British history between 1500 and 1700; the history of paganism, shamanism, magic and witchcraft, and of attitudes to those phenomena
Professor John Baines FBA
About this Fellow
John Baines was Professor of Egyptology in the University of Oxford from 1976 to 2013. He taught formerly at the University of Durham. He has held visiting appointments, in departments of Egyptology, anthropology, art history and archaeology, and Near Eastern Studies, at universities in Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America. Throughout his career he has sought to integrate the study of ancient Egypt into the wider discourse of the humanities and social sciences. He is a member of the American Philosophical Society and an honorary member of the American Oriental Society.
Classical archaeology; the material culture of the eastern Mediterranean and western Asia, particularly in Hellenistic and Roman times; archaeologies of landscape, imperialism, sacred space, and memory
The politics, religion, and art of Pre-Columbian urban societies in Central Mexico; the history and development of Mesoamerican archaeology
Studies archaeological human remains; her key research interests are contextual approaches to past human health (palaeopathology); ethical considerations and and human remains; the relevance of past health to contemporary health; evolutionary approaches to the origin and history of infectious diseases; big data projects in palaeopathology; public engagement