Subjects/methods: Community Archaeology
The Department of Archaeology works closely with local archaeological societies and heritage centres, and our staff liaise frequently with regional historic environment managers with the aim of informing and involving communities about their shared cultural heritage. Community archaeology provides one of the main conduits for disseminating our research findings to a non-academic audience and is an effective way of ensuring that academic research contributes to the conservation and interpretation of the historic environment. The engagement and interface between scholarship and the community provides an ideal opportunity for researchers to develop innovative ways of representing the past, and this is exemplified by Bill Bevan's work on visualising the archaeological process, Dawn Hadley and John Moreland's work on digital exploration of the archive of the antiquarian Thomas Bateman, and our ongoing community archaeology projects at Manor Lodge and Thornton Abbey.
Research Training Programmes
Places and Projects
Bateman Archive Project