About our staff
Mr Ian Hardwick
MA, BA (Hons), NVQ, PCIfA, AFHEA
Postdoctoral Research Assistant; Landscape Archaeology; Iron Age/Roman Archaeology
Ian has a background in landscape archaeology and Iron Age and Roman-period studies in northern England / southern Scotland (MA, PhD pending - University of York), focussed particularly on use of non-intrusive archaeological techniques (aerial survey, analytical field survey, geophysical survey) alongside excavated data. His PhD used aerial survey mapping to examine the interaction of indigenous and Roman societies across a wide area of northern Britain's Roman frontier, investigating whether such largescale survey data can be integrated with archaeological theory to answer questions around past identities, landscape and the impact of frontier-establishment upon these.
Ian has previously worked for CIfA, Historic England and within the commercial sector as a specialist in remote-sensed survey techniques, including on several large-area landscape surveys for England's national Aerial Investigation & Mapping Programme in Cambridgeshire, Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Yorkshire, and on several site-based studies. He has taught on modules in Roman archaeology and also excavation techniques on the University of York undergraduate field-school at the Roman sites of Malton and Heslington East.
Ian has recently joined the University of Edinburgh's School of History, Classics and Archaeology as part of the Leverhulme-funded 'Beyond Walls: Reassessing Iron Age and Roman Encounters in Northern Britain' project. In this role, he will be responsible for the management, collection and analysis of data pertaining to surveyed and excavated sites in the project area, as well as being involved in the project's research outputs.
- Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
- Practitioner of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (PCIfA).
Summary of research interestsPlaces:
- Britain & Ireland
- Ancient Civilisations
- Landscapes & Monuments
- Material Culture
- Early Historic
I am interested in the application of large-area archaeological techniques such as aerial survey alongside site-based and palaeo-environmental data, to holistically investigate past landscapes and the interactions and identities of peoples living within them.
My other main interest is the impact of boundaries, borders and frontiers upon past peoples and landscapes, and how interactions across these divisions occurred (including how we might use archaeology to gain insight into this process in the modern world), particularly for the Roman occupation of the northern half of Britain (and its parallels elsewhere around the empire).
Current research activities
- Landscape Archaeology
- Archaeology of Identities
- Archaeology of Frontiers and Borders
- Indigenous-Roman interaction in northern England and southern Scotland
- Aerial, Geophysical, and Analytical Field Surveys
- Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
- Archaeological Research and its use for Heritage Management
'Beyond Walls: Reassessing Iron Age and Roman Encounters in Northern Britain' (with M. Fernández-Götz, D. Hamilton, D. Cowley & S. McDonald). Funded by the Leverhulme Trust.
- Hardwick, I.J. (forthcoming) ‘‘Pushing the Boundaries of Roman Britain’ – Landscape, Frontier and Identity in Northern Britannia’, Thesis submitted for PhD in Archaeology. University of York (White Rose etheses online).
- Goodchild, J. and Hardwick, I.J. (2019) ‘Lancashire: The Lower Lune, Lower Wyre and Lower Ribble Environs - Aerial Investigation and Mapping Project’, Historic England Research Report Series 14/2019. Portsmouth: Historic England.
- Hardwick, I.J. (2017) ‘Prehistoric and Romano-British settlement in the Lune Valley, Cumbria: an assessment of recent aerial and field survey’, Transactions of the Cumberland & Westmorland Archaeological & Antiquarian Society, 3rd Series, 17, 23-42.
- Hardwick, I.J. (2017) Cheshire NMP and Lidar Project: Sampling the Peak Fringe, Cheshire Plain and Mersey Valley. Swindon: Historic England.
- Hardwick, I.J. (2016) ‘Note 1. Cheshire National Mapping Programme (NMP) and lidar project: sampling the Peak fringe, Cheshire plain and Mersey valley’, Chester Archaeological Society Journal, 86, 131-133.
- Linford, P.K., Payne, A.W., Linford, N.T., Edwards, Z. and Hardwick, I.J. (2014) ‘Ham Hill, Stoke Sub Hamdon, Somerset: Report on Geophysical Surveys, November 2013’, English Heritage Research Report Series 67/2014. Portsmouth: English Heritage.
- Hardwick, I.J. (2014) ‘NAIS: Upland Pilot, Burton-in-Kendal and Dalton, Cumbria and Lancashire: An Archaeological Landscape Investigation’, English Heritage Research Report Series 10/2014. Portsmouth: English Heritage.
- Hardwick, I.J. and Payne, A.W. (2014) ‘Horton Enclosure, Bishops Cannings, Wiltshire: Report on Geophysical Survey, October 2013’, English Heritage Research Report Series 5/2014. Portsmouth: English Heritage.
- Linford, N.T., Linford, P.K, Hardwick, I.J. and Payne, A.W. (2013) ‘Stonesfield Roman Villa, Oxfordshire: Report on Geophysical Surveys, September 2013’, English Heritage Research Report Series 59/2013. Portsmouth: English Heritage.
- Linford, N.T., Linford, P.K, Hardwick, I.J. and Payne, A.W. (2013) ‘Lakes and Dales NAIS, Kitridding Hill, Lupton, Cumbria: Report on Geophysical Survey, July 2013’, English Heritage Research Report Series 56/2013. Portsmouth: English Heritage.