Organiser info


A team of us are working on the event, details are below:

Dr Karina Croucher is conference lead, having secured funding from the British Academy. Karina is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Bradford. Her research interests include Funerary Archaeology, Archaeological Theory, Prehistory, Identity, gender and personhood, as well as interdisciplinary research into death and dying and end of life care. She is author of Death and Dying in the Neolithic Near East (2012, Oxford University Press).

Prof Roberta Gilchrist is event champion. Roberta is a Fellow of the British Academy and her research in  gender and archaeology, and experience of mentoring and academic careers, are providing the event with valuable insight and expertise.

Organising Committee:

Natalie Atkinson is a PhD Student at the University of Bradford. Natalie’s primary areas of interest are very early prehistory and lithic tool use, with a tertiary interest in Bayesian statistics and the monuments of the Neolithic. she completed her BSc in Archaeology at the University of Bradford and after graduating excavated on sites such as Dobri Dyal in Bulgaria and the fort Vindolanda on Hadrian’s wall. Natalie’s work is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and ​forms part of the Fragmented Heritage project.

Dr Hannah Cobb is a Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester. Her research focuses on two areas: interpretive approaches to contemporary archaeological practice, and the Mesolithic and Neolithic of western Scotland. Gender is central to both strands of her research. In the former, questions of pedagogy, training, gender equality and diversity are a main focus in Hannah’s research. In the latter her work examines the intersection between material culture, landscape and identity, including gender identities. Hannah is a member of the conference committee and is organising the roundtable on Academic and Professional Practice.

Emily Fioccoprile is a PhD Student at the University of Bradford. Her primary areas of interest are landscape archaeology and sociocultural identity, particularly relating to later prehistoric Britain and Ireland. In spring 2010 she finished her BA in History and Anthropology at the University of Arizona, and she completed an MA in Archaeology at the University of Bradford in autumn 2011. In addition to contributing to general conference organisation, Emily is co-organising the Gender and Space session.

Debbie Hallam is an MPhil Research Student, University of Bradford. Debbie’s area of interest is Bronze Age Pottery and the title of her research is ‘Bronze Age Funerary Cups of Northern England’. She is  a mature student, having worked in Telecoms for 26 years before jumping ship and gaining a 1st in her BA Archaeology undergraduate degree obtained at Bradford. She has a very active fieldwork CV with involvement in a number of Yorkshire Dales based projects. Debbie is our conference administrator and is looking forward to meeting and hearing our speakers and participants views on Gender issues.

Joanne McNicholls is studying part-time for an MA at the University of Bradford. Joanne has excavated on the Breamish Valley Project in Northumberland and at the Greek site of Stymphalos (Bronze age to c15), and has a degree in Archaeology from Durham University. She has recently joined the department at the University of Bradford as a mature student and her research interests include gender, death and burial, and childhood.

Session organisers:

Dr Emily Cuming is a Postdoctoral Fellow in the School of English at the University of Leeds, where she researches and teaches Victorian, 20th Century and Contemporary Literature, and Cultural Theory. She is currently completing her first monograph which explores representations of working-class domestic interiors from the nineteenth century to the present, with an emphasis on gender, class, space and selfhood in marginalized housing environments. Emily is co-organising the session on Gender, Space and Architecture with Emily Fioccoprile.

Dr Daniel J.R. Grey is Lecturer in World History at Plymouth University. His primary research interests are related to the history of gender and crime in modern Britain and India. He has published several journal articles and book chapters on infanticide, child abuse, and gendered approaches to criminal justice in both India and Britain. Currently, he is working on two book projects; Degrees of Guilt: Infanticide in England 1860-1960 (contracted to Liverpool University Press) and Feminist Campaigns Against Child Sexual Abuse: Britain and India 1860-1947 (contracted to Continuum). He is a co-director of the interdisciplinary SOLON network, which encourages collaboration and dialogue between lawyers, historians and criminologists, and also serves on the Editorial Board of their journal Law, Crime, and History.

Dr Kristin Leith grew up in Dallas, Texas, USA and received a BA from Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, New York. After a stint working in the performing arts in San Francisco and Los Angeles as a contemporary dancer and PR consultant, she moved to the UK in 2003 to study Classical Archaeology at Kings’ College London, where she received a Post Graduate Diploma in Classics (2004) and an MA in Classical Art and Archaeology (2005). Her PhD (2013) investigated the materiality of gender in Middle Helladic and Late Bronze Age Aegean burial samples and was undertaken at the Institute of Archaeology at UCL under the supervision of Prof. Cyprian Broodbank. She is currently an Honorary University Fellow in the Department of Classics of Ancient History at the University of Exeter.Kristin is co-organising the Gender and Representation session with Daniel Grey.

Dr Lucinda Matthews-Jones is a Lecturer in Nineteenth-Century History at Liverpool John Moores University, where she teaching gender and urban history. She is especially interested in the intersection of masculinity, material culture and institutional domesticity. She is currently working on a book on the university settlement movement which considers how men and women settled and worked in Britain’s poor districts. She is editor of Journal of Victorian Culture Online. Lucie is organising the session on Teaching Gender.



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