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Dr Ben Russell

Dr Ben RussellResearch Assistant 

Department of Classics
D4, North Wing
King's College London
London WC2R 2LS




I took a BA in Classical Archaeology and Ancient History, followed by the MSt and DPhil in Classical Archaeology at the University of Oxford. My doctoral work, which I finished in 2009, was on the Roman stone trade and was completed as part of the wider Oxford Roman Economy Project. Between 2009 and 2010 I worked on a post-doctoral project in Rome, funded by the Leverhulme Trust, on the Roman sarcophagus trade. In 2010-2011 I worked as a Teaching Assistant in Classical Archaeology at St John’s College in the University of Oxford and lectured both there and at Birkbeck on Roman and Hellenistic art, architecture and archaeology. I have worked on fieldwork projects in Britain, Italy, Greece, Libya and Turkey, and I am Project Manager of the new excavations at Utica, in Tunisia.

Research interests

I am interested in all aspects of Classical archaeology, but in particular the production and supply of materials for construction and artistic production in the Roman period and what this reveals about the functioning of the ancient economy. I currently work as the Research Assistant in charge of analysing Roman stone-carving techniques on the Leverhulme-funded Art of Making in Antiquity project here at King's.








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