Ian Ralston#


Ian Ralston
Email:ian.ralston 'at' ed.ac.uk
Membership Number:4220
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:UNITED KINGDOM
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Username:iralston
Homepage: http://ianralston.co.uk




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2013, August - 2016, July: Head of School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • 2012, August: Election to the Abercromby Professorship of Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • 2006 August - 2007 March: Brown Fellow and Visiting Professor of Anthropology, University of the South, Sewanee, TN, USA
  • 1998, August - 2012, July: Personal Chair in Later European Prehistory, University of Edinburgh
  • 1990, August - 1998, July: Senior Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • 1990, August - 2000, July Director, Centre for Field Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • 1985 August - 1990, July: Lecturer in Archaeology, University of Edinburgh
  • 1977 September - 1985 July: Lecturer in Geography / Archaeology, University of Aberdeen
  • 1974 September - 1977 August: Research Fellow in Archaeology, University of Aberdeen

Fields of Scholarship
  • Temperate European later prehistory
  • British prehistory (particularly Scotland) from the Mesolithic to the post-Roman period
  • Iron Age archaeology of western Europe, particularly settlements
  • Applied archaeology, especially the development of appropriate frameworks for applied research
  • History of archaeology
  • Early Historic Archaeology of Scotland

Honours and Awards
  • 2012 D Litt, University of Edinburgh
  • 2011 Dalrymple Lecturer, University of Glasgow
  • 2009 Officer of the British Empire (OBE) for services to archaeology in Scotland, Queen’s Birthday Honours
  • 2006 Fellow, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • 1988 Fellow, Society of Antiquaries of London
  • 1987 Member of the Institute of Field Archaeologists, now the Chartered Institute of Field Archaeologists
  • 1984 Correspondant étranger, AOROC, UMR-8546-6, CNRS, Ecole normale supérieure, Paris, France

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