Gethin Rees

Gethin Rees is a full-time research associate for the project. His role involves developing theory and methods to use  geographical information systems to study religion and medieval history. He is based at the Centre for Advanced Religious and Theological Studies at the Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge.

In 2001, he was awarded a B.A. in Archaeology from Durham University. His M.A. in Archaeology was awarded in 2004 from University College, London. Dr. Rees received a PhD in archaeology from the University of Cambridge in 2010. He studied at Wolfson College and his thesis was titled ‘Buddhism and Donation: Rock-cut Monasteries of the Western Ghats’.

In 2010 he was a Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science Research Fellow working at Kansai University, Osaka, Japan.

His research interests are geographical information systems, archaeology of religion, landscape archaeology and digital applications in the humanities.


‘Subsistence and the Samgha: the Rock-cut Monastery at Karad and its Hinterland’, in South Asian Archaeology 2007: Proceedings of the 19th Meeting of the European Association of South Asian Archaeology in Ravenna, Italy, July 2007. Volume II: Historic Periods. BAR S2133, eds. P. Callieri & L. Colliva (2010), 275–285.

‘A Hiatus in the Cutting of Buddhist Caves in the Western Deccan’, Ancient Asia 2. (2009), 119–129.

‘Greek Moulds and South Asian Figurines. Hellenistic Migration and the Production of Figurines at Taxila, Pakistan’, in Movement of Peoples in the Archaeological Record, Archaeological Review from Cambridge 23.2, ed. E. Lightfoot (2008), 47–67.

  • Mapping the Jewish communities of the Byzantine Empire
  • is funded by:
  • ERC
  • and hosted by:
  • University of Cambridge