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Dominique Goddard

Dominique Goddard

Supervisor: Alessandro Launaro

College: St. John's

Thesis: Commonwares and consumer identity in Roman Italy


BA Classics (2014 - 2018) St. John's College, University of Cambridge (with an exchange year at Collegio Ghislieri, Università di Pavia)

Laurea Magistrale in Archeologia Classica (2018 - 2021) Università La Sapienza, Roma

PhD in Classics (2021 - ongoing) St. John's College, University of Cambridge

Research Interests

My PhD thesis seeks to explore local identity and consumer tastes through the study of Roman commonware pottery in central Tyrrhenian Italy during the imperial period.

Other Professional Activities

Vice Field Director at the Cambridge University excavation at Interamna Lirenas

Member of the MACH research group (

Key Publications

Bellini, G. R., Goddard, D., Grunwald, D., Launaro, A., Leone, N. and Millett, M. J. (2019). Interamna Lirenas (Research Report 2019). In “Papers of the British School at Rome” 87. 

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Teaching Classics in the time of Covid-19

Mar 02, 2021

Dr Renaud Gagné, Director of Undergraduate Studies, discusses the on-going challenges and adaptations made by the Faculty as the Covid-19 crisis continues and Lent term began under a renewed lockdown.

Research in Lockdown: fieldwork postponed

Mar 01, 2021

Rachel Phillips describes some of the challenges faced during the pandemic by doctoral students engaged in full time research.

Unveiling the Invisible: Analysing Roman pottery

Feb 25, 2021

Archaeologists Alessandro Launaro, Senior Lecturer, and Ninetta Leone, Research Associate, have been working as members of the Cambridge MACH group to develop mathematical approaches to the classification of Roman pottery, part of the “Unveiling the Invisible” project funded by the Leverhulme Trust.

The Faculty reports with great sadness the death of John Easterling

Feb 23, 2021

A Fellow of Trinity from 1958, and Secretary of Trinity College Council for very many years, John was a University Assistant Lecturer in Classics (Ancient Philosophy) before he was appointed to the Office of University Draftsman at the Old Schools. John died on 23 February after a long illness.

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