Research students

CIAS offers postgraduate students who work on artefacts and material culture studies a wide array of training opportunities and research resources. Students working with CIAS are encouraged to share their research in seminars and symposiums and to take part in research projects coordinated by CIAS staff.

We are happy to support applications for postgraduate research degrees by talented students from all over the world. CIAS staff members will be able to advise prospective applicants about the application process and funding opportunities.

We have a lively Erasmus exchange programme and can also accept applications for Erasmus Work Placements. If you are interested in visits funded by Erasmus, please contact Dr Andrea Dolfini.

Current postgraduate students include:

  • Douglas Carr - Roman Coins from Hadrian's Wall and the Northern Frontier Zone
  • Emma Gooch - The Material Culture of Children in Ancient Greece: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Identity
  • Raphael Hermann - Unlocking Bronze Age Combat
  • Victoria LucasLooking Through the Glass: glass chemistry as a window on Early Medieval innovation, recycling, trade and contact, AD 700-1000
  • Andrew Marriott - Trench art of the North-East: material culture, memory and perception from the First World War to the present
  • Eleonora MontanariGendered stories: constructing identities through glass beads in Iron Age Italy and Iberia
  • Marco Romeo Pitone - Reconstructing Early Cypriot Metallurgy: the Case of Pyrgos-Mavroraki
  • Amber Roy - A contextual and comparative analysis of the uses and significance of British Neolithic and Early Bronze Age hafted stone implements
  • Evan Scherer - Terrae amissae: A comparative study of Southwest Germany and Transylvania in the Third Century
  • Michael Smith - Studying the life cycle of the British slave trade (1680-1807)
  • Liz ShawBest foot forward: the social significance of representations of feet and footwear in the north-western provinces of the Roman Empire
  • Mara Schumacher - From the archive to the microscope: an interdisciplinary approach to understanding domestic organization in ancient Greece
  • Megan Tirpak - Pottery Industries and the Frontier in Late Roman Britain (MPhil)
  • Louise Tolson - What 19th-century objects know: archaeology, oral history and the communal knowledge of working-class women
  • Olivia Turner - Beneath the Skin: Skin as metaphor and medium in contemporary practice
  • Violeta Tsenova - Critical Making and Innovation Heritage
  • Daisy-Alys VaughanThe Shefton Archive: Enhancing a Collection's History through Object Biographies