Research groups

Our staff and postgraduate students work together in dynamic and supportive research groups that have common interests.


Ancient Economies

The University of Liverpool’s long-standing research into the economies of the Greek, Egyptian and Roman worlds, combining strengths from archaeology and ancient history.

Ancient Economies research group

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Egyptology research group

This group focuses on three main areas of research; fieldwork and material remains, textual and bringing together material remains, pictorial and textual sources.

Egyptology research group

Athenian building

Households and Communities

Examining the nature of religious belief and practice and the interrelationship between the two, from the origins of humanity to the classical Greco-Roman world.

Households and Communities research group

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Human Origins

Focusing on the study of human origins and evolutionary anthropology, in particular, the evolution of hominin cultural abilities and ecological adaptations.

Human Origins

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Human Palaeoecology

From late Pleistocene hunter-gatherer societies to the development of early urban communities, the group’s research interests focus on the origin and evolution of human settlement.

Human Palaeoecolgy research group

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Literary Cultures of the Ancient World

Covering a range of authors in prose and verse, this groups focuses on the writing of commentaries, particularly on the imperial period and the Latin panegyric.

Literary Culture research group

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The Body

This interdisciplinary research group focusses on the body as a bio-cultural construct in antiquity and modernity.

The Body



A group exploring the complex and continual interplay between antiquity and the modern world.

Receptions research group

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The Network for the Interface of Classics and Politics 

Investigating the relationship between the ancient world and modern politics and international studies.

Classics and Politics network

'Ancient Religions' image by Saperaud via Wikimedia Commons

'Receptions' image by David Monniaux via Wikimedia Commons