Congratulations to Eleri Cousins, who has been appointed to a two-year Lectureship in Ancient History and Archaeology. She will be joining the School in September 2016. Eleri has recently finished her PhD in Cambridge. Her research is focused on the role played by ritual and religion (broadly defined) in the construction of provincial society and identity in the Roman Empire. She is currently writing a monograph based on her doctoral research on the Roman sanctuary site at Aquae Sulis (modern Bath, UK). She is also starting work on a new project, which will examine regional religious practices in the parts of the Roman provinces of Gaul, Germany, and Raetia which today make up modern-day Switzerland and nearby areas in France and Germany.