Ms Emily Hanscam
(email at firstname.lastname@example.org)
MA in Social Archaeology with Distinction, University of Southampton, 2014
BA in Anthropology and History, Whitman College, 2012
Constructing ideological space: the impact of the Roman frontier on the Romanian nation-state
What impacts the movement of people through the national space of Romania? This dissertation will begin with an analysis of this space, unpicking the theoretical concepts supporting the nation-state, and move towards a multidisciplinary conversation regarding the impact of differential inclusion on the borders of modern Europe. It will focus on the archaeology and ongoing legacy of the Roman frontier, aiming to integrate Roman scholarship with contemporary geopolitics.
Theoretical Roman Archaeology Journal, Guest Editor, 2017-18.
Hanscam, E., 2017. "What we're finding as we excavate Halmyris, a frontier fort of the Roman Empire." The Conversation. 25 July, 2017. https://theconversation.com/what-were-finding-as-we-excavate-halmyris-a-frontier-fort-of-the-roman-empire-73577
Hanscam, E., 2017. Review of Interconnectivity in the Mediterranean and Pontic World during the Hellenistic and Roman Periods by Victor Cojocaru, Altay Coskun, and Madalina Dana. Mouseion, 14(1), pp.161–164.
M. Zahariade, A. Avram, E. Hanscam, G. Rogers, N. Durant, (eds), Lexicon of the Greek and Roman Cities and Place Names in Antiquity: Caesarodunum-Cannabiaca. Amsterdam: Adolf M. Hakkert, 2015.
2016: Sir Richard Stapley Educational Trust Grant
2016: Roman Archaeological Conference (RAC) bursary
2016: The Roman Society and Barbican Society TRAC bursary
2015 – 2017: St. Cuthbert's Society Postgraduate Research Award
2015 – 2017: St. Cuthbert's Society Henry Tudor Fund (Student Development Award)
2008 – 2012: Alexander J. Anderson Scholarship for Academic Merit
2017: TRAC workshop on the Iron Age and Roman Heritages, with Richard Hingley and Chiara Bonacchi.
2017: 'Division on the Danube, the deep history of boundaries in Romania,' Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC), 28-31 March, Durham.
2017: 'Excavations at Halmyris: beyond the frontier' Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC), 28-31 March, Durham.
2016: 'Archaeological border studies: the impact of the Roman Frontier on the present immigration crisis,' European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), 31st August- 3rd Sept, Vilnius.
2016: 'From the ground up: Experiencing Romania through excavations at Halmyris in the Danube Delta,' European Association of Archaeologists (EAA), 31st August- 3rd Sept, Vilnius.
2016: 'Divorcing theory from Politics: Marxist thought in Eastern European Roman Archaeology,' Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (TRAC), 16-19 March, Rome.
2015: Lead session organizer for 'Political Agendas and Sponsorship in Archaeology,' Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG), 14-16 December, University of Bradford.
2015: 'The Social Context of Archaeology in Romania: teaching field methodology alongside an Orthodox holy site,' European Association of Archaeologists, 2-5 September, University of Glasgow.
2015: 'Excavations at Halmyris: the socialization of young archaeologists in Romania,' Theoretical Archaeology Group USA, 22-23 May, New York University.
Beyond the Trench: Advancing Archaeological Pedagogy in a Global World- workshop organized for Fall 2017 with funding from Dept. of Archaeology's Research Dialogues initiative.
Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference 2017: Member of the local organizing committee for TRAC 2017, presented Durham bid at TRAC 2016. Local representative on the TRAC standing committee 2016-2017.
2017: 'Beyond the Frontier: Excavating the Romans in Romania,' Roman Discussion Forum, Oxford University, 24 May.
2016: 'Conceptualizing Space in Eastern Europe,' Excavations at Halmyris Lecture Series, Murighiol, 2 August.
2016: 'Theory, Politics, and Romans: Marxist thought in Eastern European Archaeology,' Durham University Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, 29 April.
2016: 'Social Impact of Archaeology,' Student Archaeological Workshop, Durham University, 28 April.
2015: 'The Social Context of Archaeology in Romania,' Durham University Postgraduate Research Seminar Series, 8 May.
2015: 'Politics and Archaeology,' Student Archaeological Workshop, Durham University, 23 February.
2017: 'Archaeological border studies: the impact of the Roman Frontier on the 21st century,’ 28 February, Durham Amateur Archaeology Group.
2016: 'Archaeological Ethnography: the social context of excavation in Romania,' 9 February, Durham Amateur Archaeology Group.
2015: 'Archaeology in Romania: Nationalism and the Roman Past,' 17 February, Durham Amateur Archaeology Group.
Project Coordinator and Site Manager for Excavations at Halmyris, Romania.