Staff Profile:Professor Michael Fulford CBE FBA

Professor Michael Fulford
Job Title:
  • Director, Silchester Town Life Project
  • Chair, Committee for the Museum of English Rural Life
  • Chair, Comittee for Museums, Archives and Collections
  • Chair, Forum for Rural Research
Areas of Interest:
  • Roman urban archaeology, economy and trade, material culture, landscape and technology
Research groups / Centres:

Social Archaeology Research Group

Key Facts:

Professor Michael Fulford was promoted Professor of Archaeology at the University of Reading in 1988, following previous appointments as Reader (1985) and Lecturer (1974). He has served as Dean of the former Faculty of Letters and Social Sciences (1994-1997) and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Teaching and Learning (1998-2004). He chairs the University's Committee for the Museum of English Rural Life, the Committee for Museums, Archives and Collections, and the Forum for Rural Research. His principal research interests are in Roman archaeology, particularly in the fields of urbanism, economy, material culture, technology and trade.

He directs the Roman Town Insula IX 'Town Life' Project, which is in its eighteenth year and is currently supported by several grants, including the Calleva Foundation and the Headley Trust, and other sources of funding:

  • The Leverhulme Trust is funding a major project: Evaluation of PPG 16, 'grey' literature and the rural settlement of Roman Britain, 2012-15, in collaboration with Professor Julian Richards and the Archaeology Data Service, University of York. The project also involves a further major collaboration with Cotswold Archaeology with funding from English Heritage.
  • The AHRC recently funded a major research project, the Samian pottery industries of Roman Gaul (2008-12) in collaboration with the University of Leeds and the Römisch-Germanisches Zentralmuseum, Mainz, Germany.
  • The JISC recently funded VERA (Virtual Environments for Research in Archaeology) in collaboration with the School of Systems Engineering at Reading, University College London and the York Archaeological Trust.

He was elected Fellow of the British Academy in 1994 and is currently Treasurer and Vice-President, having previously served as Chair of the Committee for Academy-Sponsored Schools and Institutes. He is Chair of the Roman Research Trust and Vice-President of the Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies. He was Chair of RAE 2008 Main Panel H (Architecture and the Built Environment, Town & Country Planning, Geography and Environmental Studies, Archaeology).

Professor Michael Fulford was appointed CBE in the New Years honours 2011.

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