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Name Eleri Cousins
Position Lecturer in Roman History
Institutional Affiliation University of Lancaster
Research Interests

I work on the role played by ritual and religion (broadly defined!) in the construction of provincial society and identity in the Roman Empire, in particular Britain, Gaul, and Germany. My research sits at the intersection of ancient history and archaeology, and I am especially interested in the connections between ritual and landscape in the Roman world. My previous work focused on the Roman sanctuary at Bath and my first book, The Sanctuary at Bath in the Roman Empire, was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2020. My current major research project explores religious practices in the Alps during the Roman period. In this work, I combine an emphasis on the lived experience of ancient religion with archaeological approaches to landscape to explore how Alpine populations used, and were affected by, the mountains in their engagement with the divine. In addition to this project, I also have active research interests in the dynamics of religion and society on Hadrian’s Wall, in Roman provincial art, and in 18th and 19th century antiquarian culture in Britain.


The Sanctuary at Bath in the Roman Empire (Cambridge University Press 2020)

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