Dr. Robin Brigand

Robin Brigand studied history and archaeology in Romania and France and received a master degree in archaeology, territories and environment from Université de Franche-Comté in 2006. Following this, he obtained a Ph D from the Université de Franche-Comté and Università degli Studi di Padua with a thesis entitled “Enturiations romaines et dynamique des parcellaires: une approche diachronique des formes rurales et urbaines de la plaine centrale de Venise, Italy”.
His research ranges from landscape analysis to the modelling of settlement patterns from the Neolithic to the modern era. His study fields are France, Italy and Moldovia but also comprise a diachronic perspective over land occupation and landscape construction. The understanding of environmental constraints is essential for him, whether in respect to the studies of Neolithic settlement patterns, dynamics of Roman agrarian field systems or urban and rural planning.
Robin Brigand`s work turns towards the setting of an ethnohistoric and ethnoarchaeologic survey of Romanian traditional societies. During his fellowship at Topoi he focused on the Bythinia area through agrarian/ urban morphology and geographical data to underline specific forms of land improvement during Antiquity.