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New York University
I am a PhD student at New York University who is interested in the histories of researchers in Anglo-Saxon England, Merovingian/Carolingian France, and in landscape archaeology. I am especially interested in the academic histories of various researchers–where they were when they published their works, who was there with them, who their advisers were, etc. I am interested in the stories surrounding the emergence of their ideas. For Anglo-Saxon England I am particularly interested in the researchers who have focused on the archaeology of the East Anglian kingdom. In France, I am interested particularly in those researchers working in Aquitaine. In landscape archaeology, I am interested in the different developments in academic thought and the academics who shaped the study of landscape archaeology in both the UK and the US.
I am currently working on the pre-Hispanic archaeology of Central America, specifically by directing an archaeological field project in central Nicaragua. In part due to the relatively early archaeological activities in Central American republics, I have maintained an interest in the history of European and North American early scholars travelling this region between the 1850s and 1930s. Amassing substantial or smaller ethnological museum collections in Europe and the US, these scholars have a significant imprint on later scholarship and the representation of Central American prehistory in the Western world.
Gill, David W. J.
UCS Ipswich – Arts & Humanities
Professor David Gill is Head of the Division of Humanities and Professor of Archaeological Heritage at University Campus Suffolk. He is a former member of the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum. He was a contributing editor to the Dictionary of British Classicists (Bristol: Thoemmes Press, 2004) with responsibility for the classical archaeology entries. He wrote several memoirs for the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (2004) and prepared the classical archaeology sections for Paul G. Bahn (ed.), Cambridge Illustrated History of Archaeology (1996). His Sifting the Soil of Greece: Students at the British School at Athens 1886-1919 is in press as a supplement to the Bulletin of Classical Studies (University of London). He has published widely on the history of collecting and archaeological ethics. He is currently preparing a biography of Dr Winifred Lamb, former honorary keeper of Greek and Roman Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum and excavator of the bronze age site of Thermi on the island of Lesbos.
I am a Maître de conférences (= lecturer) in the University of Paris 7 (Paris Diderot) and the University of Brussels. I have realized my PHD thesis (December 2008) on archaeological site development and relationships between tourism, archaeology and territorial development policies in Syria. My doctoral researches were at the crossroads of various scientific branches. I have first considered the problem of the management and development of archaeological sites, particularly in Syria. Subsequently, I reviewed the development of tourism in the MENA region and its socio-economic, political and cultural impacts. This researches lead to a study of the relationship between archaeologists, institutions, local populations and tourists. Finally, I get interested in the history of archaeology and the role archaeology plays in contemporary societies. My postdoctoral research program thus analysed the socio-political and cultural impacts of archaeology, especially in ‘postcolonial’ contexts. I am now working on a comparison between the history and organization of British, Belgian and French archaeological missions abroad. In this framework, I’m also leading a research and heritage management program in the oasis of Figuig in Marocco, in collaboration with the municipality and the school of Architecture of Paris-Val-de-Seine.
firstname.lastname@example.org University of Oxford.
I am a DPhil student at the University of Oxford. My research interests revolve around women archaeologists and academics (largely classicists and egyptologists) during the late 19th and early 20th century as well as the reception of archaeology and the ancient world by women during this period. In particular, I am interested in tracking how specific archaeological discoveries influenced women’s culture, both in terms of concepts of femininity and the development of feminism.
email@example.com 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.
Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University
PhD candidate in the Institute of Archaeology, Jagiellonian University, Cracow. My particular interests are engraved gemstones, especially those dated to the Italic, Hellenistic and Roman periods. Currently, I am working on two research projects. Since June 2012 I have been working on the collection of engraved gems in the National Museum in Cracow. The first result will be a catalogue raisonné of the ancient gems preserved within this institution. The book will include more than 800 glyptic objects from Neo-Babylonian cylinder seals to early Christian gems. It is now being reviewed and hopefully will be published in 2016. The work is financially supported by the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education. In the future I plan to elaborate the post-classical part of the collection as well and present it to the broader audience in the form of a two-volume publication. In 2014 I started to work on my PhD thesis. It is devoted to engraved gems as well. The subject is: “The study of propaganda on engraved gems in the period of Late Roman Republic and early principate (beginning of 1st century BC – beginning of 1st century AD) and relationships between glyptics and coinage in that period.” In June 2015 I was granted a three-years fellowship by the National Science Centre. Thanks to this, I have the opportunity to prepare my dissertation and publish it in the form of a book which will include a catalogue of glyptic objects related to propaganda issues. In connection with the first mentioned project, I have been increasingly involved in the study of collecting. I am interested in the history of collecting and collections, especially of the 18th and 19th century and the mechanisms of the art market from the 18th century onwards. Naturally, the most interesting for me is the collecting of engraved gems, but the relations between patrons and their clients, the collectors and connoisseurs and circles of people related to every single form of collecting are of interest to me as well. Amongst these, particularly interesting are various forms of reproducing engraved gems, e.g. dactyliothecae, drawings or prints. My additional interests are numismatics (mainly the Roman Republican and Augustan periods), ancient sculpture (especially Roman imperial portraiture), the reception of classical culture from the Renaissance to the Neo-Classical period, books and old publications on engraved gems and 18th-century drawings and prints.
Archaeological Adviser, Historic England, London Office
I am based in Truro, Cornwall and central London where I work at Historic England’s London Office. Formerly a Senior Archaeologist at Cornwall County Council (1992-2005) and Archaeologist at the Museum of London, I have a degree in Archaeology (University College London), a Masters in History and Philosophy of Science (Imperial College, London) and a Masters in Museum Studies (Leicester University). I am a member of the Museum and Gallery History Group in the UK. My research interests are Victorian and Edwardian archaeology (and museums) in Britain, Gordon Childe and historiography of the history of archaeology and the relationship between local archaeologies and metropolitan archaeologists. I have recently published a paper on the reception of the Three age system in Wales (co-authored with Prof. Nancy Edwards), ‘From antiquarians to archaeologists in 19th-century Wales: the question of prehistory’ in N. Evans & H. Pryce, Writing a Small Nation’s Past: Wales in Comparative Perspective, 1850-1950, Farnham: Ashgate 2013.
Gracia Alonso, Francisco
University of Barcelona
Francisco GRACIA ALONSO, professor (catedrático) of Prehistory at the University of Barcelona and director of GRAP (Research Group Protohistoric Archaeology). His main research interests are the Historiography of Spanish Archaeology; Protection and plundering of historical and archaeological heritage in times of war; the protohistory of the Iberian Peninsula; and war in the Ancient world. Among his recent publications are: La arqueología durante el primer franquismo (2009); Salvem l’art. La protecció del aptrimoni cultural català durant la guerra civil (2011); Pere Bosch Gimpera. Universidad, política exilio (2011); Arqueologia i política. La gestió de Martín Almagro Basch al capdavant del Museu Arqueològic Provincial de Barcelona (1939-1962) (2012); El tesoro del “Vita”. La protección y el expolio del patrimonio histórico-arqueológico durante la Guerra Civil (2014) and Pensar la Universitat. Escrits de Pere Bosch Gimpera (2015). For more information: https://ub.academia.edu/FRANCISCOGRACIAALONSO
Ph.D. candidate, New York University
As a fourth-year doctoral student in European History at New York University, my dissertation examines the history of late 19th- century and early twentieth-century Near Eastern archaeological practice, theory, and politics. I am looking specifically at archaeological excavations undertaken in the French Mandate for Syria and Lebanon from 1919 until 1939, and more broadly at the international politics of archaeology in the region after World War I. I pay particular attention to efforts at international cooperation spearheaded by the League of Nations and how various stakeholders responded. I study archaeology’s social world in Mandate Syria, relations among European scholars as well as the local population, the diplomatic and legal institutions of the period, the actual ancient objects discovered, and the intertwining of ideas about civilization and internationalism. At stake is better understanding of the peculiar context of a post-total-war archaeological terrain governed simultaneously by international, European, and local hopes and prerogatives. In the 2013-2014 university year I will be conducting research at archives in France and the United Kingdom, and would be eager to hear from or to meet HARN members while I’m doing my archival work abroad.
