Find a research supervisor in urbanism and the ancient city

Staff in the Department of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History who supervise PhD/MA by Research in the area of urbanism and the ancient city.

Dr Andrew Bayliss

Senior Lecturer in Greek History

Athenian politics, Alexander the Great, the early Hellenistic period, and Sparta

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Dr Henriette van der Blom

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History

Republican politics in the City of Rome, Roman oratory, all aspects of Cicero, and Roman approaches to the past

Dr Hannah Cornwell

Dr Hannah Cornwell

Lecturer in Ancient History

Roman History, especially political aspects of the Roman Republic and Early Principate, Imperial ideology, International Relations and diplomacy, and interdisciplinary approaches to history and material culture

Dr Archie Dunn

Teaching Fellow in Byzantine Archaeology

Late Roman and Byzantine archaeology; archaeology of the later medieval Aegean world; regional histories and economic history of the Byzantine world

Dr Ailsa Hunt

Lecturer in Ancient History

Roman religion and the cultural history of the Roman world; topics within reception studies

Dr Claus Jurman

Lecturer in Egyptology

Ancient Egyptian history, society, culture and art, especially concerning Egypt during the 1st millennium BC

Dr William Mack

Senior Lecturer in Ancient Greek History and Culture

Ancient political institutions, interstate relations, the Greek city-states, and epigraphic culture

Dr Gareth Sears

Dr Gareth Sears

Senior Lecturer in Ancient History
Head of the Department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology
Deputy Head of the School of History and Cultures

Urbanism in the Roman Empire; North African society and history during the Roman period; Christianity and christians in North Africa (pre AD. 450); paganism and syncretism in the later Roman Empire

Dr David Smith

Dr David Smith

Senior Lecturer in Environmental Archaeology

Environmental archaeology (especially archaeological insect faunas) and/or the development of past landscapes and past economies

Professor Diana Spencer

Professor Diana Spencer

Professor of Classics
Dean of Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences (2014-2018; 2019-)

  • Latin literature and cultural identity (first centuries BCE/CE)
  • The city of Rome in ancient and modern literature and culture
  • Translation in ancient Rome, and translation of Latin texts
  • Reception of Rome in historical fiction

Dr Ken Wardle

Senior Lecturer

Minoan and Mycenaean civilization, Greek prehistory, Macedonia

Dr Roger White

Dr Roger White

Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Roman / Romano-British Archaeology and Industrial Heritage

Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology staff research supervision areas