Dr Alison Gascoigne
Associate Professor, Director of Programmes
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Dr Alison Gascoigne is an Associate Professor in Medieval Archaeology at the University of Southampton.
I am an Islamic Archaeology specialist, focusing primarily on the earlier medieval Middle East and Central Asia. In particular, I am interested in processes of cultural change in the conversion period of early Islam and beyond, and how such changes manifest themselves in material terms. To date, my archaeological investigations have targeted provincial urban sites, where I examine cultural change at the large scale (urban form), as well as the small scale (the household/domestic assemblage, with particular interest in ceramics). I direct field projects in Egypt, and have also worked in Afghanistan.