John Schofield Lecture at John Nicholas Brown Center, Brown University

Posted by Ian on Apr 6, 2011 in news

I hosted John Schofield from University of York at Brown University recently, and he gave a wonderfully engaging and inspiring talk about new directions for socially engaged heritage and archaeological work.

Embrace the Margins: Adventures in the Archaeology of Contemporary Homelessness
John Schofield, University of York, Department of Archaeology
2pm, April 5, 2011
John Nicholas Brown Center, 357 Benefit Street, Providence, RI

This talk will describe current research in Bristol (UK) which attempts both to study the archaeology of contemporary homelessness, and do so with a team of predominantly homeless (they prefer ‘home-free’) people. The presentation will provide context to this study and identity why studies of this kind are relevant within broader and increasingly de-centralized heritage agenda.

About John
After twenty-one years with English Heritage (, John has recently been appointed Director of Studies in Cultural Heritage Management at the University of York. In addition to co-ordinating teaching and research in cultural heritage, John’s appointment enables him to pursue long-standing research interests in landscape as well as archaeologies of recent conflict and the contemporary past. Recent books include a collection of previously published works on conflict archaeology (Aftermath: Readings in the Archaeology of Recent Conflict, 2010, Springer pb), the co-edited Heritage Reader (2008, Routledge) and the co-authored After Modernity: Archaeological Approaches to the Contemporary Past (2010, OUP).