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Martin Barry BSc. (Hons), M.A. – Martin is a PhD student at the University of Bristol researching ‘A Box of Conflict Memories’; Materiality, Memory and Princess Mary’s Gift Box 1914-1920.



Barbora Brederova, MA Cultural Heritage Studies – Barbora is an archaeologist and an MA Cultural Heritage Studies candidate at the UCL. In her award-winning BA dissertation, she explored solutions to the deliberate destruction of cultural heritage during 21st c. conflicts. She collaborates with Dr. Yates and experts in the US on studying the trafficking of cultural objects. In her work, she focuses on the interactions between heritage values and contemporary political, economic and social systems. She works towards raising awareness of the significance of cultural heritage and places a strong emphasis on the threat to human identities and social well-being caused by the misuse of cultural sites.


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Krystyna Truscoe – Krystyna is a landscape archaeologist with extensive experience of working on large scale aerial photograph and LiDAR survey projects. Prior to joining the EAMENA (Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa) team she was involved in surveys of the South Downs National Park, the New Forest National Park, the Dorset coast and the Mendip Hills AONB. Most recently she completed a survey of the environs of the Iron Age oppidum and Roman town of Silchester, part of the University of Reading Silchester Iron Age Environs Project. She has recently embarked upon a PhD using aerial photographs and LiDAR to examine the landscapes of territorial oppida in southern Britain.


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Luisa Nienhaus – Luisa is a PhD student at the UCL Institute of Archaeology working on contemporary commemorations of the Napoleonic Wars and how they reflect changing ideas of Europe and European identities. Her project examines the central questions of why, what and how these historic events are remembered and perceived over the past 200 years and against our contemporary cultural background.


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Mike Relph – Mike is a PhD research student at the University of Bristol, having graduated with an MA in Archaeology from the University in 2014. A former army officer, Mike has a keen interest in military history and in Modern Conflict Archaeology – a new and exciting area of academic research focused on the study of 20th and early 21st century industrial conflict and its legacies.


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Melanie Winterton – Melanie is a PhD Candidate at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Bristol. She specialises in Modern Conflict Archaeology and her AHRC-funded research focuses on the depths and dimensions of a First World War aviator’s sense-scape from an archaeological anthropological perspective – 1914 to the present.



Dr John B Winterburn – John is a modern conflict and landscape archaeologist. He is the landscape archaeologist for the Great Arab Revolt project and has spent 10 years researching the conflict landscapes of southern Jordan. He was awarded his PhD by the University of Bristol in 2016 and has continuing research interests in the Middle East, Northern Ireland and the Shetland Isles.

John is a Research Associate at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, where he contributes to the Endangered Archaeology of the Middle East and North Africa project (EAMENA) and specialises in the archaeology of modern conflict across the region.

Contact Info: Jbw1@jbwinterburn.co.uk / 07775667610


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Matthew Savage, BA (Hons) – Matthew graduated in 2002 with a degree in multi-media and product design and commenced work in the Film and TV industry. From 2004 he assisted in redesigning the Tardis and Daleks for the first season of the New Doctor Who series. After working as a concept designer for two years on WHO and an art director on Torchwood for one year, he transitioned into feature films, working on movies such as The Dark Knight, X-Men: First Class, Prometheus and The Martian. This included working with Film Directors such as Ridley Scott, JJ Abrams and Christopher Nolan producing conceptual illustrations for costumes, props, environments and vehicles.

From 2013 to present he has been working for Lucas Films as a prop and weapon designer on their new slate of Star Wars films including The Force Awakens, Rogue One and The Last Jedi.


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Julia Richardson – Julia was originally a Historian by training, graduating from Swansea University with a BA and MA in History, she then completed a Masters in Landscape Archaeology at the University of Bristol in 2011. It was during this time that she was first introduced to the world of Modern Conflict Archaeology. She has been a member of the Durand Group for 6 years and it is through them that she has had the privilege of entering, excavating and recording subterranean spaces of the First World War in Northern France. Her research is focused on the study of the graffiti that remains at these sites. She is currently writing a book, soon to be published by Pen and Sword, on the variety of graffiti found and the importance they hold.



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Catherine is a 4th generation dressmaker with a City and Guilds qualification in design, pattern drafting and garment construction, establishing her own bespoke dressmaking business in 2000. Combining a lifelong passion for history, family history and historical fashion led to her becoming a warden at Talbot House, Poperinghe and a member of the Garrison Artillery Volunteers. Engaging with the public, Catherine regularly attends First and Second World War events around the country with displays on ‘Make do and Mend’, Graves Registration and uniform production.