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Michael Shanks



Contact Information: 

Email: mshanks@stanford.edu
Website: http://mshanks.com
Mailcode: 2145

Office Hours: 

Thursday 9.00 - 10.00 am Archaeology Center


Research interests: design history and research; archaeological theory; heritage studies and archaeologies of the contemporary past; the archaeology of Grece-Roman urbanism; the regional archaeology of the English-Scottish borders.

Recent books:

Archaeology in the making: conversations through a discipline. Edited with Bill Rathje and Chris Witmore. Routledge 2013.

Archaeology: the discipline of things. With Bjørnar Olsen, Tim Webmoor and Chris Witmore. University of California Press, 2012.

The archaeological imagination. Left Coast Press, 2012.

Archaeologies of presence: art, performance and the persistence of being. Edited with Nick Kaye and Gabriella Giannachi. Routledge, 2012.

Current projects:

An archaeology of antiquity. With Gary Devore. For Oxford University Press.

The Revs Program at Stanford. Automotive archaeology.

From Tyne to Tweed. An archaeology of the English-Scottish borders, including excavations of the Roman town of Binchester.


Selected Courses

Selected Publications

Archaeology in the making: conversations through a discipline 1 January 2013
The Archaeological Imagination 1 March 2012
Archaeology: the discipline of things 1 November 2012
Theatre/Archaeology 1 February 2001
Pearson|Shanks 1993-2013 31 March 2013
Art and the early Greek state 25 March 2004