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MemberPaul Reilly

Currently, Visiting Senior Research Fellow in the Archaeological Computing Research Group at the University of Southampton, where I focus on two main areas of research: ontological transformations of archaeology in the digital, especially due to the developing alignments between virtual and physical words; exploring the significance of craft skills in field archaeology, which involves extensive cross-disciplinary collaboration with fine artists.I am a pioneer of data visualisation and virtual heritage. My involvement in archaeological computing began in 1982 while working on my PhD in which I developed and applied proto-GIS technology to the analysis of the archaeological landscape of the Isle of Man. My fascination with the potential and pitfalls of digital technologies to model, explore, present, translate, transform and re-present archaeological data and interpretation has expanded ever since. Now my peer-reviewed research output investigates the implications of additive manufacturing and their affordances for contemporary archaeology (see ORCID account: orcid.org/0000-0002-8067-8991).I am a past chairman and now life member of CAA (Computer Applications in Archaeology), Chairman of the CAA International Scientific Committee, a member of Virtual Heritage Network Ireland, CAA-Greece and the editorial board of Virtual Archaeology (virtualarchaeology.ru)In addition to my academic credentials I bring more than 23 years of wide international business experience in the IT and communications sector (with IBM) where I was worldwide leader for Knowledge brokering, professional and community development and complex solution deployment for the Telecommunications Industry business unit. I have also held leadership roles for strategy development, marketing, sales and research and development (where I was the industry leadership team interface to IBM Research Division). Previous to IBM I was a research fellow and free-lance field archaeologist working in UK, Germany, Austria, and Spain and pioneer of data visualisation techniques in archaeology.

MemberOrchid Tierney

A doctoral candidate in the English Department at the University of Pennsylvania, Orchid Tierney researches landfills and their relationships to contemporary poetry, poetics, and media. Her dissertation draws on interdisciplinary methodologies from discard studies, media archaeology, and the digital humanities to explore the issues related to contemporary waste displacement and the afterlives of toxic discards in media art and poetry.

MemberAntonia Thomas

My research explores various aspects of visual and material culture across a broad time period and includes prehistoric art, graffiti, stone-working and sculpture, architecture, and photography. Much of my recent work has built on these interests to examine connections between archaeology and contemporary art and I am involved in several trans-disciplinary art / heritage collaborations.

MemberHoward Williams

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Williams, H. 2011. Ashes to asses: an archaeological perspective on death and donkeys, Journal of Material Culture 16(3): 219–39. https://doi.org/10.1177/1359183511412880
 
Williams,       H.    2011.    Archaeologists     on    Contemporary    Death,    Mortality    16(2):    91–97. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2011.560450
 
Williams, H. 2011. Cremation and present pasts: a contemporary archaeology of Swedish memory groves, Mortality 16(2): 113–30. https://doi.org/10.1080/13576275.2011.560451
 
Williams, H. 2011. The sense of being seen: ocular effects at Sutton Hoo, Journal of  Social Archaeology 11(1): 99–121. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469605310381034
 
Williams, H., Rundkvist, M. & Danielsson, A. 2010. The landscape of a Swedish boat-grave cemetery, Landscapes 11(1): 1–24. http://hdl.handle.net/10034/311915 https://doi…

My research interests are mortuary archaeology, archaeologies of memory, the history of archaeology, public archaeology and the early medieval archaeology of Britain, Ireland and Scandinavia (c. 400-1100). I’m a co-director of Project Eliseg, and co-convenor of the Offa’s Dyke Collaboratory.

MemberRoss Wilson

…e heritage of the Great War in Britain’, in G.Ramshaw (ed.) Sport Heritage. London and New York: Routledge, pp. 10-25.

2015b ‘Playful Heritage: excavating Ancient Greece in New York City’, International Journal of Heritage Studies 21(5) (476-492).

2015c ‘Remembering and Forgetting Sites of Reform in New York’, International Journal of Heritage Studies 21(6) (545-560).

2015d ‘Surveying New Sites: Landscapes and Archaeologies of the internet’, Journal of Contemporary Archaeology 2(1) (72-78).

2015e ‘Still fighting in the trenches: ‘war discourse’ and the memory of the First World War in Britain’, Memory Studies 8(4) (454-469).

2015f ‘The past and present war: contemporary political cartoons and the memory of the First World War in Britain’, European Journal of Comic Art 8(3) (83-102).

2016a ‘War Discourse: still talking about the First World War in Britain, 1914-2014’, in J. Walker and C. Declercq (ed…

Dr Ross Wilson is a Senior Lecturer in the History department at the University of Chichester. He holds a BA (Hons) in Archaeology, an MA by Research in Archaeology and History (York, 2004) and a PhD in Archaeology and History (York, 2008). His doctoral thesis examined the experience of British soldiers on the Western Front and the representation of this experience within contemporary politics, media and culture. My research background is varied, taking approaches from archaeology, anthropology, literature and sociology to examine aspects of modern history and its representation in the present. I have research interests in modern British history and the history of the United States and I have written widely on issues of conflict, consumerism, identity, enslavement, literature, museums, heritage, urbanism, landscapes and material culture. In 2012, Routledge published my first book, Landscapes of the Western Front: Materiality during the Great War, which provided an anthropologically-informed examination of the British soldiers on the battlefields of France and Flanders during the First World War. This work then developed into an assessment of how the Great War (1914-1918) is valued and used across contemporary British society. This analysis of cultural history and heritage assesses how individuals and communities use the memory of the conflict to understand current political and social contexts. This work, Cultural Heritage of the Great War in Britain, was published by Routledge in July 2013. I continued my examination of the experience of the First World War with the 2014 publication with Routledge, New York and the First World War: shaping an American city. This work examined how the conflict of 1914-1918 had a dramatic effect on the citizens of New York, ensuring that a city of immigrants, which was perceived as a potential threat within the wider United States, was reformed during the war as a metropolis which was dedicated to the principles of the nation. In 2016, I published The Language of the Past with Bloomsbury. This study examined how we use references to the past to establish ideas and values in the present. From dinosaurs, cavemen, Egyptian pharaohs, Roman Emperors, medieval feudalism, Victorian culture and the Wild West, we incorporate the past as a metaphor, allusion or simile to guide us towards the future within contemporary society. I have developed my work within heritage studies and modern history with a book with Routledge in 2017, Natural History: heritage, place and politics. This assessed how the representation of natural history in museums, heritage sites, the media and within popular discourse, can be used to address how we relate to and understand our environment. In conjunction with this research, I have also been involved with the 1807 Commemorated project at the University of York which provided one of the major assessments of the marking of the bicentenary of the abolition of the slave trade in British museums in 2007. This work was published by Routledge in 2011 as Representing Enslavement and Abolition in Museums: Ambiguous Engagements. My current research examines the history and heritage of health and safety, the media representation and memory of the First World War, the history of New York, the role of ‘natural heritage’, digital heritage, memory studies and the role of museums and heritage sites as a mode of social and political reform.

MemberHelen Lawson

Helen Lawson’s doctoral thesis, ‘Navigating Northumbria: Mobility, Allegory and Writing Travel in Early Medieval Northumbria’, considers the narrational and theological role of travel and mobility in Northumbrian histories and hagiographies. This work originally stemmed from the idea that scholarship on early medieval northern Britain tends to underestimate, or reject outright, the role of land transport in early medieval mobility. Whilst the original starting point was focussed on the practice and practicalities of travel, the thesis has shifted to interrogate the conceptual role of travel in the milieu of Bede and his contemporaries.