School of History, Classics & Archaeology

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Professor Jim Crow

M.Litt, BA. F.S.A., F.S.A. (Scot.)

Professor of Classical Archaeology


Contact information
Address: Room 02M.18, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: +44 (0)131 650 2455
Office hours: Tues 11.00-13.00; Thurs 10.00-11.00
Affiliated research centres
Centre for Medieval & Renaissance Studies

I studied Ancient and Medieval History at Birmingham University, with Anthony Bryer and Philip Rahtz, and went on to study Byzantine archaeology at Newcastle University with Martin Harrison, writing a thesis on the late Roman fortifications on the lower Danube, having spent 9 months in Sofia in 1975. I was later a research fellow at the British Institute of Archaeology at Ankara, and was subsequently director of excavations for the National Trust on Hadrian’s Wall from 1982-1989. After a year as lecturer in Ancient History and Archaeology at Warwick University, I was appointed to a lectureship in Archaeology at Newcastle University in 1990. I taught at Newcastle until 2007. My family and I moved to Edinburgh to take up my current post in the summer of 2007.

External appointments

I was Hon. Secretary of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies from 1996-2006; I have a long association with the British Institute at Ankara and I’m currently a member of the research committee. For many years I was on the Hadrian’s wall management plan committee and currently I’m a member of the Antonine Wall research framework panel.

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