Sheffield Archaeology Postgraduate Student Successes! 2015-16 recap
This summer we’re taking the opportunity to look back at the past year and reflect on what we’ve achieved. This week, a look at some of the fantastic things our postgraduate students get up to.
Beatrice Triozzi, a first-year PhD student at Sheffield, was awarded funding from the Fondazione Pescarabruzzo in Pescara (Italy), a non-profit organisation sponsoring social and historical projects in the Abruzzo region. Beatrice's research is entitled ‘A Biocultural study of the Vestini population of Loreto Aprutino: Diet, Health, Status, and Identity in the 6th–4th centuries B.C. in Central-Southern Italy’. She is being supervised at Sheffield by Pia Nystrom and Maureen Carroll.
Ellen Finn, MA Aegean Archaeology, was the winner of the Patricia Phillips Prize for best overall performance on our Masters programmes in 2014-15. This prize was established in 2000 in honour of Dr Patricia Phillips, a former Reader in the Department of Archaeology and Prehistory, who died in August 1999.
Natasha Andronikou, a third-year PhD student in the Department of Archaeology was one of the participants in this year's The Image Speaks, a collaborative exhibition between photographer Andy Brown and PhD students from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities.
Four of our students secured funding from the White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH). The White Rose College of the Arts & Humanities (WRoCAH) is a Doctoral Training Partnership between the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield and York. It provides AHRC-funded studentships for over 50 students each year to undertake doctoral study at the Universities of Leeds, Sheffield or York.
Sheffield Archaeology Department was strongly represented at the 41st International Symposium on Archaeometry, hosted in Kalamata, Greece (15th-21st May). ISA is the prime forum for the presentation of Materials Science approaches to Archaeological Materials and our Cultural Materials Research Group has its strongest ever representation. The group has 4 oral and 9 poster presentations on metals, glass and ceramics.
Greer Dewdney, who completed her BA Archaeology with Employment Experience with us in 2015, spent 6 months in the Archaeology Department working full time as intern for the Rothwell Charnel Chapel Project. Her position was made possible through the Graduate Internship Programme.
The Department of Archaeology announced three new funded PhD studentships for 2016: Snowdonia's fieldscapes; Coastal landscapes in North Wales; Entropy calculation to help understand societal change.
Sheffield Archaeology students submitted photos in five categories for our annual photo competition.
And congratulations to:
Lenore Thompson, PhD student, who gave an oral presentation at 49th Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association: 2016 Whitehorse, Yukon. We are pleased to report that she was awarded a prize by the Association for Mineral Exploration, British Columbia for the most innovative research.
Tamsyn Fraser, PhD student, who has been made an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (Foundation Pathway).