Dr Sarah Scott

Sarah ScottAssociate Professor of Archaeology

Tel: +44 (0)116 223 1309

Email: sas11@le.ac.uk


Personal details

BSc (Leicester), DPhil (Oxford), FSA, SFHEA, National Teaching Fellow, University Distinguished Teaching Fellow

I completed my undergraduate studies in Archaeology at the University of Leicester and my DPhil at the University of Oxford (British Academy and Linacre College Domus Scholar). I was Fellow in Social Sciences at the University of Durham before joining the School at Leicester.


I coordinate and contribute to campus-based and distance learning undergraduate and MA modules in

  • classical and historical archaeology
  • heritage management and archaeology
  • archaeology and ancient history in education

I supervise campus-based and distance-learning MA and PhD students and have undertaken writing, marking and coordination for a wide range of modules within the School's distance learning programme. I was awarded a University Distinguished Teaching Fellowship in 2013 in recognition of teaching excellence. I am a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2016.


My research interests include: the history of archaeological thought and method; the archaeology and anthropology of art; the history of archaeological publishing; archaeology and ancient history in education; Roman provincial art


My current roles include

  • Director of Recruitment and Marketing
  • Chair of the School's Athena Swan Self Assessment Team
  • Leicester Classics Hub Coordinator

Since 2013 I have coordinated our Leicester Award and HEAR-accredited volunteering and internship programme. I am leading a team of students and staff, working in partnership with Classics for All, to support the introduction of classical subjects in state schools in Leicester, and to provide a wide range of enrichment opportunities based on our world-class research in classical archaeology and ancient history.

Selected publications

Savani, G., Scott, S. and Morris, M. 2018. Life in the Roman World: Roman Leicester. School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester.

Scott, S. 2017. 'Gratefully dedicated to the subscribers': The archaeological publishing projects and achievements of Charles Roach Smith. Internet Archaeology 45. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.45.6

Scott, S. 2014. Britain in the classical world: Samuel Lysons and the art of Roman Britain 1780-1820. Classical Receptions Journal, 6 (2), pp. 294-337. https://doi.org/10.1093/crj/clt030

Scott, S. 2013b. Samuel Lysons and his circle: Art, science and the remains of Roman Britain. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology 23 (2), pp. 1-22. http://doi.org/10.5334/bha.2323

Scott, S. 2013a. Pioneers, publishers and the dissemination of archaeological knowledge. A study of publishing in archaeology 1816-1851. Internet Archaeology 35. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.35.1

Scott, S. 2012. Fourth-century villas in the Coln Valley, Gloucestershire: Identifying patrons and viewers. In S. Birk and B. Poulsen eds Patrons and Viewers in Late Antiquity. Aarhus: Aarhus University Press, pp.183-212.

Scott, S. 2010. Review article: Local responses to Roman imperialism. American Journal of Archaeology 114, No. 3, pp.557-561.

Scott, S. 2006. Art and the archaeologist. World Archaeology 38, No. 4, pp. 628-643.

Scott, S. and Webster, J. eds 2003. Roman Imperialism and Provincial Art. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Scott, S. 2000. Art and Society in Fourth-Century Britain. Oxford University School of Archaeology Monograph 53. Oxford: Oxbow. 192 pp.

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