School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Dr Ben Russell

BA, MSt, DPhil (Oxon)

Senior Lecturer; Classical Archaeology


Contact information
Address: Room 00M.27, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 3472

Classics Graduate Officer

Curator of Classics Collections


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. Between 2011 and 2013 I worked on a Leverhulme-funded project on Roman sculptural techniques at King’s College London. I joined the department in Edinburgh in 2013 and was promoted to Senior Lecturer in 2017.