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Senior Academic promotions for archaeologists at Cambridge

last modified Jul 31, 2018 01:20 PM
Congratulations to Susanne Hakenbeck, Tamsin O'Connell and Susan Oosthuizen on their recently announced promotions.

As detailed in the Cambridge University Reporter on 13 June, a Professorship has been established for Dr Susan Oosthuizen, a Readership for Dr Tamsin O'Connell and a Senior Lectureship for Dr Susanne Hakenbeck


(l-r) Dr Susanne Hakenbeck, Dr Tamsin O'Connell and Dr Susan Oosthuizen


Dr Susan Oosthuizen directs programmes in landscape and garden history /archaeology at the Institute of Continuing Education. She is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, a Fellow of Wolfson College, Cambridge, and a former President of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society. Susan teaches in landscape and field archaeology, including garden archaeology, with a special interest in the Anglo-Saxon and medieval landscapes, and in research skills. Dr Oosthuizen will become Professor in Medieval Archaeology from 1 October 2018.


Dr Tamsin O'Connell is a Senior Lecturer in Bioarchaeology, a Fellow of Trinity Hall and Head of the Dorothy Garrod Laboratory at the Department of Archaeology. Her research traces signals of diet and climate in human and animal tissues, using isotopic analysis. As well as application to archaeological, ecological and epidemiological case studies, Tamsin's work focuses on developing our understanding of the underlying principles, so as to improve the resolution of interpretations and conclusions that we can draw from isotopic analyses. Dr O'Connell will become a Reader in Isotopic Ecology from 1 October 2018. 


Dr Susanne Hakenbeck is a Lecturer in Historical Archaeology, Fellow of Homerton College and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London. Her research focuses on the social transformations that occurred in the centuries before and after the end of the Roman Empire, integrating theoretical enquiry with what might be called ‘anthropological’ approaches in archaeology and archaeological science. Susanne is currently writing a monograph on the role of the Danube in the formation of new polities in central Europe, following the decline of the Roman Empire which explores the lived experiences of the people living along the river banks and their relationships with the remaining structures of the Roman Empire. Dr Hakenbeck will become a Senior Lecturer in Historical Archaeology from 1 October 2018. 

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