Professor Chris Gosden

Research Profile

Current Activities

Chris is the Principal Investigator for the ERC funded HORSEPOWER project in collaboration with the British Museum and colleagues at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) and, the Leibniz-Zentrum für Archäologie (LEIZA).

Previously Chris directed the English Landscape and Identities project looking at the history of the English Landscape from 1500 BC to AD 1088 (funded by the ERC), and the European Celtic Art in Context project, exploring Celtic art and its eastern connections (funded by the Leverhulme Trust).  Chris is also finishing a project on the English Collections of the Pitt Rivers Museum (funded by the ESRC).


HORSEPOWER: China, Mongolia and the steppe

European Celtic Art in Context

English Landscapes Project

Hillforts of the Ridgeway

Vale and Ridgeway Project


Undergraduate teaching

Lecturer for core papers:

  • Honour Moderations -  Introduction to World Archaeology
  • FHS - Social Analysis and Interpretation
  • FHS - Cultural Representations, Beliefs and Practices
  • FHS - Landscape and Ecology

Postgraduate teaching

Postgraduate taught course options in: