Egyptology MPhil/PhD

Major code: EPMR/EPPR


About us

Research groups

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
E: colin.adams@liv.ac.uk
Roman imperial history, ancient economy, Roman Egypt.

DR ZOFIA ARCHIBALD
E: z.archibald@liv.ac.uk
Ancient economies, especially Greek/Hellenistic; archaeology of Iron Age Europe; the Black Sea region in Antiquity.

DR ELENI ASOUTI
E: e.asouti@liv.ac.uk
Archaeobotany, Eastern Mediterranean prehistory.

DR DOUGLAS BAIRD
E: d.baird@liv.ac.uk
Near Eastern prehistory, lithic analysis, complex societies.

PROFESSOR LAWRENCE BARHAM
E: l.s.barham@liv.ac.uk
Palaeolithic archaeology, human evolution, African archaeology.

DR VIOLAINE CHAUVET
E: vchauvet@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian archaeology, Funerary architecture, Old Kingdom.

DR MARK COLLIER
E:m.a.collier@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian language, Egyptian texts, subjectivity and life-world in Ancient Egypt.

DR BEN EDWARDS
E: benjamin.edwards@liverpool.ac.uk
Neolithic of NW Europe; archaeological theory and ethics; contemporary excavation practices.

DR ROLAND ENMARCH
E: r.enmarch@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian literature, Egyptian language, Egyptian rhetoric.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER EYRE
E: ceyre@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian economic social and religious history; Egyptian texts.

DR MATTHEW FITZJOHN
E:mpf21@liv.ac.uk
Italian prehistory; landscape archaeology; GIS.

DR PHILIP FREEMAN
E: p.w.m.freeman@liv.ac.uk
Roman provincial archaeology; archaeological field methods.

DR DUNCAN GARROW
E: duncan.garrow@liv.ac.uk
British and NW European prehistory; archaeological theory and material culture studies; contemporary excavation practices.

PROFESSOR BRUCE GIBSON
E: bjgibson@liv.ac.uk
Latin language and literature.

DR GLENN GODENHO
E: glenn.godenho@liv.ac.uk
Inscriptional and archaeological contexts of Ancient Egyptian social display.

PROFESSOR JOHN GOWLETT
E: gowlett@liv.ac.uk
Palaeolithic and early hominid studies; palaeoanthropology; radiocarbon dating.

DR ALANGREAVES
E: greaves@liv.ac.uk
Bronze Age and Archaic Greek archaeology; Iron Age and Roman Britain.

PROFESSOR THOMAS HARRISON
E: t.harrison@liv.ac.uk
Ancient Greek history and culture.

DR FIONA HOBDEN
E: f.hobden@liv.ac.uk
Ancient Greek literature, culture, and identity.

DR CLAIRE HOLLERAN
E: c.holleran@liv.ac.uk
Roman social and economic history.

DR FREDERICK JONES
E: fjones@liv.ac.uk
Roman satire and novel; Latin linguistics.

DR JENNIFER KEWLEY DRASKAU
E: j.kewley-draskau@liv.ac.uk
Manx language and culture; the texts produced by German speakingWW1 internees, chiefly in the Isle of Man.

DR CATRIONA MACKIE
E: cmackie@liv.ac.uk
Vernacular architecture and the built environment; the Gaelic languages.

DR HAROLD MYTUM
E: h.mytum@liv.ac.uk
Western Britain and Ireland, Iron Age - 20th century; global historical archaeology.

DR GRAHAM OLIVER
E: g.oliver@liv.ac.uk
Ancient Greek history and epigraphy.

DR JOANNA PAUL
E: joanna.paul@liv.ac.uk
Classical Receptions, Classical Studies.

DR JESSICA PEARSON
E: jessica.pearson@liv.ac.uk
Palaeodiet, stable isotope studies, human osteology.

DR MATTHEW PONTING
E:m.ponting@liv.ac.uk
Metallurgy and materials science, Roman coinage, ICP-AES analysis.

DR RACHEL POPE
E: rachel.pope@liv.ac.uk
British Prehistoric architecture, use of landscapes, social change.

DR APRIL PUDSEY
E: apudsey@liv.ac.uk
Roman Egypt, family and demography.

DR BRUCE ROUTLEDGE
E: bruce.routledge@liv.ac.uk
Iron and Bronze Age Near East, state formation, material culture studies.

DR IAN SHAW
E: ishaw@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian archaeology and history; ancient Egyptian technology.

DR ANTHONY SINCLAIR
E: a.g.m.sinclair@liv.ac.uk
Palaeolithic archaeology (Middle and Upper Palaeolithic in Southern Europe, Africa and Japan); archaeological theory and the anthropology of technology.

DR STEVEN SNAPE
E: s.r.snape@liv.ac.uk
Egyptian archaeology, architecture, art.

DR MICHAEL SOMMER
E:michael.sommer@liv.ac.uk
Roman history, the Roman Near East, the Phoenicians.

PROFESSOR CHRISTOPHER TUPLIN
E: c.j.tuplin@liv.ac.uk
The Achaemenid Empire; Greek history/historiography, especially Xenophon.

DR MAGNUS WIDELL
E:m.widell@liv.ac.uk
Early Mesopotamian history, economy, languages and texts.

DR ALEXEI ZADOROZHNYY
E: avzadoro@liv.ac.uk
Greek literature, historiography and philosophy.

 

Facilities

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.