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    Dr Gijs Tol

Dr Gijs W. Tol obtained his PhD from the University of Groningen (The Netherlands) in 2012. Before coming to Melbourne he worked as a post-doctoral researcher and Lecturer in the Netherlands and Italy (La Sapienza University, Rome). He specializes in the archaeology and material culture of Roman Italy and currently co-directs two international field projects in modern-day Lazio and Tuscany respectively. His most recent publications include An integrated approach to the study of local production an exchange in the lower Pontine Plain (Journal of Roman Archaeology 29, 2016) and a co-edited volume entitled, Rural communities in a globalizing economy: new perspectives on the economic integration of Roman Italy (Brill, 2017).