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:

  • Marta Alberti - Volunteering for Roman Britain: understanding motivations, expectations and impact of volunteer engagement in researching Romano British archaeological heritage
  • 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
  • Victoria LucasLooking Through the Glass: glass chemistry as a window on Early Medieval innovation, recycling, trade and contact, AD 700-1000
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Olivia TurnerBeneath 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

CIAS proudly supports the Newcastle Experimental Archaeology Research Network (EXARN). Led and managed by our research students, EXARN promotes the study of material culture and ancient technologies through experimental archaeology.