School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Guy Middleton

Visiting Fellow

Background

Interests

My two major interests are 1) the archaeology of Late Bronze Age Greece, the Aegean, and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the transition to the Early Iron Age, and 2) the archaeology, historiography, and discourses of collapse.

Current and Recent Projects

I am currently working on a new introduction to the archaeology of the Late Bronze Age Aegean for Cambridge University Press as well as the Oxford Classical Dictionary entry on Late Bronze Age collapse, and several other publications.

In April 2017 I gave a series of lectures on collapse at Charles University, Prague, as a guest of the Director of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. I have been invited to Princeton University in October 2017 to talk about climate change and collapse theory.

Positions Held

  • Visting Fellow, School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • Project Associate Professor, Tokyo University (2008-2015)
  • Associate Lecturer, Northumbria University (2003-present)

Education

  • PhD ('The collapse of palatial society in LBA Greece and the postpalatial period'), Durham University
  • MA Museum Studies, Newcastle University (distinction)
  • MEd (Applied Linguistics), Open University
  • BA(Hons) Ancient History and Archaeology, Newcastle University (first class)
  • BA(Hons) Humanities with English Language, Open University (first class)



Research

Interests

My two major interests are 1) the archaeology of Late Bronze Age Greece, the Aegean, and the Eastern Mediterranean, and the transition to the Early Iron Age, and 2) the archaeology, historiography, and discourses of collapse.


Current and Recent Projects

I am currently working on a new introduction to the archaeology of the Late Bronze Age Aegean for Cambridge University Press as well as the Oxford Classical Dictionary entry on Late Bronze Age collapse, and several other publications.

In April 2017 I gave a series of lectures on collapse at Charles University, Prague, as a guest of the Director of the Czech Institute of Egyptology. I have been invited to Princeton University in October 2017 to talk about climate change and collapse theory.


Teaching

I currently work with international students and teachers, developing academic skills, as an associate lecturer at Northumbria University.

Publications