Archaeologist, author & lecturer
Ian Colvin is a Byzantinist and historian, who works for the University of Cambridge School Classics Project and has taught at the University of Cambridge and the University of Winchester. As part of his doctorate on the Byzantine Emperor Justinian’s Wars in the South Caucasus, he studied modern and classical Georgian at Oxford. In 2001 he founded the Anglo-Georgian excavations at Nokalakevi in Georgia, of which he is still Director. He has more than twenty year’s experience of studying and teaching the history and archaeology of Georgia and the South Caucasus, has introduced more than 200 students to the joys of Georgian archaeology over the years, and has led a number of tours to the region since 2013.