Università Roma Tre, Italy
Alessandro Guidi is Professor of Prehistory at Roma Tre University. His themes of research divide between the origin of the State in protohistoric Italy and the history of prehistoric archaeology. In 2010 he was guest editor of a special section on Urbanization, Regional Diversity and the Problem of State Formation in Europe in the review Social Evolution & History. In 2011 he organized a congress on the history of Italian prehistoric archaeology whose proceedings are now published in A.Guidi ed., 150 anni di Preistoria e Protostoria in Italia, Istituto Italiano di Preistoria e Protostoria, Firenze 2014.
His many publications includeStoria della Paletnologia (Laterza,Roma-Bari 1988), I metodi della ricerca archeologica (Laterza, Roma-Bari 1994) Preistoria della complessità sociale (Laterza, Roma-Bari 2000), Archeologia delle identità e delle differenze (with M.A.Cuozzo, Carocci, Roma 2013).
University of Cambridge
Sudeshna Guha is presently an Affiliate Researcher at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies and Centre of South Asian Studies at Cambridge University. She researches on notions of archaeological evidence through histories of archaeology and photography. Her recent publications focus on aspects of archaeological practices, on histories of the Indus Civilisation, and on archaeology’s visual histories. She has also written on aspects of Mortimer Wheeler’s archaeology in South Asia, the visual as archaeological evidence, and archives and their curation. At present she is developing a Research Proposal on Culture Heritage and Indian Archaeology. She is also finishing a manuscript on South Asian archaeology and historiography.
Geography, Memorial University
I am most interested in the relationship between the practice of archaeology and the history of archaeology. I am co-editor for a forthcoming special issue, “Geographic and Spatial Approaches in the History of Archaeology” for the Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. My current research develops geographic and spatial methods in archaeology to examine the ideas that have influenced the practice of post-colonial Indian archaeology. I examine change and continuity in Indian archaeology as a reflection of the changing relationship between local communities and the national government, and in terms of archaeological practices that developed in colonial India. Specifically, I am interested in where and when archaeological field studies are carried out, the aims of the archaeological teams and the methods they employ.
Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg
PhD candidate in Archaeology. Broad interest in the history of Archaelogy, collections and Museology, as well as in reception studies, heritage issues and the role of archaeology and museums in todays´s society.
My dissertation topic analyzes the formative period of the archaelogical disciplines in the late 19th and early 20th century, focusing on the relations between Swedish and Italian scholars at the time. My Master’s thesis in Classical Archaeology discussed culture politics and the foundation of a National museum in Rome at the end of the 19th century. I have also a Master degree in Nordic Archaeology. Before starting my PhD I have been working as an archaeologist for many years, mainly in rescue/contract archaeology in Sweden, but also in a few projects abroad.
I would like to connect with HARN-colleagues working on similar topics, including theoretical approaches, aspects on knowledge production, methodological aspects on working in archives etc. See also my academia page.
firstname.lastname@example.org Bilkent University
Dr. Athena Hadji is an Archaeologist, Anthropologist and Art Historian (Ph.D. UC Berkeley) and award-nominated author. Her research, teaching, practice and publications pertain to issues of art, space, material cognition and the human condition. She has taught, lectured and conducted research in universities in Greece, Spain, Italy and the USA, and currently in Bilkent, Ankara. One of her latest projects is the History of Archaeology in the Southern Aegean islands of the Dodecanese during the Italian Occupation (1912-1945), as evidenced from the archives of the Italian Administration.
