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John Hanson

Associate Professor of Roman Archaeology and Art


After completing a DPhil in Archaeology at Wolfson College, I moved to the US to work as a Research Associate for an interdisciplinary team of researchers based at the University of Colorado, Boulder, before coming back to the UK to hold a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Reading. I was then the Departmental Lecturer in Roman Archaeology in the Faculty of Classics, before taking up my current post.

My work models the interactions between the built environments of ancient cities and the people that inhabited them using complex systems theory. I also have wider interests in energy use, urban resilience, and digital 3D modelling and VR.