Classics, Ancient History, Archaeology and Egyptology is home to a number of externally-funded projects advancing our discipline.
Some are based wholly in Manchester, some are collaborative ventures with colleagues based in other universities or organisations. The department is also closely involved with The John Rylands Research Institute and Library and in particular its project on the world-renowned Rylands Papryi.
Establishing how many collections of Greco-Roman letters exist, and how they are ordered.
Making UK collections of Ancient Athenian inscriptions accessible to a wider audience.
The Tell Nabasha Survey Project investigates the archaeological remains of the ancient site of Imet in the Northeastern Nile Delta.
Investigating chronological developments in the Later Neolithic and Earliest Bronze Age of Britain and Ireland, making use of recent developments in radiocarbon dating.
The project focuses on material culture in graves and other formal mortuary contexts in Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age Britain, c. 4000 BC to AD 50.
The Cretan settlement of Karphi has exceptional potential to illuminate questions of social and economic change in the Late Bronze-Early Iron Age transition.