EXARC Board

The EXARC Board consists of nine people, elected by the Annual General Meeting. 

Rewarding Policy EXARC Board Members
Following the EXARC Bylaws, Paragraph 7.1.4, for purposes of attending Board Meetings, Members of the Board and other specified attendees to Board Meetings may get a refund of maximum EUR 250 per Board Meeting (travel and subsistence) as far as it fits the annual budget.

border

Pascale BarnesChair: Pascale Barnes
Chair@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2019-2021

Pascale Barnes studied Human Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA. She moved to the UK in 1985 where she worked for an economic development consultancy in London for several years, organising international workshops and conferences for a variety of European Commission programmes. She also worked as a freelance head-hunter for a British company, focussing on recruitment in France and Belgium. Most recently, Pascale was the Administrator at Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne (2004 - 2017) and especially enjoyed liaising with visitors, organising public events, and raising awareness of the centre through social media.
Pascale holds dual American and French nationalities, is fluent in English and French, has some working knowledge of Italian and Spanish.

border

Prof. Dr Javier Baena PreyslerVice-Chair: Prof. Dr Javier Baena Preysler
Vice-Chair@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2019-2021

Javier Baena is professor of Prehistory and Archaeology teaching several issues at different Universities of Spain particularly at the Universidad Autónoma of Madrid (Spain). His work at the University (Universidad Autónoma of Madrid) teaching Experimental Archaeology since 1990, has promoted different Experimental centres in Spain like for example Museo de los orígenes (Madrid), La Algaba (Málaga), Carex (Burgos) etc. His activity provides scientific experience to many generations of Spanish archaeologists. One specific aspect of his work are the activity as editor of the Boletin de Arqueología Experimental (http://www.uam.es/otros/baex/), and being one of the organisers of the international experimental archaeology conferences in Spain. He is the vice- chair of the Spanish association of experimental Archaeology, responsable of the Experimental laboratory at the UAM (https://es-es.facebook.com/ArquExperimentalUAM/), and is engaged in connecting it with the worldwide network represented by EXARC.

border

Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Ph.D.

Secretary: Milica Tapavički-Ilić PhD
Secretary@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2018-2020

She has studied Archaeology at the Belgrade University, receiving the Grade B.A. with the Theme: Influences of Celtic-Scordiscian and the Roman Pottery at the territories of Pannonia Inferior and Moesia Superior. Later on, she has finished her postgraduate-studies at the Belgrade University, receiving Grade M.A. with the Theme: The Scordiscians during Roman times. From 1998 to 2002, she did her Ph.D. studies at the Philipps-Universität in Marburg (Germany), as a DAAD Scholarship holder, receiving Grade Ph.D. with the thesis: Vergleichende Untersuchung zur Romanisierung der Treverer und der Skordisker.

  • In 2002, she worked as custodian of the Iron Age Collection at the National Museum in Belgrade.
  • In 2004, she started working at the Archaeological Institute of the Serbian Academy of Science and Arts. (project "Viminacium" - the Roman City and Legionary Fort).
  • She conducted two excavations of ancient Singidunum and was recently chosen for an expert consultant at the site Ukosa (Stalać, south Serbia), which has a span from Celtic to Medieval period.
  • In 2004-2005, she organized an exhibition in Hochdorf (Germany), entitled "Silber der Illyrer und der Kelten im Zentralbalkan", Keltenmuseum - Hochdorf/Enz.
  • From 2011, a member of the editorial board of the periodical "Arheologija i prirodne nauke" (Archeaology and Science), edited by the Center for new Technologies and Archaeological Institute.

The focus of her scientific reserach is the process of Romanisation and aspects of "barbarian" (autochthonous) material cultures within Roman culture.

border

Claus Detreköy MA

Treasurer: Claus Detreköy MA
Treasurer@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2019-2021

Claus Detreköy is Chair of the association "Experimental Archaeology Switzerland (EAS)". He is engaged already for years in getting experimental archaeology, as sub discipline of archaeology, more professional. He also is much involved in cooperation beyond borders between languages and countries. He is a trained teacher and special pedagogue. Detreköy has diplomas in management as well as economy. Claus Detreköy works as director of an institution for people with special needs.

border

Dr Aidan O'Sullivan

Board Member: Prof. Dr Aidan O'Sullivan
A.Osullivan@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2017-2019

Dr Aidan O'Sullivan is a Senior Lecturer at UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, Ireland. Amongst other things he is:

  • Director of the UCD Centre for Experimental Archaeology and Ancient Technologies, at UCD School of Archaeology, University College Dublin, where he teaches 2 undergraduate courses in experimental archaeology and has supervised several PhDs and MA students with an emphasis on experimental archaeology.
  • He co-ordinates the 'UCD experimental Archaeology' Facebook group with c730 members around the world, linking Irish experimental archaeologists with colleagues everywhere.
  • He will be a co-organiser of the 9th Experimental Archaeology conference, to be held at University College Dublin, January 16-18 2015.
  • He has previously been an academic adviser to the Irish National Heritage Park, at Ferrycarrig, Co. Wexford, Ireland (particularly on aspects of their early medieval and Viking Age reconstructions) and is a member of EXARC.

