Institute of Archaeology


Lucia Gahlin - Honorary Research Associate

Lucia Gahlin

Lucia Gahlin is an occasional lecturer for the University of Bristol's Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, and teaches for the University of Exeter's Graduate School of Education. She has taught at UCL and the Universities of Warwick and Exeter, and in Continuing Education for Birkbeck College and the Universities of Surrey, Sussex, Reading and Bristol. She has taught Key Stage 2 students using objects in the UCL Petrie Museum and is involved in the Petrie Museum's programme of object-centred learning for students; Friends of the Petrie Museum; and other adult learners.

She was Amarna Archaeological Research Data Administrator in the Petrie Museum, working with Stephen Quirke on a redisplay of Amarna material; and Small Finds Registrar at Tell el-Amarna in Egypt.

Formerly a Trustee of the Egypt Exploration Society, she is Chair of the Friends of the Petrie Museum, offering opportunities for public impact, UCL student involvement, and helping to organise lectures and study days bringing specialists in Egyptian archaeology to UCL students. She collaborates with the staff of the Petrie Museum in her teaching and in a variety of other events and learning experiences in, and linked with, the museum. She is also Deputy Director of Bloomsbury Summer School affiliated to UCL's Department of History, organising short courses and study days on Ancient Egypt and the Ancient Near East, both at UCL but also in Egypt, and offering opportunities for UCL student involvement. She leads study tours to Egypt and lectures around the world, most recently in Australia and New Zealand.

Research Interests

  • Settlement archaeology in Egypt
  • Social history of ancient Egypt
  • Private religion
  • Material culture of Tell el-Amarna
  • Object-centred learning

Selected recent publications

  • Chapters in Rathbone, D. (ed.) (2009) Civilizations of the Ancient World. Thames & Hudson.
  • Chapters in Wilkinson, T. (ed.) (2007) The Egyptian World. Routledge.
  • (2001) Egypt. Gods, Myths and Religion. Anness.