Dr Luke Lavan

Lecturer in Archaeology
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Dr Luke Lavan


Dr Luke Lavan was educated at the universities of Durham, Oxford and Nottingham. He joined the University of Kent as a Lecturer in Archaeology in 2007 from the Katholieke University Leuven (Belgium), where he had worked as a Post- Doctoral Fellow on the Sagalassos Project (in modern Turkey). Before that he was Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Humboldt Foundation, University of Cologne, the British Institute of Archaeology in Ankara, and the Collège de France in Paris. 

Research interests

Luke is the series editor of Late Antique Archaeology and is director of the Centre for Late Antique Archaeology.  

He is particularly interested in the everyday use of space in the Late Antique and Early Medieval city (AD 300-700), drawing on archaeological, textual and epigraphic evidence from across the Roman Empire. Luke is currently responsible for field archaeology instruction, and was co-director of the Kent-Berlin Ostia Project.


Luke teaches modules on archaeology and late antiquity.

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