The University of Sheffield
Department of Archaeology

Dr Jane RempelJane Rempel

Lecturer in Classical Archaeology

PhD (University of Michigan 2004), MA (University of Michigan 2000), MSt (Oxford 1996), BA (Wilfrid Laurier University 1995)

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Telephone: +44 (0)114 2222938

Department address

Northgate House
West Street
Sheffield S1 4ET


I have been trained as a Classical Archaeologist, with degrees from Canadian, British and American institutions, and have at Sheffield since completing my PhD in 2004.

My research interests focus on Greek archaeology, specifically issues surrounding colonisation and social interaction at the margins of the ancient Greek world. Other areas of interest include the Hellenistic east and the question of `hellenisation,´ landscape archaeology and funerary commemoration. I have done fieldwork in Italy, Greece, Ukraine and Russia and Armenia.

Research interests

Current research projects / collaborations

Research supervision

I am interested in supervising research students on the following topics:

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Selected publications

2011 ‘Burial in the Bosporan kingdom: local traditions in regional context(s),’ in M. Carroll and J. Rempel (eds) Living Through The Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world, 21-46. Oxbow.

M. Carroll and J. Rempel (eds). 2011. Living through the Dead: Burial and commemoration in the Classical world. Oxbow.

In press. ‘Eleusinian adornment? Demeter and the Bolshaia Bliznitsa burials’ in M. Carroll and J.P. Wilde (eds) Dressing the Dead: Clothing, textiles and bodily adornment from funerary contexts in the Graeco-Roman world. Amberly Publishing.

In process. ‘Demeter and the Black Sea: ‘Priestly’ burials and mystery cult connections’

In process. ‘Of kings and archons: Mounded burial traditions in the Bosporan kingdom’

Full publications list

Other professional activities

I am founder and co-organiser of the Medieval and Ancient Research Seminars at the University of Sheffield. MARS is a seminar series that brings together the wealth of research conducted on the ancient and medieval worlds within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

I have also been involved in the recent revival of the Sheffield branch of the Classical Association.