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Corisande Fenwick
  • c.fenwick@ucl.ac.uk
  • Direct: +44 (0)20 7679 4746
  • Internal: 24746
  • Room 502
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Corisande Fenwick

Research Interests

Roman, Late Antique & Islamic archaeology; North Africa and Mediterranean archaeology; Empires & Imperialism; Landscape studies; Death and burial; Spatial analysis

Current Research Project

'Building God’s Empire in the New Roman West', funded by the Leverhulme Trust examines the tense relationship between religion and empire in the sixth-century Mediterranean. Earlier scholarship has considered these issues through close study of religious texts and Christian iconography, but the most substantial dataset for the period – the hundreds of churches built or restored in Africa, Italy and Spain after the Byzantine reconquest – has yet to be systematically analysed. The project combines quantitative analysis of church-building trends with close study of how churches ‘worked’ in towns and the countryside to understand religion, politics and imperialism in late antiquity.

Research Directory Records

Professional History

  • 2014-16: Leverhulme Early Career Fellowship Award (ECF-2013-527; awarded May 2013)2015-16: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, UCL Institute of Archaeology2014-15: Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, School of Archaeology and Ancient History, University of Leicester
  • 2013-14: Postdoctoral Fellow, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, Brown University
  • 2012-13: Geballe Dissertation Prize Fellowship, Humanities Center, Stanford University
  • 2012: Summer Scholar, National Endowment for Humanities
  • 2008-9: International Dissertation Research Fellowship, Social Science Research Council
  • 2006-12: Graduate Fellowship, Stanford University

Educational Background

  • 2013: PhD Archaeology, Department of Anthropology, Stanford University
  • 2011: MA Classics, Department of Classics, Stanford University
  • 2006: BA (First Class Honours) Archaeology, Classics and Classical Art, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

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