Sara Perry

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I have recently taken up a lectureship in Cultural Heritage Management in the Department of Archaeology at the University of York. I am the Director of Studies of the MSc in Digital Heritage and the acting Director of the MSc in Archaeological Information Systems. Prior to this, I completed both a BA and MA in Anthropology at the University of Victoria, Canada (specialising in prehistoric archaeology and visual anthropology), and a PhD in Archaeology, graduating from the University of Southampton in 2011. Concurrent with my PhD, I held a British Academy research fellowship at the Society of Antiquaries of London, a fellowship in digital humanities at Southampton, and a post on the landmark English Heritage-funded Visualisation in Archaeology project (

My research focuses on the means by which archaeologists employ different forms of media—e.g., museum displays, books, journal articles, magazines, lectures, podcasts, television, radio, newspapers, the web, etc.—to engage both academic and non-academic audiences. My work converges on the intellectual, economic and exhibitionary consequences of these media, particularly how their use feeds back into disciplinary research questions and funding streams.

Read more about my work on my personal blog or on Twitter at @archaeologistsp.