There are many talented people working behind the scenes to help run the Basing House project. You will be working with many of us during your time at Basing House, so we thought you might like to know a little bit more about us all.
Our team is made up as follows:
Dave Allen is the Keeper for Archaeology at Hampshire County Council’s Museums Service. He has organised excavations at Basing House for the past few years, working closely with the Basingstoke Archaeology and History Society.
Gareth is a Research Fellow at the Centre for Digital Heritage at the University of York He is involved in a project looking at the use of technologies for Archaeology in collaboration with community groups.
Gareth will also be the Fieldwork Supervisor for 2014.
Nicole is a PhD student, focusing on the impact of the web on local authority museums. She worked at Basing House as part of the education team before she returned to university in 2011. Nicole has a keen interest in communities and the ways that they can work with universities.
Nicole will also be the Fieldwork Supervisor for 2014.
Chris is a PhD student with an interest in the relationship of organisations and communities. He has dug at Basing House in the past, and managed the Learning Team for Hampshire County Council’s Museums Service until recently.
Finds Co-ordinator 2013, 2014
Jude will be managing finds and training students in finds processing. Jude has just finished her PhD on post-medieval parish churches. She has considerable experience in finds analysis.
Survey Co-ordinator 2014
Dom teaches at the University of Southampton on several of the archaeological methods and surveying modules. Dom also specialises in battlefield archaeology, and we are delighted that as well as supervising the archaeological investigations in the New House this year, Dom will also be heading up the surveying work on the Basingstoke Common. He will be supported by Sam Wilson.
Survey Co-ordinator 2013
Lizzie is a PhD student, specialising in surveying. She has worked for organisations such as the British School at Rome and the Portus Project, and has lots of experience using all sorts of surveying and recording equipment and gizmos!
Project Historian 2013
Adam is our Project Historian. He has a PhD in History, and he specialises in medieval Wales and the Hundred Years’ War but is also interested in the British landscape and on bridging the gap between ‘academic’ and ‘popular’ history.
Artist in Residence 2014
Juliette is currently studying Fine Art at Winchester School of Art and will be our Artist in Residence for 2014 season.
Profile coming soon…
Artist in Residence 2013
Peter is the project’s Artist in Residence. He is an experienced artist, whose art practice employs a wide range of media to explore local landscapes, everyday objects, and poetic and societal themes. He is interested in using collaboration and chance encounters to generate new artwork and enjoys playing with text and language within his work .
Michael Davies will be on site from the 29th to the 31st July to work with Peter.
Fieldwork Supervisor 2013
Dan is studying an Archaeological Computing MSc, and we are very lucky that Basing House is the case study for his major project. Dan will also be the project’s Fieldwork Supervisor, and will be working closely with Dave Allen.
University of Southampton Experts
We are also very lucky to have the input of numerous experts from the University of Southampton.
Kris Strutt, Dom Barker, Penny Copeland and Tim Sly ran the Spring Survey at Basing House with us in 2013.
There are a few posts about the two weeks of surveying here (many written by Kris):
Kris Strutt specialises in archaeological mapping and geophysical survey. He is also the Director of the Archaeological Prospection Services of Southampton unit. We are very lucky to have his input at Basing House as he is very busy flying around the world working on projects such as the landscape surveys in Thebes and Antinoupolis in Egypt, in the area of the Isola Sacra in Italy, and at a number of coastal and other sites in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Kris also has an excellent blog, which he keeps up-to-date when he is on his travels: http://kdstrutt.wordpress.com/