Person

Henrik Gerding

Professor

  • Classical archaeology and ancient history
  • Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail henrik.gerdingklass.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30

I am professor in classical archaeology and ancient history at Lund University. Having studied mathematics, architecture and classics at Lund University, I took a PhD in classical archaeology and ancient history in 2002. The dissertation constituted a close study of a Roman sepulchral monument: the tomb of Caecilia Metella. After a postdoc at the Department of classics, Royal Holloway College, London, I held the position as assistant professor at the Department of archaeology and ancient history in Uppsala, where I also acted as director of studies. I was awarded the docentship in 2008. In the spring of 2010 I returned to work at Lund University, first as a research fellow and then as senior lecturer. My research mostly revolves around Greek and Roman architecture and I am presently running several projects concerning the early use of fired bricks in antiquity, the ancient Greek city of Hermione and the Republican Forum Romanum in Rome respectively.

Research

My profile in Lund University research portal

My research is mainly oriented towards ancient architecture, both Greek and Roman, but I have also written on topics such as archaeological theory, chronology, Roman prosopography and social history. My doctoral thesis, The tomb of Caecilia Metella: tumulus, tropaeum and thymele, constitutes a close study of a Roman sepulchral monument with the aim of understanding the ideas and intentions behind its design and layout. In this, and other, research I have employed digital acquisition techniques and 3D-modelling as tools for analysis.

From my work on the dissertation has grown a continued and deepened interest in three interrelated topics: architecture as a reflection of the spread of cultural phenomena and technical innovations; the early use and development of fired brick and brick construction; monuments as manifestations of their historical context. Investigations are conducted separately within all three areas of research but have been especially fruitful in those instances where they overlap.

Between 2003 and 2013 I participated in an international research project on ancient shipsheds, Shipsheds in the ancient Mediterranean, funded by the Leverhulme Foundation. Shipsheds were used from the Late Archaic period onwards for storage of war ships and constituted an important part of ancient military infrastructure. My current research projects concern Hellenistic fired bricks, the ancient city of Hermione and the Basilica Sempronia in Rome.

 

Books (3)

Editorships (1)

Articles (13)

Book chapters (15)

Conference contributions (4)

Reports (1)

Working papers (2)

Reviews (2)

Articles in specialist publications and popular press (6)

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Supervision at Lund University (1)

Teaching

Henrik Gerding

Professor

  • Classical archaeology and ancient history
  • Department of Archaeology and Ancient History

Contact information

E-mail henrik.gerdingklass.luse

Visiting address
Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address
Box 192, 221 00 Lund

Internal post code 30