@le.ac.uk

Graham Shipley

Professor of Ancient History

Greek geographers; politics, economies, & landscapes of hellenistic Greece; hellenistic material culture & society
gjs@le.ac.uk

Dan Stewart

Lecturer in Ancient History

Hellenistic & Roman Greece; urban & rural landscapes; intersection of text & material culture; the Greek East ds120@le.ac.uk

Sarah Tarlow

Professor of Historical Archaeology

Archaeology 1500–1900; historical archaeology of northern Europe; archaeological ethics; archaeology of death & burial sat12@le.ac.uk

Jeremy Taylor

Lecturer in Archaeology

Archaeology of later prehistoric & Roman landscapes; archaeology of the western Roman provinces; theory & method in landscape research jt38@le.ac.uk

Richard Thomas

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Zooarchaeology; past human–animal relationships; animal palaeopathology; agricultural economy; food as material culture rmt12@le.ac.uk

Marijke van der Veen

Professor of Archaeology

Ancient agriculture; agricultural strategies; identification of food; food as material culture; human–plant relationships; archaeobotany; environmental archaeology mvdv1@le.ac.uk

Ian Whitbread

Lecturer in Archaeology

Ceramic petrology; ancient & traditional pottery production & technologies; trade & exchange in the ancient world; exploitation of geological materials; Aegean prehistory ikw3@le.ac.uk

Ruth Young

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Archaeology of South Asia & Iran, particularly historical periods; ideology & material culture; ethnoarchaeology; transhumance rly3@le.ac.uk

University of Leicester Archaeological Services

NamePositionAreas of ExpertiseEmail
Richard Buckley OBE
Co-Director Urban archaeology; historic buildings; Roman painted wall-plaster rjb16@le.ac.uk
Patrick Clay Co-Director Prehistoric landscapes; small finds pnc3@le.ac.uk
Nick Cooper
Project manager
Roman pottery; small finds; romanization of material culture; Roman–Anglo-Saxon transition njc9@le.ac.uk
Vicki Score Project manager

Large-scale mineral extraction sites; EDM landscape surveys; CAD & GIS

vp23@le.ac.uk

Research Fellows and Associates

NamePositionSubjectEmail
Morn Capper Research Associate, 'Impact of Diasporas' Anglo-Saxon archaeology & history mc460@le.ac.uk
Adrian Chadwick Research Associate Deposition of Metalwork in the Roman World Project ac527@le.ac.uk
Jasper Chalcraft Project manager, 'Cultural Heritage and Peacebuilding' jc526@le.ac.uk
Aurelie Cuenod

Research Associate,
Trans-Sahara project

Metallurgy & metal trade ac565@le.ac.uk
Chloe Duckworth Research Associate, Trans-Sahara project
cd227@leicester.ac.uk
Corisande Fenwick Leverhulme Early Career Fellow cf189@le.ac.uk
Andrew Fitzpatrick Postdoctoral Research Associate Leverhulme Caesar Project af215@le.ac.uk
Tyr Fothergill Postdoctoral Research Fellow Cultural & scientific perceptions of human–chicken interactions bf63@le.ac.uk
Victoria Leitch Postdoctoral Fellow, Trans-Sahara project
Mediterranean archaeology; material culture vl46@le.ac.uk
Shane McCorristine Postdoctoral Fellow, Criminal Bodies project
sm764@le.ac.uk
Adam Rogers Roman urbanism & the NW provinces acr16@le.ac.uk
Martin Sterry Postdoctoral Fellow, Trans-Sahara project
Remote sensing; desert landscapes

mjs66@le.ac.uk

Leo Webley Research Associate, Tracing Networks project
European later prehistory lw218@le.ac.uk

Emeritus Professors

NamePositionSubjectEmail
Marilyn Palmer Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology Industrial archaeology mai@le.ac.uk
Clive Ruggles Emeritus Professor of Archaeoastronomy Archaeoastronomy rug@le.ac.uk

University Fellows and Honorary Visiting Staff

NamePositionSubjectHome Institution
Elisa Alonso Lopez Honorary Visiting Fellow Tracing Networks project
Lara Band Honorary Research Fellow Historical archaeology Museum of London Archaeology
Paul Beavitt Honorary Visiting Fellow Ethnoarchaeology University of Leicester

Alasdair Brooks

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Historical archaeology; ceramics Freelance archaeologist, Dubai
Martin Brown Honorary Visiting Fellow Operation Nightingale Environmental advisor, Archaeology
Jean-Pierre Brun Visiting Professor Greek & Roman technology; olive & wine production in the ancient world Collège de France
Duncan Campbell Honorary Visiting Fellow Hellenistic history University of Leicester

Jasper Chalcraft

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Cultural heritage

 

Duncan Cloud Honorary Visiting Fellow Roman history; Roman law University of Leicester
Fran Cole Honorary Visiting Fellow Material culture; funerary archaeology UCL

Sarah Colley

Honorary Research Fellow

Australian archaeology & heritage; digital technology; archaeozoology

University of Leicester

Jago Cooper Honorary Lecturer Climate change; indigenous archaeology British Museum
Margarita Díaz-Andreu
Visiting Professor
History of archaeology; heritage; identity; rock art ICREA, University of Barcelona
Zoe Dyndor Honorary Visiting Fellow Funerary archaeology
Matt Edgeworth Honorary Visiting Fellow Anthropology; waterways University of Durham
Julia Farley Honorary Visiting Fellow Iron Age Europe; material culture jmf37@le.ac.uk
David Gaimster
Visiting Professor
Historical archaeology
The Hunterian, University of Glasgow
Matty Holmes Honorary Visiting Fellow Analysis of animal bones; faunal remains; Wallingford project
Alessandro Launaro Honorary Visiting Fellow Archaeology & history of Roman Italy University of Cambridge

