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edward-pollardResearch Archaeologist for Cherish Project
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Current Projects

Edward is a researcher at the Discovery Programme on the maritime environment of eastern and southern Ireland linking with Aberystwyth University: Department of Geography and Earth Sciences; Geological Survey, Ireland; and Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales for the CHERISH project to improve our knowledge of the impact of climate and sea-level change on cultural heritage using marine and terrestrial geophysics, drones and laser scanning. This project has urgency due to erosion of the coastline by tidal currents, river flooding and wave action, perhaps exacerbated by climate change, eroding cairns, shipwrecks, promontory forts and port infrastructure in cliffs and beaches.

Biography

I am a maritime archaeologist and geoarchaeologist who has worked in coastal and underwater environments around the Mediterranean, Indian and Atlantic Oceans. Recently, I extended my coastal and inter-tidal research in eastern Africa to the underwater environment using marine geophysics and diving around medieval settlements in Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique.

Research Interests

My interests are in ports examining what they had to offer as harbours, as sources of desirable raw materials, as places of welcome and respite from the rigours of sea travel, and what they now provide as sites of cultural heritage and identity construction. 

Publications

Pollard, E., and O.C. Kinyera (2017) The Swahili coast and the Indian Ocean trade patterns during 7th to 10th century AD. Journal of Southern Africa Studies 43 (5) DOI: 10.1080/03057070.2017.1345266
Pollard, E., and C. Bita (2017) Ship engravings of Kilepwa, Mida Creek, Kenya. Azania 52 (2): 173-191. DOI: 10.1080/0067270X.2017.1283096
Pollard, E., J. Gibson and M. Littlewood (2016) Interpreting medieval to post-medieval inter-tidal features around ayres on Orkney, NE Scotland. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 11 (3): 299–322. DOI 10.1007/s11457-016-9169-0
Pollard, E. (2016) Interpreting medieval to post-medieval seafaring in SE Tanzania using 18th- to 20th-century charts and sailing directions. Les Cahiers d’Afrique de l’Est 51: 99-125 http://ifra-nairobi.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Les-Cahiers-10-2.pdf
Pollard, E., and E.B. Ichumbaki (2016) Why land here? Ports and harbours in southeast Tanzania in the early second millennium AD. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15564894.2016.1218395
Pollard, E., R. Bates, E.B. Ichumbaki and C. Bita (2016) Shipwreck Evidence from Kilwa, Tanzania. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 45 (2): 352–369. DOI: 10.1111/1095-9270.12185
Ichumbaki, E.B., and E. Pollard (2015) Lime-mortar potsherds along the east African coast: Origin and significance. African Archaeology Review 32 (3): 443-63
Fleisher, J., P. Lane, A. LaViolette, M. Horton, E. Pollard, E. Q. Morales, T. Vernet, A. Christie & S. Wynne-Jones (2015) When did the Swahili become maritime? American Anthropologist 117 (1): 100–115.
Pollard, E., P. Robertson, M. Littlewood and G. Geddes (2014) Insights from archaeological analysis and interpretation of marine data sets to inform marine cultural heritage management and planning of wave and tidal energy development for Orkney Waters and the Pentland Firth, NE Scotland. Journal of Ocean and Coastal Management 99: 39-51. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2014.05.012
Brady, N., & E. Pollard (2013) Archaeology and development in a maritime context, highlighting Drogheda and the Boyne estuary as a case study. In Kenneth Aitcheson, James Eogan and John H Jameson Jr. (eds.), Globalized Archaeology. Training and Practice for Modern day Archaeologists. Springer.
Pollard, E., J. Fleisher & S. Wynne-Jones (2012) Beyond the stone town: maritime architecture at fourteenth – fifteenth century Songo Mnara, Tanzania. Journal of Maritime Archaeology 7: 43–62. DOI 10.1007/s11457-012-9094-9
Pollard, E. (2012) Present and past threats and response on the east coast of Africa: an archaeological perspective. Journal of Coastal Conservation 16 (2): 143-158. DOI: 10.1007/s11852-012-0204-5
Pollard, E. (2011) Safeguarding Swahili Trade in the 14th and 15th Centuries: a Unique Navigational Complex in South-East Tanzania. World Archaeology 43 (3): 458-477.
Pollard, E. (2011) The Mesolithic Maritime Landscape on the North Coast of Ireland. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 40 (2): 387-403.
Pollard, E. (2009) Settlement Adaptation to a Changing Coastline: Evidence from the Archaeological Record at Kilwa and Kaole, Tanzania, during the First and Second Millennia AD. Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 4 (1): 82-107.
Cowie, J., D. Cairns, M. Blunn, C. Wilson, E. Pollard, D. Davidson (2009) A Mobile Knowledge Management And Decision Support Tool For Soil Analysis. International Journal of Information Management 29 (5): 397-406.
Wilson, C.A., D.A. Davidson, E. Pollard, J. Cowie, D. Cairns and M. Blunn (2008) SASSA: an internet based soil support system for archaeologists. Internet Archaeology 24-25: http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue25/wilson_index.html
Pollard, E. (2008) The Archaeology of the Tanzanian Coastal Landscapes in the 6th to 15th Centuries AD. BAR International Series 1873: Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 76.
Pollard, E. (2008) The Maritime Landscape of Kilwa Kisiwani and its Region, Tanzania 11th to 15th century AD. Journal of Anthropological Archaeology 27: 265–280.
Pollard, E. (2008) Inter-tidal causeways and platforms of the thirteenth- to sixteenth-century city-state of Kilwa Kisiwani, Tanzania. International Journal of Nautical Archaeology 37 (1): 98-114.

