Post-doc Research Project
BRIDGING THE DIVIDE. Exploring Dialogues between Artefacts and Texts in a University Museum through Scholarship, Engagement and Display.
Postdoctoral Fellowship: FSR-Incoming UCLouvain (01/10/2018-30/09/2020).
My post-doctoral project aims to bridge the object–text divide by developing new methods for analysing, displaying and engaging collections of both objects and texts: texts in the sense of books, tablets, and stamps etc. as well as the archives associated with these collections. In order to properly integrate these collections, interdisciplinary, collaborative and multi-vocal approaches need to be developed. From a museological point of view these collections are full of incredibly engaging narratives that have the potential to speak to diverse audiences.
Supervisor: Dr. Prof. Charlotte Langohr (F.R.S.-FNRS - UCLouvain, AegIS).
- 2018 : PhD thesis in Middle Eastern Archaeology and Museology, University of Melbourne (Australia). Title of the PhD dissertation: The many faces of the Cyrus Cylinder: displaying contested objects as constellations (supervisors: Dr. Prof. Andrew Jamieson and Dr. Prof. Richard Pennell).
- 2013 : Master of Arts in Ancient History and Archaeology, University of St Andrews (Scotland, UK).
I am interested in how archaeology intersects with knowledge and identity formation, both in the present and in the past. The lives of sites, monuments and sites don’t end with their deposition or abandonment; they have extensive and interesting afterlives in which their meanings are constantly changed and challenged.