His research expertise focuses on the archaeology and history of early medieval and Viking Age Ireland, in its northwest European context, AD 400-1100 and on wetland and maritime archaeology and environments globally, and on experimental archaeology. He is the author of 9 books and over 70 scientific papers and articles.

border

Professor Linda Hurcombe

Board Member: Professor Dr Linda Hurcombe
L.Hurcombe@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: No

Period: 2018-2020

Linda Hurcombe has broad interests in artefacts and material culture studies. She is especially interested in ethnographies of craft traditions, the sensory worlds of prehistoric societies and the manner in which archaeologists and anthropologists approach artefact studies. She has also worked on gender and material culture, and explored function as a concept as well as conducting functional analysis of stone tools via wear traces. Her research is characterised by the extensive use of experimental archaeology and ethnographies, providing a detailed practical understanding of how materials can be transformed into material culture. She was the founder and first director of the MA in Experimental Archaeology and has been the Head of the Department of Archaeology and is now the Director of Research Postgraduates. Fieldwork projects have been undertaken in Europe and Pakistan and in recent years she has worked with a variety of craftspeople. In association with the National Museums Scotland and a network of colleagues she led a study on touch experiences in museums using traditional and digital technologies to provide haptic experiences. She is currently writing a book on organic material culture - the 'missing majority' of prehistoric material culture – and her current research projects include working with Prof Robert van de Noort and the National Maritime Museum (Cornwall) to build a full size sewn plank boat based on archaeological finds from the Early Bronze Age.

border

Dr Julia HeebBoard Member: Dr Julia Heeb
J.Heeb@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: Yes

Period: 2019-2021

After completing my AHRC funded MA in experimental archaeology at the University of Exeter in 2006, I knew that I wanted to work further in the field of Experimental Archaeology.  In November 2007, I co-organized the second Experimental Archaeology Conference at Exeter University after receiving an AHRC grant for my PhD at the same institution. After two maternity breaks, I finished my PhD on an experimental approach regarding the shafthole copper axes from southeastern Europe in 2012.  Between 2012 and 2015 I worked freelance based in Berlin, offering research and educational services for museums and translations of academic texts. In March 2015 I started working at the Stiftung Stadtmuseum Berlin in the Archaeological Open-Air Museum "Museumsdorf Düppel" and the archaeological collections. I am responsible for the archaeological collections, general research, exhibitions and experimental archaeology. 

border

Annemarie Pothaar MA BA

Board Member: Annemarie Pothaar BA MA
A.Pothaar@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: Yes

Period: 2017-2019

Ms drs Annemarie Pothaar (1977) Master of Arts in Heritage Education & Interpretation. After studying a bachelor degree of Leisure Studies in Rotterdam NL, Annemarie finished her Master of Arts degree (2001) in the UK at Newcastle University and was supervised by Dr. Peter Stone, one of the UKs leading specialists in heritage education. Since then she has worked for a national park, historical museums, archaeological open-air museums and the Dutch Royal Armouries. Annemarie is a visitor experience and interpretation developer, specialised in engaging visitors through a variety of interpretive techniques and encouraging learning in informal and formal heritage encounters. She is charmed by the use of live historic costumed interpretation, but makes use of the full possibilities of the interpretive mix, to find the right medium for each situation. She uses the latest insights and methodologies on cultural heritage-, intergenerational- en family learning to develop informal learning solutions. Her motto is engage, relate, reveal from Freeman Tilden. In her time off, you can find her in museums and heritage sites, performing live historic costumed interpretation and visiting international museums and heritage sites to get new ideas and compare best practices. Continuous professional development is very important to her and Annemarie plays an active role in European partnerships programmes by sharing knowledge and hosting workshops. Currently Annemarie is working towards the Associateship of the Museum Association.

border

Dr Peter InkerBoard Member: Dr Peter Inker
P.Inker@exarc.net

Member of ICOM: Yes

Period: 2019-2021

I begin working in archaeology in 1985, excavating and experimental archaeological reconstruction of a medieval village at Cosmeston, Wales, UK. Since then extensive experience in field Archaeology and research, with concentration on late Roman and Migration Period material culture studies. I gained my BA (hons), MA and PhD at the University of Wales looking at early medieval metalworking techniques. My most recent work has been in museum and heritage environments, specifically digital heritage through virtual and augmented reality. I was responsible for Virtual Williamsburg, the reconstruction of the 18th-Century City of Williamsburg, including everything from artefact reconstruction to building, cityscape, and topological reconstruction.