School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Sophie Moore

Lecturer in Medieval Archaeology


Dr Sophie Moore is a Byzantine Archaeologist and Archaeological Theorist. Her research focuses on the experienced nature of the human past, using phenomenological approaches to material culture alongside textual sources to investigate possible lived moments in the Byzantine world, such as singing in church, shrouding the dead, or viewing an icon.  She is a member of the TORCH network ‘New Critical Approaches to the Byzantine World’, an interdisciplinary network of early career Byzantinists which aims to disrupt standard narratives of Byzantine history. She is also a member of the Sagalassos Fieldwork Project in South West Turkey, where she is using course ware ceramics to investigate the ‘dark age’ at the point of transformation from urban ‘Roman’ space to something else at some point in the 7th or 8th century AD.


Semester 1:

ARA2092 The Medieval World 400 - 1500

ARA8180 Medieval Western Europe