Michael Shanks

Professor of Classics
B.A., Peterhouse, Cambridge, Archaeology and Anthropology (1980)
Postgraduate Certificate, University of Durham, Classical Languages and Ancient History (1982)
M.A., Peterhouse, Cambridge (1983)
Ph.D., Peterhouse, Cambridge (1992)
Docentur, Goteborgs Universitet (1996)
Research interests:

design history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies and archaeologies of the contemporary past; the archaeology of Grece-Roman urbanism; the regional archaeology of the English-Scottish borders.

Recent books:

Archaeology in the making: conversations through a discipline. Edited with Bill Rathje and Chris Witmore. Routledge 2013.

Archaeology: the discipline of things. With Bjørnar Olsen, Tim Webmoor and Chris Witmore. University of California Press, 2012.

The archaeological imagination. Left Coast Press, 2012.

Archaeologies of presence: art, performance and the persistence of being. Edited with Nick Kaye and Gabriella Giannachi. Routledge, 2012.

Current projects:

An archaeology of antiquity. With Gary Devore. For Oxford University Press.

The Revs Program at Stanford. Automotive archaeology.

From Tyne to Tweed. An archaeology of the English-Scottish borders, including excavations of the Roman town of Binchester.