 

Sandra HenryLead Research Archaaeologist - Cherish Project

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Current Projects

Sandra is lead research archaeologist on the EU funded project CHERISH. Sandra’s role involves developing, guiding and initiating the data capture and research agenda of this collaborative project with Wales.

Biography

Sandra obtained a B.A. degree in archaeology and classical studies from the National University of Ireland, Galway, and a M.A. in maritime archaeology, at the University of Southern Denmark, Esbjerg. Sandra has worked as a maritime archaeologist in various capacities including research, commercially and for public bodies.

Research Interests

Sandra’s broad research interests include nautical archaeology, Neolithic archaeology and maritime cultural heritage management. Specific areas of interest are prehistoric seafaring, human interaction and movement, naval warfare, maritime cultural landscapes and underwater archaeological survey and recording methods.

Publications

Ejstrud , B., Goddiksen, P., Henry, S., Persson, C., Tomasi, D. and Thomsen, A. (2014) Halls, Houses and Huts. Buildings at Ribe Viking Centre. Denmark: Print & Sign, University of Southern Denmark. 85 pp ISBN 978-87-996237-1-6

Auer, J., Boda, A., Ditta, M., Henry, S., Karali, E., Karlsen, T., Maarleveld, T., Sokulu, S., Sparvath and Wroblewski, E. (2013) SkernØysund Wreck 3 Fieldwork Report 2011. Denmark: Print & Sign, University of Southern Denmark. ISBN 978-87-992214-9-3

MA BevivinoPostgraduate Programme
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Current Projects

Michael Ann Bevivino is pursuing a PhD entitled Breaking the mould: Ireland’s replicas of cultural objects from the historic to the digital. A recipient of the Irish Research Council Employment-based Postgraduate Programme award, Michael Ann’s research is a collaboration between the Discovery Programme’s Digital Replicas Project, IAFS Ltd and the UCD School of Art History and Cultural Policy. She has worked with the Discovery Programme on various projects since 2005, when she excavated in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon as part of the Medieval Rural Settlement Project. From 2012 to 2014, she was the Research Assistant on the Late Iron Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland (LIARI) Project. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Archaeology from the University of Virginia in 2007. In 2010, she received her Masters in Classics from University College Dublin.

Research Interests

  • Replicas of cultural objects, especially plaster casts of classical sculpture and Irish objects
  • History of collections and museums
  • Public engagement and outreach in heritage, archaeology and museums
  • Artefact conservation, documentation and archiving
  • Community archaeology
  • Exhibition design and management
  • Classical Reception, especially plaster casts and other reproductions of classical sculpture
  • Greek and Roman sculpture
  • Early Medieval Ireland
  • Medieval Ireland
  • Roman archaeology

