A view of Singleton Campus including Singleton Park and the beach, with the sea stretching into the horizon
Profile of Dr Joanne Berry

Professor Joanne Berry

Professor, Classics

Email address

Academic Office - 201
Second Floor
James Callaghan
Singleton Campus
Available For Postgraduate Supervision


Jo Berry is a Roman historian who specialises in the material culture of Roman Italy, particularly Pompeii and the other cities in the Bay of Naples. She is the author of The Complete Pompeii (Thames and Hudson, 2007), co-editor (with Andrew Wallace-Hadrill) of The Cultural History of the Home: Antiquity (Bloomsbury, 2020), and co-editor (with Rebecca Benefiel) of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook to Pompeii and Environs (Oxford University Press). 

Jo is School Education Lead for Swansea University's School of Culture and Communication. 

Areas Of Expertise

  • Roman urbanism
  • Roman material culture, esp. household artefacts
  • Domestic life and houses
  • Pompeii and Herculaneum
  • Roman social history

Career Highlights

Teaching Interests

Roman history in all periods
Pompeii and the Cities of Vesuvius
Italy before the Romans
Roman visual culture