The Romans and us

This is a Archaeology Subject Spotlight with Dr Jay Ingate from Canterbury Christ Church University. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Archaeology.

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This Subject Spotlight takes a dive into the impact of archaeology on the modern world, tracing it back to Roman times. Dr Jay Ingate provides a specific focus on what archaeology actually is, and its importance in the modern world. He then explores the many lasting effects the Romans have had on our modern society - from politics to water pipes - and what we can still learn to strengthen our future society. Finally, Jay sets you a task to think critically to interpret the significance of key Roman places and artefacts.

About Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has campuses in Canterbury and Medway offering great locations for studying. One of only a handful of universities to have a campus in a World Heritage Site and with coastline and countryside nearby, the main campus in Canterbury is less than an hour from London by high-speed train. CCCU has invested heavily in facilities with the new multi-million pound STEM building and the creative arts hub providing an innovative learning experience with industry level facilities. Courses at CCCU offer strong routes into careers and employment, from medicine and teaching, to engineering, sport science, computing and games design. In fact, CCCU is 1st in the UK for graduates.

Meet the academics

Dr Jay Ingate

Dr Jay Ingate is a Senior Lecturer in Roman and Classical Archaeology and Course Director of the Archaeology BA within the School of Humanities and Educational Studies at Canterbury Christ Church University. He is an archaeologist who specialises in studying the Iron Age and Roman transition period in temperate Europe, with research that focuses on the complex role of water in the development of urban centres in early Roman Britain. Jay also has broader interest in theoretical approaches to landscapes and the natural world, the role of archaeology in the 'environmental humanities', classical reception in the modern world, and the historiography of archaeology in Britain.

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