Professor Ian Haynes

Principal Investigator Rome Transformed, was awarded an ERC Advanced Grant to launch the Project in 2019.  Ian has co-directed the Lateran Project with Paolo Liverani, an interdisciplinary investigation of the archaeology of the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran, and, since 2017, again with Paolo, the British School at Rome-funded SGL2 research programme at the Hospital of San Giovanni Addolorata in Rome. More generally Ian’s interests span the Greco-Roman world from the Archaic Period through to Late Antiquity, and from Central Asia to central Britain.  Other recent projects include the Arts and Humanities Research Councl (UK)-funded Expanded Interiors at Pompeii and Herculaneum with Catrin Huber (PI), the Senhouse Museum Trust/Newcastle University -funded excavations of the Roman Temples Project, Maryport, UK with Tony Wilmott and with Lindsay Allason-Jones the British Academy-funded Elusive Sculptures programme which contributes to the Corpus Signorum Imperii Romani.  Ian has also had the privilege of working extensively in western Transylvania where has co-directed excavations with Doru Bogdan, Alexandru Diaconescu, Alfred Schäfer and, in Dobrudja with Doru Bogdan and Florin Topoleanu.  As a keen exponent of archaeological visualisation / ‘provocation’ as an instrument for advancing the interpretative process, and as part of his research into the culture of Gandhāra, Ian has recently worked with Kay Wannaporn Rienjang, Iwan Peverett and Luca M. Olivieri on a new visualisation of the important complex of Saidu Sharif, Swat in Pakistan.

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