My interest lies in the history of field archaeology and the development of excavation as well as the history and development of forensic archaeology. I want to look at how archaeology has been practiced in all areas in the field and the impacts it has on court and legal issues.
I am undertaking on-going research into the experiments Charles Darwin undertook in his observation of earthworms and their impact, carrying on his experiments as a comparison. I am researching how archaeological excavation and examination of the experimental areas at Down House have developed from Darwin’s published observations and interpretations from 1837 to the present day.
I am also interested in how the recent archaeological work and records produced in support of international criminal investigations combines with being both evidence for prosecutions and a history of events that is developed into a historical narrative for communities.
Hansson, Ulf R.
Department of Classics, The University of Texas at Austin
I’m a classical archaeologist and art historian (PhD University of Gothenburg 2005) now working mostly on the history of scholarship, antiquarianism and archaeology, collecting and collections, and 18th- to early 20th-century reception of ancient art and culture.
My recent research focuses on classical archaeoogy in late nineteenth-century Germany, especially the so-called “Munich school” with scholars like Heinrich Brunn (1822-1894), Adolf Furtwängler (1853-1907) and their circle. I’ve just finished a major study of three of Furtwängler’s key publications on Greek bronzes (Olympia IV, 1890), Greek sculpture (Meisterwerke der griechischen Plastik: Kunstgeschichtliche Untersuchungen, 1893), and ancient engraved gems (Die antiken Gemmen: Geschichte der Steinschenidekunst im klassichen Altertums, 1900). Sponsored by the Swedish Research Council 2010-2014, this work is now under publication. I also organised the international conference on the history of classical archaeology, Classical Archaeology in the Late Nineteenth Century, 1870-1900 at the Swedish Institute of Classical Studies in Rome (4-6 April 2013—forthcoming). My current work concerns antiquarian clusters in 18th-century Europe, especially the widespread networks of Philipp von Stosch (1691-1757), Alessandro Albani (1692-1779) and Johann Joachim Winckelmann (1717-1768) in Italy, and the Comte de Caylus (1692-1765) and Pierre-Jean Mariette (1694-1774) in France, focusing mainly on the study and collecting of ancient sculpture and engraved gems. For more information on projects and publications, please visit my academia.edu or LinkedIn pages
University of Sussex
Sam Hardy is an archaeologist / cultural heritage researcher. His DPhil thesis, Interrogating Archaeological Ethics in Conflict Zones: Cultural Heritage Work in Cyprus, examined the politics and ethics of archaeological excavation in occupied and secessionist territories, scholarship on divided communities and divided histories, and archaeological policy on looted and smuggled antiquities’ rescue. His research interests include the destruction of cultural property, the illicit antiquities trade, and professional ethics in Cyprus, Greece and Turkey.
University of Sheffield
I am an Honorary Research Fellow at Sheffield University’s Department of Archaeology and the Sheffield Centre for Aegean Archaeology (SCAA). My interests lie in British travellers, archaeologists and colonizers in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Greece. I also conduct research in the in role of the visual image in knowledge formation in Aegean and Classical archaeology. Much of my work involves extensive use of archival material.
I am currently writing an intellectual biography of JR Mortimer (1825-1911), one of the seminal but much neglected figures of later C19 archaeology; although he worked exclusively in the East Riding of Yorkshire, his activities were nationally important, laying many of the foundations for the modern development of the discipline. Other ongoing projects include: a collective biography of C19 northern English antiquarians of the C19; research into the history of archaeology in Orkney; the role of provincial culture in C19 British archaeology; and, based on landed gentry archives, the role of patronage in C19 excavation.
email@example.com Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford
Dan Hicks is Associate Professor and Curator of Archaeology at the School of Archaeology/Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford. Among various other things, his research interests include the history of archaeological collections, archaeological fieldwork and archaeological ideas in Britain (early modern to contemporary). Current work on the history of archaeology includes the archaeology of Augustus Pitt-Rivers, the history of post-war rescue archaeology, and the connections between archaeology and photography, past and present.
