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Durham University

Institute of Advanced Study

IAS Staff

Dr Ronan O'Donnell

Administrator in the Institute of Advanced Study
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 44685
Room number: CH009
Research Associate in the Department of Archaeology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 33 41119
Room number: 302

(email at r.p.o'donnell@durham.ac.uk)

Biography

I joined the Iinsitute for Advanced Study in 2020 as an administrator, where I perform a variety of day-to-day administrative tasks. 

I have a background in Archaeology. My research interests focus on landscape archaeology of the medieval to modern periods with a particular focus on medieval to post-medieval landscapes, and North-East England. I hold a BSc and PhD in Archaeology from Durham University and an MA in English Local History from University of Leicester, thus my expertise bridges Archaeology and History.

Research Interests

  • Non-Representational Theories
  • 20th century archaeology
  • Medieval and post-medieval archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • The use of historical methods and sources within archaeological research
  • The relationship between landscape, society and land tenure
  • Agricultural history

Publications

Authored book

Chapter in book

  • Huxtable, Michael & O'Donnell, Ronan (2018). 'Medieval Colour'. In The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Gerrard, Christopher & Gutiérrez, Alejandra Oxford University Press. 742-758.
  • O'Donnell, Ronan (2018). Field Systems and the Arable Fields. In The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Gerrard, Christopher & Gutiérrez, Alejandra Oxford University Press. 86-101.

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