Major code: EPMR/EPPR
The School of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology has a number of research groups, which together reflect our major research strengths; those areas where we are recognised internationally. Each of these groups is a dynamic forum for the exchange of concepts and information and has a vibrant seminar series providing an opportunity for staff and postgraduates to integrate their research activities and interact with major external figures in their fields.
Staff research interests
Staff are interested in supervising PhD and MPhil projects in the following areas:
DR COLIN ADAMS
Roman imperial history, ancient economy, Roman Egypt.
DR ZOFIA ARCHIBALD
Ancient economies, especially Greek/Hellenistic; archaeology of Iron Age Europe; the Black Sea region in Antiquity.
DR ELENI ASOUTI
Archaeobotany, Eastern Mediterranean prehistory.
DR DOUGLAS BAIRD
Near Eastern prehistory, lithic analysis, complex societies.
PROFESSOR LAWRENCE BARHAM
Palaeolithic archaeology, human evolution, African archaeology.
DR VIOLAINE CHAUVET
Egyptian archaeology, Funerary architecture, Old Kingdom.
DR MARK COLLIER
Egyptian language, Egyptian texts, subjectivity and life-world in Ancient Egypt.
DR BEN EDWARDS
Neolithic of NW Europe; archaeological theory and ethics; contemporary excavation practices.
DR ROLAND ENMARCH
Egyptian literature, Egyptian language, Egyptian rhetoric.
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER EYRE
Egyptian economic social and religious history; Egyptian texts.
DR MATTHEW FITZJOHN
Italian prehistory; landscape archaeology; GIS.
DR PHILIP FREEMAN
Roman provincial archaeology; archaeological field methods.
DR DUNCAN GARROW
British and NW European prehistory; archaeological theory and material culture studies; contemporary excavation practices.
PROFESSOR BRUCE GIBSON
Latin language and literature.
DR GLENN GODENHO
Inscriptional and archaeological contexts of Ancient Egyptian social display.
PROFESSOR JOHN GOWLETT
Palaeolithic and early hominid studies; palaeoanthropology; radiocarbon dating.
Bronze Age and Archaic Greek archaeology; Iron Age and Roman Britain.
PROFESSOR THOMAS HARRISON
Ancient Greek history and culture.
DR FIONA HOBDEN
Ancient Greek literature, culture, and identity.
DR CLAIRE HOLLERAN
Roman social and economic history.
DR FREDERICK JONES
Roman satire and novel; Latin linguistics.
DR JENNIFER KEWLEY DRASKAU
Manx language and culture; the texts produced by German speakingWW1 internees, chiefly in the Isle of Man.
DR CATRIONA MACKIE
Vernacular architecture and the built environment; the Gaelic languages.
DR HAROLD MYTUM
Western Britain and Ireland, Iron Age - 20th century; global historical archaeology.
DR GRAHAM OLIVER
Ancient Greek history and epigraphy.
DR JOANNA PAUL
Classical Receptions, Classical Studies.
DR JESSICA PEARSON
Palaeodiet, stable isotope studies, human osteology.
DR MATTHEW PONTING
Metallurgy and materials science, Roman coinage, ICP-AES analysis.
DR RACHEL POPE
British Prehistoric architecture, use of landscapes, social change.
DR APRIL PUDSEY
Roman Egypt, family and demography.
DR BRUCE ROUTLEDGE
Iron and Bronze Age Near East, state formation, material culture studies.
DR IAN SHAW
Egyptian archaeology and history; ancient Egyptian technology.
DR ANTHONY SINCLAIR
Palaeolithic archaeology (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic in Southern Europe, Africa and Japan); archaeological theory and the anthropology of technology.
DR STEVEN SNAPE
Egyptian archaeology, architecture, art.
DR MICHAEL SOMMER
Roman history, the Roman Near East, the Phoenicians.
PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER TUPLIN
The Achaemenid Empire; Greek history/historiography, especially Xenophon.
DR MAGNUS WIDELL
Early Mesopotamian history, economy, languages and texts.
DR ALEXEI ZADOROZHNYY
Greek literature, historiography and philosophy.
The Ancient World and Archaeology has been studied at Liverpool since the 1880s, so we've had plenty of time to build up an enviable library and a fantastic museum.
The Garstang Museum, which is in the SACE building, has outstanding archaeological collections, along with extensive laboratory facilities for conservation, lithics, geomagnetism, stable isotope, trace elements, finds processing and sample preparation.
We also have a GIS suite with facilities for archaeological drawing and offer 24-hour access for taught students to a dedicated Student Resource Centre, complete with PCs, personal lockers, desk space, wi fi and a networked printer.
Postgraduate research students will usually be allocated a shared office with computing facilities and an allocation of subsidised printing and inter-library loans.