Professor Martin Millett

Head of School at School of Arts & Humanities, University of Cambridge

Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge
Head of the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Cambridge

Professor Martin Millett is the Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology in the Faculty of Classics at the University of Cambridge. He is also the Head of the School of Arts and Humanities within the University. His research interests focus on the social and economic archaeology of the Roman world, and the interactions between the Classical World and indigenous societies.

He is currently undertaking fieldwork in two contrasting regions. In the first, in Northern England, near the margins of the Roman Empire his team has been undertaking a long-term study of settlement and economy, focusing in particular on patterns of local variation. Currently this work focuses on the Roman town of Isurium Brigantium (Aldborough). In the other, at the centre of the Empire, Professor Millett is a member of two research groups, one investigating the archaeology of Portus - the principal port of imperial Rome, the other looking at early Roman colonization in southern Lazio, focused on the town of Interamna Lirenas.