Publications

Bevivino, M.A. Forthcoming: ‘The Brave Celt Versus the Roman Empire? The Plaster Casts of the National Museum of Ireland and the National College of Art and Design’, in Annetta Alexandridis and Lorenz Winckler-Horacek (eds), Destroy the Copy (chapter in edited volume)
Bevivino, M.A. 2018: ‘Lost and (re)found: investigating Roman artefacts in Ireland’, in Marko A. Jankovic and Vladimir D. Mihajlovic (eds), Reflections of Roman Imperialisms (Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing), pp 30–50 (chapter in edited volume)
Bevivino, M.A. 2018: ‘The Laocoön’s painted toe nails: some thoughts on copies of Classical sculpture in Ireland’, in Joseph Fenwick (ed.), Lost and Found III: rediscovering Ireland’s past (Bray: Wordwell Books), pp 29–40 (chapter in edited volume)
Bevivino, M.A. and Robert Shaw, 2016: ‘Embracing Historic Replicas Through a Digital Medium: the Irish Context’, in Christina Haak and Miguel Helfrich (eds), Casting: a Way to Embrace the Digital Age in Analogue Fashion? A Symposium on the Gipsformerei of the Staatlichen Museen zu Berlin (Heidelberg: arthistoricum.net), pp 199–211 (chapter in edited volume)
Bevivino, M.A. 2015: ‘Two recently restored high cross replicas in the collection of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland’, Journal of the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland, Vol. 142/143 (short journal article)
Bevivino, M.A. 2014: Contribution to Discovery Programme Report 8, Late Iron Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland (Wordwell Books) (chapter in edited volume)
Bevivino, M.A. 2013: ‘Even better than the real thing? Collecting copies of ancient sculpture in Ireland’, Museum Ireland 2015 (journal article)
Bevivino, M.A. 2010: ‘The story of a fragment: the mummy wrapping of Khnum-Nakht’, Trowel: UCD Student Archaeology Journal, Vol. 12 (journal article)
Bevivino, M.A. 2009: et al., ‘Mapping Death: burials, boundaries and territories in Ireland, first to eighth centuries AD’ in The European Archaeologist, Vol. 31 (web journal article)
Bevivino, M.A. 2008: Book Review, Art and devotion in late medieval Ireland in Eolas: the Journal of the American Society of Irish Medieval Studies, Vol. 2 (book review)

Roseanne_Schot Post-Doctoral Fellow - Tara Research Project
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Current Projects

Roseanne was appointed Post-Doctoral Fellow and lead investigator on the Tara Research Project in December 2015. Her primary role is to analyse and prepare for publication the results of geophysical survey and remote sensing undertaken at Tara and in its environs over the past 15 years, in collaboration with research partners at NUI Galway and the Römisch-Germanische Kommission (Deutsches Archäologisches Institut), Frankfurt. She is also coordinating new archaeological investigations in the wider Tara landscape and the preparation of a research framework for the next stage of the Tara Project.

Biography

Roseanne studied archaeology and history at NUI Galway (BA Hons., 2001) where her PhD research as an IRCHSS scholar focused on the cultic and royal landscape of Uisneach, Co. Westmeath, the celebrated ‘navel’ of Ireland and meeting point of the ancient provinces. Since completing her PhD in 2008, she has maintained an active role in research and fieldwork at Uisneach and recently completed the first phase of a conservation plan for the hill, funded by the Heritage Council and the National Monuments Service, DAHG.

Prior to joining The Discovery Programme, Roseanne was a research associate and part-time lecturer in the School of Geography & Archaeology, NUI Galway (2009-2015). During this time, she contributed to research and teaching on royal ceremonial landscapes and early Irish kingship, and directed the geophysical survey component of departmental research at the ‘royal’ sites of Dún Ailinne, Tara and Rathcroghan, the monasteries founded by St Columbanus at Annegray (France) and Bobbio (Italy) and the early ecclesiastical foundation at Cleenish Island (Co. Fermanagh).

Research Interests

Her research interests include landscape studies, Iron Age and early medieval Ireland/Europe, Irish ‘royal’ complexes, religion and ritual, kingship and cosmology.

Publications

Books
Schot, R. et al. (in prep.) Archaeological survey and remote sensing at Tara (untitled monograph).
Schot, R., Newman, C. and Bhreathnach, E. (eds) 2011. Landscapes of cult and kingship. Dublin: Four Courts Press.


