Professor Alison Gascoigne

Professor Alison Gascoigne

Head of Department

Research interests

  • Archaeology of the Islamic world
  • Archaeological ceramics
  • Medieval Egyptian urbanism

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Alison L. Gascoigne holds a Professorship in Archaeology at the University of Southampton, having gained her PhD at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests lie mainly in Egypt, with particular focus on the archaeology of urbanism from late antiquity to the late medieval period. She has co-directed a programme of fieldwork at the important site of Tell Tinnis in Lake Manzala, published as The Island City of Tinnis: A Postmortem by the Institut français d’archéologie orientale du Caire in 2020. She has an additional specialism in the study of archaeological ceramics. She has also published on the archaeology of Old Cairo/Fustat, Hisn al-Bab (Aswan), and the North Kharga Oasis in Egypt, as well as the sites of Jam and the Bala Hissar, Kabul, in Afghanistan.