MemberMike Bishop

Field archaeologist and artefact specialist, experienced in post-excavation management and aerial/satellite image interpretation. Also a practising copy-editor, proofreader, indexer, and typesetter, as well as a published writer and volume editor, book illustrator, and translator. Founding editor of the Journal of Roman Military Equipment Studies. I am a specialist on the Roman army and Roman artefact studies with long-term interests in the archaeological applications of computing and all aspects of publishing in archaeology.

MemberCarlo Rindi Nuzzolo

ICOM Palmyra-Talk at the ICOM GC in Kyoto: “Circulating Artefacts: An online platform against the looting and sale of illicit antiquities” Lecture by Dr. Carlo Rindi, The British Museum”, 4 September 2019

Dakhleh Oasis Project
CALiPSO Project (Computer Aided Library-database for Ptah-Sokar-Osiris figures)
The Nizzoli Project
Circulating Artefacts Project – The British Museum

I obtained my PhD degree in Egyptology at Monash University (Melbourne, Australia) after completing my studies at the University of Florence and the University of Pisa. I currently work as Lead Curator of the Circulating Artefacts project at the British Museum (Department of Egypt and Sudan). The project aims to create a cross-platform alliance against the looting of pharaonic antiquities. My PhD research investigated the Graeco-Roman cartonnage manufacture (i.e. mummy masks, foot-cases, full body covers) at Ismant al-Kharab, ancient Kellis, in the Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt, and identified local traits and features in the decoration, as an expression of the regional tradition. The survey and the comparison of archaeological data with the antiquities market raised issues of cultural heritage preservation and protection by establishing that a number of tombs at Kellis were looted in recent times. From 2008, I founded two research projects with the main purpose of retracing funerary artefacts in museums and private collections and documentation in libraries and archives about the Nizzoli family from the 19th century, who contributed to the creation of four Egyptian collections in Europe. I have a keen interest in Cultural Heritage, material culture, burial customs, local variations, and Digital Humanities. I am a member of the Dakhleh Oasis Project, and in 2018 I was part of the organisation of the International Conference for the 40th anniversary of the DOP.

MemberSebastian Hageneuer

since 2008: Foundation of the company Artefacts

Focus on the visualisation of scientific data, especially the reconstruction of ancient architecture.

2008-2013: Uruk Visualisation of the Oriental Department of the German Archaeological Insitute

Reconstruction and visualisation of selected architecture of the site of Uruk/Iraq.


I am a Near Eastern Archaeologist based in Germany and focused on the methodology of reconstruction of ancient architecture. I received my degree at the Free University of Berlin, Germany and am still anrolled as a PhD student with a thesis about the influence and development of archaeological reconstruction drawings of the 19th and 20th century. During my time as a student, I started a company called Artefacts, that focused on creating visual reconstructions of ancient architecture and worked for various projects. I am currently a research assistant at the University of Cologne and work in the newly created Master-programm of Archaeoinformatics (Computational Archaeology) as a specialist in 3D Documentation and Modelling. I am also a Fellow for Innovations in Digital Teaching and explore new ways of communicating archaeological knowledge with modern technologies in an associated project.

MemberVisa Immonen

I am a professor of archaeology at the University of Turku, Finland. Besides Turku, I have worked as an assistant professor of cultural heritage studies at the University of Helsinki in 2016–2017, a visiting scholar at Stanford University in 2010–2011, and Bard Graduate Center, New York in 2018, and as a postdoctoral fellow at the Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles in 2015–2016. I have done sustained conceptual and empirical research on cultural heritage studies with a particular interest in heritage management, pedagogy, and digitalisation. I have discussed issues related to heritage in such articles as ‘“Quidditching”, and the Emergence of New Heritage Identities – Amateur Metal Detecting in Finland’ (with Joonas Kinnunen, Public Archaeology, 2017), and ‘Photographic Bodies and Biographical Narratives: The Finnish State Archaeologist Juhani Rinne in Pictures’ (Photography & Culture, 2012). In 2016 I published a monograph on the development of cultural heritage legislation and administration during the 20th century. In addition, I have systematically worked on historical material culture, especially luxury consumption. My doctoral dissertation Golden Moments – Artefacts of Precious Metals as Products of Luxury Consumption in Finland c. 1200–1600 was published in 2009. Presently, I direct a project funded by the Academy of Finland, titled ‘Carving Out Transformations – Wood Use in North-Eastern Europe, 1100–1600’ (2018–2022). Another project of mine is integrated with university teaching, and based on student contributions, it produces a mobile app on urban archaeological achievements aimed at wider audiences.

