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The EXARC Board consists of eight people, elected by the Annual General Meeting. With each person it says the period they are serving in the Board.

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.

Bill Schindler PhDChairman: Prof. Bill Schindler PhD
chair@exarc.net

Member of ICOM:
No

Period: 2016-2018

Bill is an associate professor of archaeology and experimental archaeology at Washington College located on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in the United States. His major areas of interest/study are prehistoric archaeology, experimental archaeology, stone tool technology, prehistoric food processing strategies (primarily detoxification of plants and fermentation), prehistoric ceramics, and general primitive technologies. He made several experimental archaeology field trips to Denmark. Bill is also the Chairman of REARC.

Martin Schmidt MAVice-Chairman: Martin Schmidt MA
martin.schmidt@landesmuseum-hannover.de

Member of ICOM:
Yes

Period: 2016-2018

Martin Schmidt is one of the founding members of EXARC and member since 2001. He studied archaeology in Münster, Cologne and Frankfurt a/M and was among others almost 10 years director of the archaeological open-air museum Oerlinghausen. From 2003 he is deputy director at the Lower Saxon State Museum in Hannover. He also is honorary lecturer at University College London (UCL).

Dr Javier BaenaSecretary: Prof. Dr Javier Baena
secretary@exarc.net

Member of ICOM:
No

Period: 2015-2017

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, responsible of the Experimental laboratory at the UAM (facebook.com/ArquExperimentalUAM/), and is engaged in connecting it with the worldwide network represented by EXARC.



Claus Detreköy MATreasurer: Claus Detreköy MA
detrekoey@vtx.ch

Member of ICOM:
No

Period: 2016-2018

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 since 2009 for the Canton of Bern and is responsible for the planning, coordination and finances of the offers for people with special needs.



Dr Aidan O'SullivanBoard Member: Prof. Dr Aidan O'Sullivan
aidan.osullivan@ucd.ie

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.



Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Ph.D.Board Member: Milica Tapavički-Ilić, Ph.D.
mtapavic@sbb.rs

Member of ICOM:
No

Period: 2015-2017

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.



Pascale BarnesBoard Member: Pascale Barnes
pascaleb758@gmail.com

Member of ICOM:
No

Period: 2016-2018

Pascale Barnes studied Human Nutrition at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, USA. She moved to the UK in 1985 where she worked for economic development consultancy in London, organising international workshops and conferences in the UK and Europe, liaising with European Commission officials and proofreading documents intended for publication. She also worked as a free-lance headhunter for a British company, focussing on recruitment in France and Belgium. She joined the Ancient Technology Centre in Cranborne in 2004.
Over the past 12 years her role as Administrator has greatly diversified as the centre has developed and grown. Her day-to-day duties include liaising directly with schools and visitors, developing and organising public events, managing the ATC social media profiles, attending outreach events on behalf of the centre and occasionally teaches groups. She has first-hand experience of the practical application of experimental archaeological research in the dissemination of ancient skills, crafts and construction and enjoys participating in the various projects ongoing at the ATC.
Pascale holds dual American and French nationalities, is fluent in English and French, has some working knowledge of Italian and is learning Spanish.



Annemarie Pothaar MA BABoard Member: Annemarie Pothaar BA MA
annemariepothaar@hotmail.com

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.

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