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Dr Alan Greaves BA MA PhD PFHEA

Senior Lecturer Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

My research focuses on the Bronze Age-Iron Age Anatolia (modern Turkey) and its role as a bridge between the cultures of East and West, both ancient and modern. I also work on Archaic Greek archaeology, especially colonisation, economy and religion.

I am passionate about teaching and researching the archaeology of Turkey.

Current research students:

J. Brendan Knight
Dan Socaciu

Past research students:

Kostas Georgopoulos -Mycenaeans and Hittites in Western Anatolia (graduated 2009)
Françoise Rutland - John Garstang & Turkey: A Postcolonial Reading (graduated 2013)
Ali Çifçi - Between East and West: A Socio-Economic History of Urartu (graduated 2013)
Megan Thomas - Geomagnetism Secular variation curve for Turkey (graduated 2014)
Helen Murphy-Smith - Population of vicus communities in Roman Britain (graduated 2017)
Kanokporn Nasomtrug - (Self-)Documentation of Thai Communities (graduated 2017)

Postdoctoral staff supervised:

Dr Françoise Rutland
Dr Sarah Duffy

Prizes or Honours

  • Principal Fellow of Higher Education Academy (Advance HE, 2017)
  • National Teaching Fellowship Award (Higher Education Academy, 2005)
  • Sir Alastair Pilkington Award (University of Liverpool, 2005)

Funded Fellowships

  • ANAMED Senior Visiting Fellowship (2014)
  • Holgate Visiting Fellowship (University of Durham, 2005)