Papers
Schot, R. (forthcoming). Forging life amid the dead: crafting and kingship at Iron Age Tara. Discovery Programme Reports 9.
Schot, R., Fenwick, J., Beusing, R. and Rassmann, K. 2016. A renewed programme of discovery at Tara. Archaeology Ireland 30(1), 18–21.
Schot, R., Waddell, J. and Fenwick, J. 2016. Geophysical survey at Rathcroghan 2010–2012. Emania 23, 51–9.
Beusing, R., Rassmann, K., Fenwick, J. and Schot, R. 2016. Landschaftsarchäologische forschungen am königssitz von Tara. e-Forschungsberichte des Deutschen Archäologischen Institut 3, 69–73.
McGinley, S., Potito, A.P., Molloy, K., Schot, R., Stuijts, I. and Beilman, D.W. 2015. Lough Lugh, Uisneach: from natural lake to archaeological monument? The Journal of Irish Archaeology 24, 115–30.
Schot, R., Stuijts, I., McGinley, S. and Potito, A. 2014. Reflections on a lake: a multi-proxy study of environmental change and human impacts at Lough Lugh, Uisneach, Co. Westmeath. Late Iron Age and ‘Roman’ Ireland. Discovery Programme Reports 8, 113–26. Dublin: Wordwell.
Schot, R. 2011. From cult centre to royal centre: monuments, myths and other revelations at Uisneach. In R. Schot, C. Newman and E. Bhreathnach (eds), Landscapes of cult and kingship, 87–113. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Bully, S., Marron, E., Schot, R., Dowling, G. and Fiocchi, L. 2011. Le site du monastère d’Annegray (Haute-Saône): les prospections géophysiques. Bulletin du centre d’études médiévales d’Auxerre 15, 2–7.
Fenwick, J., Dowling, G., Schot, R. and Rogers, J. 2011. Crewbane souterrain and nearby archaeological features, Brugh na Bóinne, Slane, Co. Meath. Ríocht na Midhe 23, 1–25.
Schot, R. 2006. Uisneach Midi a medón Érenn: a prehistoric ‘cult’ centre and ‘royal site’ in Co. Westmeath. The Journal of Irish Archaeology 15, 39–71.

 

L ShinePublic Engagement and Outreach Officer

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Current Projects

Linda works as the Public Engagement and Outreach Officer at the Discovery Programme and her goal is to make the Discovery Programme’s research accessible to as wide an audience as possible. She organises outreach activities in partnership with the communities in which the Discovery Programme carries out its research.

Research Interests

The research for Linda’s MA and PhD focused on medieval rural settlement and cross-cultural interactions and she is interested in anything that could be described as a castle. She has published a number of papers on the medieval settlement in Ireland and has presented her research at conferences in Ireland and abroad.

Biography

Linda has worked in both the Public Sector (Assistant Keeper, National Museum of Ireland and Archaeologist, National Monuments Service) as well as in commercial archaeology. She has also work on community heritage and heritage tourism projects with Meath Partnership and Ulster University. She taught the Public Archaeology module of the MPhil in Public History and Cultural Heritage in Trinity College Dublin for 2 years. Linda is a committee member of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.

Publications

Corns, A. Devlin, G. Deevy, A. Shaw, R. and Shine,L. 2016 3D- Icons Ireland – Fulfilling the potential of a rich 3D resource. EAC occasional Papers No.12
Shine, L. 2015 ‘On the edge of the colony: Overk and the Carlow Corridor’. In T. Barry and V. McAlister (eds) Space and Settlement in the middle ages. Dublin: Four Courts Press.
Shine, L. 2014 ‘Frontier settlement in Cavan in the high medieval period’. In J.Cherry and B. Scott (eds) Cavan: History and Society. Dublin: Geography Publications, 127-147.
Shine, L. 2013 ‘Granny castle and its dependent manors: a case-study of late medieval manorial organisation’.Ruralia IX, 263-272
Shine, L. 2004 ‘The manor of Earlstown, county Kilkenny: an interdisciplinary approach’. In J. Lyttleton and T. O’Keeffe (eds) The manor in medieval and early modern Ireland. Dublin: Four Courts Press, 56-62.
Shine, L. 2003 ‘The Cantred of Erley: a case study of manorial organisation’. Old Kilkenny Review, no. 55, 11-25.

Book reviews

Colfer, B. 2013 Wexford castles: Landscape, context and settlement. Cork: Cork University Press. In Irish Literary Supplement, Vol 34, No. 1 (Fall 2014), p.6
Doyle, I. and Browne, B. 2016 (eds) Medieval Wexford: Essays in memory of Billy Colfer, 292-311. Dublin: Four Courts Press In in Journal of Medieval Monastic Studies, (Forthcoming in 2017)

Other publications

I was the co-editor of the Bréifne journal for 2013, which included reprints of Oliver Davies articles on the archaeology of county Cavan as well as unpublished site reports compiled by Davies and stored in the National Museum of Ireland’s Monument Files.

 

 

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