University of Lincoln
I am a Principal Lecturer in History at the University of Lincoln, and my main research interest is in the history of museums between around 1800 and 1950. Within this I have recently become interested in the histories of anthropology and archaeology within museums during this period, particularly in relation to human remains, and gender. My main publications to date are Culture and Class in English Public Museums, 1850-1914 (Ashgate 2005) and Museums and Biographies (ed., Boydell 2012). I am currently working on a monograph on women, gender and museums 1850-1914 for Manchester University Press.
University of Oslo
Herdis Hølleland is currently a project manager at The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters. She is interested in the history of archaeology and international heritage management. She holds a PhD on the implementation of UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention in Australia and New Zealand, an MPhil in Archaeology on usages the Bronze Age in the European identity discourse from 1900-2005 (both degrees from the University of Oslo) and an MA in Cultural Heritage Studies from UCL. In addtion to research Herdis has worked as a heritage consultant and archaeologist for various councils and museums in Norway.
I am interested in the use of oral reminiscences in reconstructing the history of Egyptology, and have published extensively in this field. I was a curator at the Petrie Museum and subsequently a lecturer in Egyptology at the Institute of Archaeology at University College London. I now hold a post on a Master of Teaching programme at the Institute of Education. I am currently researching education at an Anglican missionary and theological training college during the 1920s for a History of Education MA.
firstname.lastname@example.org Independent researcher
I am interested in antiquarianism during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, particularly engagement with monuments and archaeological material in Derbyshire, especially by women.
This develops my doctoral research, which examined the significance of prehistoric and Romano-British sites, monuments and material culture in the late- and post-Roman periods, in the construction of social, cultural, and ethnic identities; and integrates and extends my current research on post-medieval landscapes and material culture.
Other info: BA (Hons.) & MA, Dept of Archaeology, University of Nottingham 1997; PhD 2010, Dept of Archaeology, University of Sheffield, UK; CAIfA
University of Balearic Islands
I work as Assistant Lecturer at the University of Balearic Islands and am writing my Ph.D about the History of Archaeology at the Balearic Islands. My main focus is the history of archaeology in order to gain a better understanding of current archaeology; I see history as a necessary tool to improve our current archaeological practices. In order to reach my main objectives, I am analyzing the different praxis and values that formed Balearic archaeology since the 19th century. I use several sources of information such as historical archives, press archives, scientific publications and, especially, a wide series of interviews with the people involved in archaeology in the Balearic Islands, not just archaeologists, but museum curators, amateurs, politicians, workers at the public administration.
Jeppson, Patrice L.
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
I am an historical archaeologist based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (USA). My research focuses includes the history of historical archaeology at Independence National Historical Park which is a federal (national) property dedicated to commemorating the birthplace of American democracy. In specific, I’ve studied the residues of the past 50+ years of archaeological practice in this park. This research chronicles the application of historical archaeology methods in the study of colonial American history, the birth of urban historical archaeology, and the role that historical archaeology resources play in the creation of a major American meta-narrative. I am particularly interested in how the Park’s archaeology has been appropriated overtime for heritage and tourism needs. I have published and presented regularly on this topic of interest since 2005. I involve my university students in my research whenever possible.
Johnston, John J.
University College London
I am currently engaged in postgraduate research at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Although this work relates to the display and representation of personal identity as revealed in Ptolemaic burials from Akhmim, I am also actively engaged in a number of other, perhaps more pertinent projects: the preparation of a number of articles on the reception of ancient Egypt in Britain and Europe during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, conducting interviews for the ongoing Egypt Exploration Society Oral History Project, and the preparation of a paper for delivery at the forthcoming ‘Disciplinary Measures’ conference on the life and work of the noted Egyptologist, Sir Alan H Gardiner (1879-1963). Finally, my interest in the history and, indeed, future of my field of study has encouraged me to become a Trustee of the Egypt Exploration Society and a Committee Member of the Friends of the Petrie Museum.
