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Department of Archaeology



I’m Josh, I'm based at Selwyn College and I’m an ESRC PhD Researcher in Critical Heritage Studies within the Department of Archaeology. 


My specialism is intangible industrial heritage, and my current project examines the professional football clubs of the Midlands and North-West as relics of post-industrial heritage. Asides from my academic studies, I am a huge football fan - obviously! - and a fervent supporter of West Bromwich Albion FC. I am also a keen musician and enjoy cooking and travel in my down time. 


Industrial heritage, intangible heritage, heritage and community formation, heritage and identity, working-class heritage, sports heritage, heritage and ontological security. 

Other Professional Activities

Policy and Media Director at Fair Game UK

Freelance Football Writer

Job Titles

PhD Student in Archaeology

General Info

Not available for consultancy
Research Expertise / Fields of study: 
Socio-Politics of the Past
Cultural Heritage

Contact Details

Jcwb2 [at]


Person keywords: 
Football, Post-Industrial Heritage, Heritage
Heritage Studies
Geographical areas: 
Periods of interest: 
Other Historical