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Dr Claire Nesbitt

Reviews Editor in the Department of Archaeology

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I have been a Research Associate at Durham University for several years, publishing legacy sites, teaching and undertaking research on a range of archaeological periods. I am an experienced field archaeologist having worked for commercial units and undertaken research fieldwork.

My research experience has been diverse spanning a broad range of periods from the Mesolithic to post-Medieval, and covering a vast geographical area from Atlantic Scotland to the Near East. I have published research on the archaeology and material culture of the Byzantine & Late Antique worlds, identity and phenomenology in Roman Britain, Landscape archaeology of Bronze Age and Iron Age Scotland and the archaeology of Post-Medieval architecture in the UK.

Research Interests

  • Archeology of Landscape
  • Byzantine Archaeology
  • Classical Archaeology
  • Historiography and the Perception of Monumentality
  • Late Bronze Age - Early Iron Age Scotland
  • Manipulation of Light in Ecclesiastical Architecture
  • Mesolithic in the North Atlantic
  • New Perspectives on Late Antique and Byzantine Glass
  • Phenomenology and Experience of Architecture and Landscape
  • The Geography of Ownership and Development of Archaeological Knowledge on Hadrian's Wall


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Indicators of Esteem

  • FSA Scot: Elected Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland
  • SPBS: Executive Committee for the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (2008-2011)

Selected Grants

  • 2010: IMRS Student Bursary and Conference Support Grant £1000
  • 2010: NIASSH Conference Programme Grant £2000.00
  • 2010: Seven Pillars of Wisdom Trust £1000
  • 2010: Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies £2000