Jones, Charles E.
Charles E. Jones is the Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities in the George and Sherry Middlemas Arts and Humanities Library at The Pennsylvania State University. He was the founding Head of the Library at the Institute for the Study of the Ancient World and a member of the Faculty of the Libraries of New York University from 2008-2013. Before ISAW, Jones spent three years in Greece as the Head of the Blegen Library, the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, preceded by twenty-two years as the Librarian of the Research Archives, Oriental Institute, The University of Chicago. Trained in the University of Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations in Ancient Near Eastern History and Assyriology, he is a member of the Editorial Board of the Persepolis Fortification Archive Publication Project. In addition to building and running focused academic libraries, Jones works on a broad range of issues related to scholarly communication in digital environments, and in the history of the study of Antiquity. He is currently developing a project on The History of the Study of Antiquity through the Lens of Autobiography: http://antiqauto.blogspot.com/
Jones’ CV, publications, reading list and project web sites are best accessed at https://personal-psu.academia.edu/CharlesJones
University of Neuchatel
Marc-Antoine Kaeser is Director of the Latenium Archaeology Park and Museum (Neuchatel, Switzerland) and Associate Professor at the University of Neuchatel. He has published widely on the history of science in the 19th Century, and on the history and politics of prehistoric archaeology. His current research interests include the history of museums, the history of wetland archaeology, and the recent politics and financing of archaeological research. He has been appointed President of the historiographical commission of the International Union of Pre- and Protohistorical Sciences (IUPPS).
University of Cambridge
My Ph.D research looks at how aesthetics and modes of artistic expression have shaped the scientific inquiry of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century British geologists. I am particularly interested in connections between late eighteenth-century geology and antiquarianism. The earth sciences regularly used human history or human-made objects as models for developing narratives about the history of the earth and its structure. The debate about the nature of vitrified forts discovered in Scotland at the end of the eighteenth century is just one example where ancient building technologies provided a framework for thinking about how rock formations were ordered.
Egypt Exploration Society
My academic background is: Ph.D in Egyptology from University of Liverpool,
thesis on New Kingdom magical texts; part of the research for this included
the history of the Harris papyri, which led to my interest in archival
research and the importance of archaeological archives in current research
in Egyptology and Archaeology. After the Ph.D I did a post-doc at the
University of Copenhagen, as part of the Centre for Canon and Identity
Formation. Subsequently, I worked as a sub-editor for the Online
Egyptological Bibliography, and now work full-time for the EES as Education
and Outreach officer, as well as teaching language classes there.
Lanzarote, José M.
Centre Alexandre Koyré (EHESS – CNRS)
My Ph.D thesis Prehistoria Patria. National Identities and Europeanisation in the Construction of Prehistoric Archaeology in Spain (1860-1936), which I defended last January 2012 at the European University Institute in Florence, studies the making of prehistoric archaeology in Spain and particularly the role of European researchers (mainly French and German) in this process. This research goes beyond a simple history of the discipline of archaeology into an exploration of the tension between a European intellectual milieu of trans-national collaborations and the local contexts of competitive nationalisms. During the final years of my Ph.D I also had the chance to expand my professional experience in the context of an international research project. Since September 2010 I have been working for EUNAMUS (European national museums: Identity politics, the uses of the past and the European citizen), funded by the European Commission. For different partners of the project (first the University of Bologna and immediately after the Université de Paris 1), I have carried out different activities relating to the research of the history of museums in Spain and Europe.
Although currently working on a PhD in Biological Anthropology (with a focus on morphometrics and evolutionary anatomy) my undergraduate training was in the History and Philosophy of Science (University College London) and I completed an archival-based research MPhil on the early life and work of Louis Leakey (http://antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/lawrence/).
