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March 22, 2014


Elizabeth A. Walker ( Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales & University of Wales Trinity Saint David

Elizabeth is Principal Curator of Palaeolithic and Mesolithic Archaeology at Amgueddfa Cymru – National Museum Wales, where she has been employed since 1986. She has recently registered as a part-time PhD student of the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.
Elizabeth has undertaken research and has published in the fields of Welsh Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology focusing on the history of collecting, both by individuals and by Welsh museums. Her MPhil, also undertaken at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, focused on the history of collecting by museums across South Wales throughout the twentieth century.
Elizabeth’s recent publications include histories of collecting at caves in North Wales, including Pontnewydd Cave, Cefn Caves, Ffynnon Beuno and Cae Gwyn. She has also examined the work of some individual collectors, including Henry Stopes, whose large collection of Palaeolithic artefacts is housed in the National Museum Wales.
Elizabeth’s current research interest lies with researching, understanding and releasing the potential of historic museum collections and using these as a foundation for new thinking about Palaeolithic and Mesolithic archaeology today.


Apen (Carmen) Ruiz Martinez ( Universitat Oberta de Catalunya

Apen (Carmen) Ruiz Martinez (MA Stanford; Ph.D  Anthropology University of Texas at Austin) is an archaeologist specialized in the history of Latin American archaeology. Her research interests include women in archaeological practice, archaeological heritage, nationalism and uses of the past. She has written several articles on  collecting practices (Antipoda), gender and archaeology (Cuadernos Pagu, Cuicuilco). Her book entitled “Insiders and Outsiders in Mexican Archaeology (1890-1920) is about to be published by the Museo de Antropologia in Mexico City. Currently she is based in Barcelona, where she teaches at the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya and in an Erasmus Mundus M.A on International Cooperation at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya. In the context of this MA she oriented a student who wrote a thesis on heritage and international cooperation in Nepal. Currently she is oriented an MA student who works on the role of social platforms around the theme of heritage in urban renewal projects in Barcelona.
Besides teaching and research, since she returned to Barcelona in 2004, she has worked as an archaeological consultant, and did several projects focusing on vernacular landscapes and dry stone heritage in Tarragona. She is currently a member of the EU-funded Heritage Values Network project (JPI-JHEP)


William Stenhouse ( Yeshiva University, New York

I work on the sixteenth- and seventeenth-century reception of Greek and Roman antiquities: locating, collecting, publishing, etc. I’ve published two books on the collection and study of classical inscriptions, and I’m now working on late renaissance histories of Greece and a wider examination of the understanding of antiquities in this period. More the prehistory than the history of archaeology! For more info, please visit my page.


Susan M. Dixon ( La Salle University, Philadelphia PA

Susan M. Dixon is Associate Professor of Art History and Chair of the Fine Arts Department at La Salle University. Her research interests include Giovanni Battista Piranesi, Rodolfo Lanciani, and classical archaeology as practiced in late-19th-century Rome. For more info, please visit and La Salle University pages.

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