David Marsh

David Marsh

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Doctoral Researcher

Contact details


  • BSc. Physics at Birmingham University
  • MSc. in Glass Technology at Sheffield University

Doctoral research

PhD title
The traders and consumers of Roman glass in ancient times
Archaeology PhD/MA by Research (On-Campus or by Distance Learning)


The focus of this research is to analyse patterns of glass forms using archaeological data across locations across the Roman world and investigate the temporal and spatial variances between material cultures. This will include interpreting the archaeological evidence to reveal individuals’ identity statements of origin, status, prosperity, social associations and beliefs within a context of economic prosperity, social status and political power.

The study will also explore the relationship between traders and consumers by investigating the responsiveness of the supply of the changing glass forms to meet consumption demand and try to make sense of the broader commercial, economic, political and social environments at both the local and regional levels

Other activities

Membership of organisations

  • Fellow of Logistics and Transport Institution
  • Chartered Engineer, Member of the Institute Chemical Engineers
  • Member of Association of Historic Glasses
  • Member of Royal Archaeological Institute