Sarah Colley


Dr Sarah Colley has been an Honorary Fellow in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History since 2014. Her current research concerns ethics and digital heritage, and issues raised by digital media representations of archaeology, heritage and the past. In 2020-21 she is producing a series of short-form videos about the ‘Arch-I-Scan’ project, lead by Professor Penelope Allison, and contributing to Allison’s ‘Kinchega Archaeological Research Project’. Sarah is working on forthcoming publication of her recent keynote lecture ‘Audiovisual Documents, Digital Cultural Heritage and Ethics’ presented at ‘Gorffennol Digidol/ Digital Past 2020: New Technologies in Heritage, Interpretation & Outreach’ organized by the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales.

Sarah did her PhD in Archaeology at University of Southampton and postdoctoral research at the Australian National University. As Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at University of Sydney (until 2012) her research and teaching focused on archaeological philosophy and ethics, cultural heritage management, public archaeology and Australian archaeology. She has also worked in the heritage industry as a specialist advisor, archaeological consultant and professional trainer. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London and Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of New England, Australia.

At University of Leicester Sarah was Research Project Administrator for Allison’s ‘Big Data on the Roman Table’ AHRC-funded research network and she wrote and co-contributed to several recent publications:

Colley, S. 2019. Big Data on the Roman Table. British Archaeology. 167:50-55.

Colley, S. and Evans, J. 2018 Big Data Analyses of Roman Tableware: information standards, digital technologies and research collaboration, Internet Archaeology 50.

Allison, P., Pitts, M. and Colley, S. (eds.) 2018. Big Data on the Roman Table: new approaches to tablewares in the Roman world. Internet Archaeology Issue 50.

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