Kevin Leahy

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Portable antiquities; early medieval metalwork

British Museum/PAS

Borja Legarra Herrero Honorary Visiting Fellow Aegean Bronze Age University of Leicester
Peter Liddle MBE Honorary Visiting Fellow Leicestershire archaeology Leicester City Council
Lluis Lloveras Roca Honorary Visiting Fellow Late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer populations from the Iberian peninsula University of Barcelona
Roy Loveday Honorary Research Fellow Neolithic prehistory Freelance archaeologist
Pamela Lowther Honorary Research Fellow Early historic archaeology Freelance archaeologist
John Matthews FBA Visiting Professor
Late Roman history Yale University
Benjamin Millis Honorary Visiting Fellow History & archaeology of Corinth
Phillip Mills Honorary Research Fellow Materials & technology University of Leicester
Graham Morgan University Fellow Conservation University of Leicester
Paul Newson Honorary Research Fellow Roman archaeology American University of Beirut
Mark Pluciennik University Fellow Landscape of Italy; anthropology University of Leicester
Francis Pryor MBE Visiting Professor
Archaeology Freelance Archaeologist
Alessandro Quercia Honorary Visiting Fellow Mediterranean archaeology & material culture Soprintendenza per i Beni Archeologici del Piemonte e del Museo Antichità Egizie
Nick Ray Honorary Visiting Fellow Roman material culture; funerary archaeology; identity Assistant Director, Oxford Roman Economy Project, University of Oxford
Katharina Rebay-Salisbury Honorary Visiting Fellow Bronze & early Iron Age central Europe Austrian Academy of Sciences
Maria Relaki Honorary Visiting Fellow Greek archaeology Open University
Carme Rissech Honorary Visiting Fellow Geometric morphometrics University of Leicester
Christophe Rivet Honorary Visiting Fellow International heritage ICOMOS Canada
Katie Robbins Honorary Visiting Fellow Portable antiquities British Museum
Andrea Roppa Honorary Visiting Fellow Tracing Networks project
Roderick Salisbury Honorary Visiting Fellow Prehistoric archaeology Marie Curie AIRFORS Project, Airbourne Technologies GmbH
Denis Sami Honorary Visiting Fellow University of Leicester
Wendy Scott Honorary Visiting Fellow Outreach Leicestershire County Council
Kirsty Shipton University Fellow Latin & ancient history; the Greek economy
University of Leicester
Andrew Shortland Honorary Visiting Fellow Forensic archaeology Cranfield University
Patrick Skinner Honorary Visiting Fellow
Clive Stannard Honorary Research Fellow Numismatics
Adam Stout Honorary Visiting Fellow Independent scholar
Sara Strack Honorary Visiting Fellow Bronze & Iron Age Mediterranean; Tracing Networks project
University of Leicester
Michael Tully Honorary Visiting Fellow University of Leicester
Mark van der Enden Honorary Visiting Fellow University of Leicester
Melissa Vetters Honorary Visiting Fellow Late Bronze Age–early Iron Age utilitarian pottery in Greece & Italy; Tracing Networks project

Diarmaid Walshe

Ian West

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Honorary Visiting Fellow

Operation Nightingale

Industrial archaeology

Royal Army Med. Corps

University of Leicester

Stephen Young Honorary Visiting Fellow Landscape archaeology of Iron Age & Roman Northamptonshire

Professional Services Staff

Please also see Key Contacts

School Professional Services Staff

NamePositionArea of ResponsibilityEmail
Sue Beesley Programme Administrator Undergraduate & postgraduate taught (MA) programmes sb61@le.ac.uk
James Buckley Administrator Undergraduate & postgraduate taught (MA) programmes jb569@le.ac.uk
Anthony Gouldwell Environmental Laboratory Technician Laboratories & environmental archaeology ajg@le.ac.uk
Victoria Lucas Technician Technical support for teaching & research; maintenance & management of labs & equipment vall1@le.ac.uk
Adam McKie Administrator Undergraduate & postgraduate taught (MA) programmes; general office support am802@le.ac.uk
Debbie Miles Williams Archaeological Illustrator; Outreach Co-ordinator Archaeological illustration; outreach & careers deb@le.ac.uk
Sharon North School Manager

 

spn4@le.ac.uk
Selina Thraves Academic Resources Administrator Support for Distance Learning course content; field trip administration slt13@le.ac.uk

Distance Learning Enquiries (apart from PhD)

Introductory, Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate

NamePositionTelephoneEmail
Lara Callaghan Distance Learning Team Administrator, Arts and Humanities Subjects 0116 252 2903
artshumsdl@le.ac.uk
Dan Cox Distance Learning Team Administrator 0116 252 3783
artshumsdl@le.ac.uk
Rachael Eames Distance Learning Team Administrator 0116 252 2293 artshumsdl@le.ac.uk
Laura Freeman Distance Learning Operations Manager artshumsdl@le.ac.uk

 

Other enquiries

Tel +44 (0)116 252 2772/2720
Email arch-anchist@le.ac.uk

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