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HARN WELCOMES NEW MEMBERS

February 18, 2016

OUR NETWORK IS GROWING AND WE HAVE TWO NEW MEMBERS TO WELCOME:

Sophie Brockmann (sophie.brockmann@sas.ac.uk) School of Advanced Study, University of London

My current project is on archaeologists and other field researchers in Central America, c.1880-1940. I’m interested in the relationship between archaeologists and local populations, the commercial and social networks that supported archaeologists, as well as mapping and other processes of exploring and recording landscapes in relation to archaeological excavation. I am also in the process of completing the manuscript of my first monograph, based on my dissertation and entitled “Visions of Useful Nature”. It concerns the history of natural history and landscape in late-colonial Guatemala (1768-1838) and features some chapters on the Maya site of Palenque, and the status of archaeological sites in Central America after independence from Spain in 1821. For further information, see my academia page.

Meira Gold (mg750@cam.ac.uk) University of Cambridge

I am a PhD student in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge. I previously studied at the University of Toronto, where I received an Hon. BA in Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology and MA in Egyptology. My dissertation examines the relationship between places and practices in late 19th century British Egyptology, focusing on how and where archaeological knowledge was produced, and how archaeological ideas achieved credibility through circulation. My research engages with geographies of scientific knowledge, histories of collecting, and the visual language of 19th century archaeology.

Welcome, Sophie and Meira, and many thanks you for joining our community!

Ulf

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