Ine JacobsIne Jacobs is an Associate Professor of Byzantine Archaeology and Visual Culture at Oxford University. Her research focusses on the development of the Eastern Mediterranean in late antique and Byzantine times. Her DPhil looked into the how and why of late antique and Early Byzantine urban development and representation. In a first postdoctoral fellowship, she investigated the reciprocal relations between the drastic political and religious changes taking place in the Theodosian period on the one hand and the economic developments and general prosperity in the eastern Mediterranean on the other. Since then she has been focussing ever more on the influence of Christianity on contemporary society. She is examining how the augmenting power of bishops over their congregations is expressed in the urban fabric as well as how ordinary people experienced their Christianity.
She was a member of the Sagalassos team (Turkey) between 2003 and 2014 and director of the British Archaeological Project at Grumentum (Italy) between 2012 and 2015. Currently, she participates in the excavations at Aphrodisias (Turkey) and co-direct the Kostoperska Karpa Regional Archaeological Project (FYROM).