Eighth Plenary Speaker Announced!

Matthew Fitzjohn


Matthew Fitzjohn is an archaeologist in the department of Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology at the University of Liverpool. Matthew’s research is primarily focused on the archaeology of Italy and Greece from the Iron Age through to the Classical period (First millennium BCE). His work investigates the relations between people and the places that they inhabit by developing historical geographies of everyday life at a range of scales (in domestic spaces, city and countryside). These relations are examined in a number of his publications on domestic architecture, and how the fragments of ancient houses can be used as the building blocks to help articulate his ideas on embodied learning and the role of habitual bodily practices on identity formation across the Greek world. Matthew is heavily involved in undergraduate and postgraduate archaeology teaching. His research on houses and experiences, and the digital methods he uses to analyse material. An important part of his teaching is using digital technology and enquiry based learning.

Most recently, Matthew has been working with educators in Primary and Secondary schools in the UK on a research project, funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to develop ways to enhance pupil experience and engagement as they learn about Ancient Greece.