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Research Dialogues

Research Dialogues was launched in 2010 and supports our PhD early career researchers in running workshops, seminars, discussion groups, lectures or research and impact activities.

Up to £500 is offered on a competitive programme to at least two Dialogues a year.

These funded opportunities provide a chance to build UK and international networks and support ECRs in developing their CV and career plans. The events can also raise awareness of and support impact activity, for example How to Build a Dam and Save Cultural Heritage (2012).

A brief summary of the topic is then be written up and posted here on the Department's website towards the end of the year.

A number of former Research Dialogues leaders now hold permanent academic and/or professional archaeological positions. Projects have also led to major publications for the leaders.

Previous Research Dialogues Awardees

(NB. the list below shows awarded events, and variously refers to the award year and/or year of event as recorded, to provide a sense of chronology.)

2010

Spiritual landscapes, architecture and materiality: monasticism as a global dialogue

CHRIS DAVIS

2012

How to Build a Dam and Save Cultural Heritage

MICHELLE DE GRUCHY/EMMA CUNLIFFE

2013

A Thousand Worlds: Network Models in Archaeology

RUNE RATTENBORG

2014

The Body in Early Medieval Society

LISA BRUNDLE

2015

Climate Change & Human Society

FLOOR HUISMAN/EDWARD TREASURE

2015

Little Lives: New Perspectives on Child Health and the Life Course in Bioarchaeology

CLAIRE HODSON/SOPHIE NEWMAN/LAUREN WALTHER

2016

The Family in Past Perspective

ELLEN KENDALL

2016

Recording The Past & The Present: An Interdiciplinary Approach To Research In The Sudan

SAMANTHA TIPPER/ABI TAYLOR

2016

Embodying life and death: The body in Anglo-Saxon England

SIAN MUI/TRISTAN LAKE

2016

Beyond The Trench: Archaeological Pedagogy In A Global World

EMILY HANSCAM/JONATHAN QUIERY/TIMMIS MADDOX/ROBERT MOSHER

2016

Care in the Past

WILL SOUTHWELL-WRIGHT/LINDSAY POWELL

2017

Mind the Gap: Addressing the Evidence-Gap in Evaluating the Social and Economic Contribution of Archaeological/Heritage Sites

ANOUK LAFORTUNE-BERNARD

2017

Materiality Of Maritime Cultures & Connections

KATIE HAWORTH/KELLY CLARKE

2018

Recycling and Reuse in Early Medieval Society

INDRA WERTHMANN

2019

When is a Human Not a Human

ISOBEL WISHER, NATALIE WILKINSON, LISA-ELEN MEYERING

2019

Shaping Stone: Methodology, Materiality & Monumentality

CHRISTINA COWART-SMITH

2021

Across Technologies: what is left to explore in the concept of technological variability? Choices, traditions, identities and ideologies in prehistoric pottery production in Europe and the Mediterranean

MARIA DE FALCO

2021

Is There a Palaeopathologist in the House? Exploring the Applicability of Paleopathological Research to Public Health and Evolutionary Medicine

HEIDI SHAW