skip to content

Faculty of Classics

 

Research

As a Research Associate in the Faculty of Classics, I am primarily working on the Aldborough Roman Town Project, co-directed with Professor Martin Millett. We have been running the project since 2009, mapping the town using geophysical survey and drawing together past work on the site. I have carried out geophysical survey on a wide range of sites, including many Roman sites in Italy when working as an archaeologist for the British School at Rome (2005-2007).

I undertook my BA in Archaeology at the University of Cambridge (2002-2005) and went on to complete an MFA in Illustration at Edinburgh College of Art (2007-2009). Here I began developing narrative visual work around archaeological ideas and landscapes, working particularly with screenprinting. I continue to work as an illustrator, including Stonework with Mark Edmonds (2013), the Exeter Tree Map with Common Ground (2016). I won the Michael Marks Poetry Illustration Prize in 2017 for The Tender Map by Melanie Challenger (2016).

I completed my PhD in Cultural Geography in 2015. My thesis ‘Stone Exposures: A Cultural Geology of the Jurassic Coast’, explored how quarrymen and geologist work with and understand stone on the East Devon/West Dorset coastline. I’m continuing to work on cultural geology projects and publications.

Landscape archaeology; cultural geology; stone and quarrying; art and archaeology; geophysical survey; Roman towns.

Publications

Key publications: 

Media

Writer and Presenter of 'Gypsum and Alabaster' for Cornerstones on BBC Radio 3 https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09kqh7m

Books

Ferraby, R. and Millett, M. (forthcoming). Isurium Brigantum: An Archaeological Survey of Roman Aldborough. London: Society of Antiquaries 

Ferraby, R., Johnson, P., Millett, M. and Wallace, L.M. (eds.) (in press). Thwing, Rudston and the Roman Period Exploitation of the Yorkshire Wolds. Yorkshire Archaeological Report.

Thomas, N., Rylands, F., Ferraby, R. and Cook, I. (eds.) (in press). Attentive Geographies. Axminster: Uniformbooks

Ferraby, R. and Millett, M. 2016. Aldborough (Isurium Brigantum), English Heritage Guidebook. London: English Heritage

Edmonds, M. and Ferraby, R. 2013. Stonework. Stromness: Group VI Press

 

Chapters

Ferraby, R. 2018. Gypsum and Alabaster. In Smalley, M. (ed.) Cornerstones. Little Toller Press

Ferraby, R. 2015. Narrating Change on the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site. In  Harvey, D.C. and Perry, J. (eds.) The Future of Heritage as Climates Change: Loss, Adaptation and Creativity. London: Routledge.

Downes, S., Ferraby, R., Graham, S., Keay, S.  and Millett, M. 2013. Chapter 5: The Finds. In Hay, S., Keay, S. and Millett, M. ‘Ocriculum (Otricoli, Umbria): An Archaeological Survey of the Roman Town’. Archaeological Monographs of the British School at Rome, 22: 122-125. London: The British Academy

Lloyd-Smith, L., Barker, G., Barton, H., Boutikas, E., Britton, D., Datan, I., Davenport, B., Farr, L., Ferraby, R., Nyiri, B. and Upex, B. 2013. ‘The Cultured Rainforest Project.: Preliminary Archaeological Results from the First Two Field Seasons in the Kelabit Highlands, Sarawak, Borneo (2007, 2008)’. In Klokke, M.J. and Degroot, V. (eds.) Unearthing Southeast Asia’s Past: Selected papers from the International Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists, Volume 1. Singapore: NUS Press

 

Recent Journal Articles

Ferraby, R.  2017. Geophysics: Creativity and the Archaeological Imagination. Internet Archaeology, Special Edition: Digital Creativity

Ferraby, R. and Millett, M. (forthcoming). Aldborough (Isurium Brigantum): the origins and development of the Roman town. Journal of the Society of Antiquaries.

Barker, G., Barton, H., Boutsikas, E., Britton, D., Datan, I., Davenport, B., Ewart, I., Farr, L., Ferraby, R., Gosden, C., Hunt, C., Janowski, M. Jones, S., Langub, J., Lloyd-Smith, L., Nyíri, B.,  Pearce, K., and Upex B. 2009. The Cultured Rainforest Project: the second (2008) field season.  Sarawak Museum Journal 66 (New Series 87):119-184

Barker, G., Barton, H., Boutsikas, E., Britton, D., Datan, I., Davenport, B., Ewart, I., Farr, L., Ferraby, R., Gosden, C., Hunt, C., Janowski, M. Jones, S., Langub, J., Lloyd-Smith, L., Nyíri, B.,  Pearce, K., and Upex B. 2009. The Cultured Rainforest Project: Preliminary archaeological results from the first two field seasons (2007, 2008). Proceedings of the 12th Conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists: Leiden September 1st-5th 2008. Leiden: IIAS

 

Books (as illustrator)

Challenger, M. 2016. Tender Maps. Guillemot Press

Smith, J. and Thompson, L. (eds.) 2016. Exeter Tree Tales. Common Ground/Little Toller

 

Research Associate
Co-Director: Aldborough Roman Town Project
Dr Rose  Ferraby

Contact Details

Sidgwick Avenue
Cambridge
CB3 9DA
Not available for consultancy

Affiliations

Latest news

Corbett Lecture 2021, “Sympathy and the Problem of Nature”

6 October 2021

Professor Brooke Holmes, Princeton University, will deliver this year’s Corbett Lecture in G19 on Thursday October 21 at 5.00 p.m.

Collaboration between the Faculty of Classics and the University of Ghana

20 October 2021

We are proud to announce that the Faculty of Classics has established a collaborative link with the University of Ghana, generously funded by the Cambridge-Africa ALBORADA Research fund. Developing new connections with Ghana promises to open up new possibilities for research and teaching, which will be beneficial for both...

SOUNDING ALDBOROUGH 2021 Episode 1

19 October 2021

The podcast for Aldborough Roman Town , written and presented by Dr Rose Ferraby, is now available. See the project page for more information .

Onassis Foundation endowing a fellowship for the creation of a new post in Classics

12 October 2021

A new University post linked to Newnham will continue a College tradition of teaching, research, and taking Classics out into the wider world that goes back more than a century to Jane Harrison. Newnham College, Cambridge is launching the Onassis Classics Fellowship in order to secure a permanent position for the teaching...