Dr Ruth Nugent BA(Hons), MPhil, PhD, FHEA

UKRI Future Leader's Fellow Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology


Personal Statement

As an archaeologist specialising in Britain’s mortuary cultures from the 5th century AD onwards, I am passionate about our inherited dead. Completing my Leverhulme-funded PhD on 7th-21st century cathedral burials in 2016 at the University of Chester, followed by postdoctoral positions in mortuary archaeology and digital humanities at the universities of Chester, Exeter, and Lancaster, I combine archaeological, textual, and visual evidence with digital methods to explore long-term changes and continuities that impact our dead. I am always delighted to hear from anyone with similar interests, especially from prospective students in any of my research themes so please do contact me via email or find me on Twitter.

As a UKRI Future Leader's Fellow (Round 2) I lead the research programme "The Human Remains: Digital Library of British Historic Mortuary Science and Investigation" based in the Department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology (started November 2019).

Twitter: @TheHumanRemains

Instagram: @TheHumanRemainsProject

Videos: Public Talks