My interest in the Histories of Archaeology and Anthropology led me to join Will Carruthers in establishing a graduate research group through CRASSH (Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities in Cambridge) called Field notes (http://crasshfieldnotes.wordpress.com/) through which I maintain my connection with the subject. I am particularly interested in the history of archaeology and anthropology related to the search for human origins, the formation of the disciplines of Archaeology and Anthropology and the history of anthropological collections.
Stephen Leach is Senior Research Assistant in Philosophy at Keele University. He has research interests in the life and work of R.G. Collingwood and in the archaeological theory of Leo S. Klejn. He is the author of A Russian Perspective on Theoretical Archaeology: the life and work of Leo S. Klejn (Left Coast Press, 2015), co-author (with James Connelly and Peter Johnson) of R.G. Collingwood: A Research Companion (Bloomsbury, 2014), and co-author (with Alan Whitworth) of Saving the Wall: the Conservation of Hadrian’s Wall, 1746-1987 (Amberley, 2011).
University of Cambridge
My interests are in knowledge creation and transfer through images and objects and I work with archaeological museum collections, associated archival material and personal correspondence as the site for the construction of various archaeological concepts. Currently, I am working on a PhD which considers the transmission and interpretation of prehistoric artefacts from alpine lake dwelling sites between Switzerland and the UK between 1850-1900.
Institute of Archaeology, UCL, London
Clare is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Archaeology, UCL. Her research examines the development of British Egyptology, its self-positioning, and its perception and positioning by others over the period from its formal inception into British academia (1892) to the present day. In this the distinction is drawn between how information about Ancient Egypt (such as surveys and artefacts) has been accumulated and the institutionalisation of Egyptological study. Clare’s research seeks to examine the cumulative tradition of learning, how it developed, and how the knowledge that constitutes the western academic construct of Egyptology has been curated, transmitted and ultimately criticised within one of the organisational groupings that were responsible for its nineteenth century western creation, the university (the others being the museum, the academy and the learned society). British Egyptological inaugural lectures (EILs) have been chosen as paradigms/ cluster points with which to organise this enquiry as EILs mark an unusual event where a dominant individual can both publicly review the state of a subject and outline their aspirations to the various stakeholders in the subject: fellow academics, sponsors, the public, friends and a broader academic cohort. Important issues arise over any generalising from a relatively infrequent series of uncontested events, and more narrowly inaugural lectures (ILs) constitute a problematic source, a “privileged discourse that is both internally constrained by its genre and externally limited by its institutional setting” (Tilley 2004, 61). However, equally EILs can be used as a powerful tool with which to take into account ideas, individuals, structures, socio-economic forces and their interaction within institutional contexts and therefore offer a route to what Reid (1990, 3) calls a “middle path of historiography”, i.e. between the extremes of the history of people or organisations and the history of ideas.
Junior Chair in Neolithic societies
LaScArBx Cluster of Excellence – Université de Bordeaux
My main research focuses on the monumental landscapes of the European Atlantic facade (c. 4500-2200 cal. BC). As a result of this research line, I am also performing research on coastal and island archaeology and on the history of archaeology within this region. I am primarily interested in the study of the 1850-1945 period in Western France, and I have published a series of papers on this subject in cooperation with French colleagues from the CNRS in Rennes (Lopez-Romero & Le Gall 2008; Lopez-Romero et al. 2008; Lopez-Romero & Daire 2013; Langouet et al. 2007a; Langouet et al. 2007b; Daire et al. forthcoming; Daire & Lopez-Romero 2011). I am particularly involved in the study of the scientific life of G. d’Ault du Mesnil (1842-1921) and on the scientific shift that occurred in Brittany with P.-R. Giot (1919-2002). I have also published several papers on the history of Archaeometry (Lopez-Romero & Montero 2006; Montero et al. 2007) and on the research history of Neolithic monuments in NW Iberia (Lopez-Romero 2013). https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/?id=11630