MemberVeronica Berry

I moved to Ottawa from Aylmer, Ontario four years ago to pursue a History B.A. Honours at Carleton University. My areas of interest are quite wide-ranging as my previous courses include discussions on the fall of the Western Roman Empire, the Vikings’ arrival in Britain, France after 1871 and a thorough history of Russia. I prefer to engage with various areas, periods and approaches to history because this helps to broaden my view on the world. I found it fascinating to take two courses on late nineteenth/early twentieth century Ireland at the same time as I learned about similar events from a male-centred narrative alongside a neglected, less traditional female viewpoint. I centred my fourth year on two seminars entitled American Madness and Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts. Though these classes sound incredibly different from each other their relationship to the present (along with my interest) links them together. Given mental illness’ awareness in our society I want to investigate exactly how people treated and understood mental illness in the past. The course’s specific focus in America feels suitable, as U.S. history—from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement—has been a reoccurring subject throughout my undergraduate degree. Digitizing Medieval Manuscripts stood out due to the rising growth in digital history and my own personal aspirations for a graduate degree in Library Sciences. Through this course I hope to explore a new technological world and develop important skills to carry on after graduation. Additionally, my interest in the medieval significantly increased during my year in the United Kingdom where I investigated popular accounts of ‘ghost stories’ and religious vs. societal ideas around sanctity. Finally, as an avid reader I love uncovering the ‘story’ within historical documents, events and people. I hope to one-day work in an environment (whether that is a library, a museum or an archive) in which I can surround myself daily with documents and artefacts that make history come alive.

MemberHelga Müllneritsch

I am a postdoc in German at the Department of Modern Languages at Uppsala University with a research interest in female agency, manuscript cookery books, and book history in the long eighteenth century. My research project ‘Women in the Shadow: Female Agency in the Eighteenth Century’ aims to map out the social and economic positions women and men held in eighteenth-century German-speaking countries, based on material remnants that have been passed down to us such as letters, diaries, and manuscript recipe books. Grounded in the field of material studies and as part of the material turn in the humanities, I aim to provide a solid basis for a re-examination of how women and men worked and socialized, one not based on the works of famous theorists and philosophers but on the mundane, everyday-life notes and artefacts of people who often remain in the shadows due to their minimal or non-existent connection to famous figures. I have worked as Lecturer in German Studies at Bangor University from 2019-20, held several short-term positions at the University of Liverpool from 2013-2019 and taught as German Language Tutor at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China (2017-18). My thesis, ‘Memory, Education, Circulation, Prestige: Form and Function of the Austrian Manuscript Cookery Book in the Long Eighteenth Century’, focuses on the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century manuscript cookery book as object, its function, and female authorship and ownership. I was awarded my doctorate by the University of Liverpool in 2019. My publications in the history of food and cookery include ‘The Chameleon in the Kitchen: The Plural Identities of the Manuscript “Cookery Book”’, in Eve Rosenhaft, Helga Müllneritsch and Annie Mattsson (eds.), The Materiality of Writing: Manuscript Practices in the Age of Print (Uppsala 2019), ‘The ‘Who’ of Manuscript Recipe Books: Tracing Professional Scribes’, in Sjuttonhundratal: Nordic Yearbook for Eighteenth-Century Studies (2017) and ‘The Roast Charade: Travelling Recipes and their Alteration in the Long Eighteenth Century’, in Tim Berndtsson et al (eds.), Traces of Transnational Relations in the Eighteenth Century (Uppsala 2015).

MemberMichael Williams

…e Great War, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Film Stardom, Myth and Classicism: The Rise of Hollywood’s Gods, Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.

Film Stardom and the Ancient Past: Idols, Artefacts and Epics, Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming 2017….

I am Associate Professor of Film at the University of Southampton. I specialise in the study of film stardom, silent cinema, and the representation of the past on screen, particularly that of ancient Greece and Rome.

MemberStacie Allan

How do instances of displacement — exile, travels abroad — shape how we see ourselves and our relationship to the societies with which we interact and the nations to which we belong or from which we are excluded? How do intercultural encounters — whether in-person or through the circulation of cultural produce and artefacts — push against or transgress the boundaries that nation’s construct? And how do cultural actors translate these experiences into literature and other creative forms — indeed how do these experiences shape literature and other creative forms? These are the questions that drove forward my academic research. These questions continue to provide the steer for my creative travel writing, which brings a literary eye to my journeys across the world. During my time in academia, I developed a distinctive profile as a specialist of nineteenth-century French fiction and women’s writing with transnational and interdisciplinary interests. My research considered intercultural encounters, primarily between France and Britain, and their impact upon individual subjectivity, cultural production, and nation-building. My PhD project (University of Bristol, 2017) investigated how early nineteenth-century authors Germaine de Staël and Claire de Duras translate their experiences of exile, alienation from France’s new regime, and disconnection from their past lives by writing the self through agents and sites of otherness. The resulting monograph, Writing the Self, Writing the Nation (Peter Lang, 2019) argues that the two authors used the novel form to write against the national and gendered frameworks espoused by nineteenth-century French legislation and discourse. I have a significant corpus of published articles on this material and adjacent areas, which additionally incorporates visual culture, poetry, and historical works. Since stepping back from research, I have begun building a career as a freelance translator, copyeditor, and writer. In particular, I document my nomadic lifestyle on my house-sitting website La maison péripathétique. My travel writing has been published in the online literary journal Majuscule and House Sitting Magazine.