Staff Profile


Dr Jay Ingate

Lecturer in Roman and Classical Archaeology

School: School of Humanities & Educational Studies

Campus: To be Decided

Tel: 01227 922152

Profile summary

I am an archaeologist who specialises in studying the Iron Age and Roman transition period in temperate Europe. My research has focused on the complex role of water in the development of urban centres in early Roman Britain. I also have broader interest in theoretical approaches to landscapes and the natural world, the role of archaeology in the 'Environmental Humanities', classical reception in the modern world, and the historiography of archaeology in Britain. 

I received my BA, MA, and PhD from the University of Kent, where I also subsequently worked as an assistant lecturer. Since 2015, I have been part of the archaeology department here at CCCU. 

Teaching and subject expertise

I convene the following modules at CCCU:

Civilisations of the Ancient World

Britannia: oppida to civitates

Roman Lives

Archaeology in Context

External activities

Recent Conference Papers

Revolution, resilience, and adaption: Roman archaeology and our climate crisis (TRAC 2019)

Sensing place in the water of Roman Britain (Classical Association Conference 2017)

Rewilding the water supply (TRAC 2017)

Waterworks and earthworks: why build an aqueduct in Britain (IARSS 2016)

Waterworks: temporal engineering and the creation of place (TRAC 2016)

Bathing with the Britons: reinterpreting the role of urban bathhouses in Roman Britain (TRAC 2015)

Publications and research outputs


2019 - Water and Urbanism in Roman Britain: Hybridity and Identity. Routledge


2020 - Two parts hydrogen, oxygen one? Re-evaluating the role of Roman urban water infrastructure, in I. Selsvold and L. Webb (eds.) Beyond the Romans: posthuman perspectives in Roman archaeology. Oxbow

2018 - Building rivers: how the aqueducts of Roman Britain furthered connections between towns and their riverine settings, in G. Adler and M. Guerci (eds.) Riverine: Architecture and Rivers. Routledge

2013 - Hybrid bridges: an exploration into how traditionally ‘Romanised’ elements of the town interacted with meaning-laden pre-historic waterscapes, in A. Bokern, M. Bolder-Boos, S. Krmnicek, D. Mashek, and S. Page (eds.) TRAC 2012: Proceedings of the Twenty-Second Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Frankfurt 2012. Oxbow


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