Professor Simon Keay
Professor, Associate Dean, Research & Enterprise
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Professor Simon Keay is a Professor of Archaeology at the University of Southampton and a Fellow of the British Academy.
I have been at the University of Southampton since 1985. I specialise in the archaeology of the Roman Empire, with particular interests in Iberia, Italy and Roman commerce. I have been the Principal Investigator on numerous international research projects, including the Ager Tarraconensis survey, the AHRC funded projects Urban Connectivity in Iron Age and Roman Southern Spain, and the Roman Towns in the Middle and Lower Tiber Valley, and have directed excavations and geophysical survey at a range of sites in Spain and Italy. Since 2006 I have been Director of the AHRC-funded Portus Project as well as the Roman Port Networks Project.
I am also Research Professor and Director of Archaeology at the British School at Rome (2006- ), Corresponding Member of the Institut Catala d'Estudis Catalans, member of the International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Institut Catala d'Arqueologia Classica, the International Committee of the Tabula Imperii Romani, chairs AHRC Panel C research applications. I am a member of the AHRC Peer Review College, serve on the editorial boards of numerous Spanish and Italian journals and am a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. I also have extensive experience of working with television and radio.