Staff Profile:Dr Hella Eckardt
- Dr Hella Eckardt
- Job Title:
- Associate Professor
- Areas of Interest:
- Theoretical approaches to material culture
- Roman objects
- The Archaeology of the Roman provinces
- Mobility and migration in the Roman world
Hella currently co-supervises four PhD students:
- Romano-British pewter vessels in the British Museum (Smith)
- the economic implications of Samian ware from Britain and Germany (Weber),
- villas in Roman Kent (Wilkinson)
- clay objects in Ostia (Martelli).
Recently completed PhD students examined Romano-British bronze figurines (Durham), mortaria (Lucy Cramp) and Romano-British pewter vessels (Richard Lee).
Hella would welcome research proposals on the archaeology of Roman Britain and the north-western provinces and on Roman Material Culture. For further information, please contact Dr Eckardt
- Research groups / Centres:
Hella Eckardt teaches provincial Roman archaeology and material culture studies. Her research focuses on theoretical approaches to the material culture of the north-western provinces and she is particularly interested in the relationship between the consumption of Roman objects and the expression of social and cultural identity. She has published on lighting equipment (Illuminating Roman Britain) and objects associated with grooming and personal adornment (Styling the body).
A recently completed, AHRC-funded project with Gundula Müldner & Mary Lewis examined the evidence for incomers in Romano-British towns through a combination of material culture, skeletal and isotope research. This showed that there is considerable evidence for individuals of very diverse origins living in later Roman towns such as York and Winchester. Read more about the project: A Long Way from Home: Diaspora Communities in Roman Britain
YNumber of items: 23.
- Eckardt, H., Muldner, G. and Speed, G. (2015) The late Roman field army in Northern Britain? Mobility, material culture and multi-isotope analysis at Scorton (N. Yorks). Britannia, 46. pp. 191-223. ISSN 0068-113X doi: 10.1017/S0068113X1500015X
- Eckardt, H. (2014) Objects and Identities: Roman Britain and the north-western provinces. Oxford University Press , Oxford, pp296. ISBN 9780199693986
- Eckardt, H., Muldner, G. and Lewis, M. (2014) People on the move in Roman Britain. World Archaeology, 46 (4). pp. 534-550. ISSN 0043-8243 doi: 10.1080/00438243.2014.931821
- Clarke, A., Creighton, J. and Eckardt, H. (2013) Introduction: Michael Fulford and Roman Silchester. In: Eckardt, H. and Rippon, S. (eds.) Living and Working in the Roman World, Essays in Honour of Michael Fulford. Journal of Roman Archaeology Supplementary Series, 95. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, pp. 19-30.
- Muldner, G. H., Chenery, C. and Eckardt, H. (2011) The 'Headless Romans': multi-isotope investigations of an unusual burial ground from Roman Britain. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38 (2). pp. 280-290. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2010.09.003
- Eckardt, H. (2011) Heating and lighting. In: Allason-Jones, L. (ed.) Artefacts in Roman Britain: their purpose and use. Cambridge University Press, pp. 180-193. ISBN 9780521860123
- Chenery, C., Eckardt, H. and Muldner, G. (2011) Cosmopolitan Catterick? Isotopic evidence for population mobility on Rome’s Northern frontier. Journal of Archaeological Science, 38. pp. 1525-1536. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2011.02.018
- Eckardt, H. (2010) A long way from home: diaspora communities in Roman Britain. In: Eckardt, H. (ed.) Roman diasporas: archaeological approaches to mobility and diversity in the Roman Empire. Journal of Roman Archaeology, Portsmouth, Rhode Island, pp. 99-130. ISBN 9781887829786
- Leach, S., Eckardt, H., Chenery, C., Muldner, G. and Lewis, M. (2010) A Lady of York: migration, ethnicity and identity in Roman Britain. Antiquity, 84 (323). pp. 131-145. ISSN 0003-598X
- Chenery, C., Müldner, G. H., Evans, J., Eckardt, H., Leach, S. and Lewis, M. E. (2010) Strontium and stable isotope evidence for diet and mobility in Roman Gloucester, UK. Journal of Archaeological Science, 37 (1). pp. 150-163. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.025
- Eckardt, H., Booth, P., Chenery, C., Müldner, G. H., Evans, J.A. and Lamb, A. (2009) Oxygen and strontium isotope evidence for mobility in Roman Winchester. Journal of Archaeological Science, 36 (12). pp. 2816-2825. ISSN 0305-4403 doi: 10.1016/j.jas.2009.09.010
- Eckardt, H., Brewer, P., Hay, S. and Poppy, S. (2009) Roman barrows and their landscape context: a GIS case study at Bartlow, Cambridgeshire. Britannia, 40 (1). pp. 65-98. ISSN 1753-5352 doi: DOI:10.3815/006811309789786025
- Eckardt, H., Clarke, A. S., Hay, S., Macaulay, S., Ryan, P., Thornley, D. M. and Timby, J. (2009) The Bartlow Hills in context: report on recent excavations. Proceedings of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society, XCVIII. pp. 47-64.
- Leach, S., Lewis, M. E., Chenery, C., Müldner, G. H. and Eckardt, H. (2009) Migration and diversity in Roman Britain: a multidisciplinary approach to immigrants in Roman York, England. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 140 (3). pp. 546-561. ISSN 0002-9483 doi: DOI:10.1002/ajpa.21104
- Eckardt, H. and Crummy, N. (2008) Styling the body in late Iron Age and Roman Britain: a contextual approach to toilet instruments. Instrumentum Monograph No. 36. Instrumentum, Montagnac. ISBN 9782355180095
- Eckardt, H. (2008) Technologies of the body: Iron Age and Roman grooming and display. In: Garrow, D., Gosden, C. and Hill, J.D. (eds.) Rethinking Celtic Art. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 113-128. ISBN 1842173189
- Astin, T., Eckardt, H. and Hay, S. (2007) Resistivity imaging survey of the Roman barrows at Bartlow, Cambridgeshire, UK. Archaeological Prospection, 14 (1). pp. 24-37. ISSN 1075-2196 doi: 10.1002/arp.287
- Fulford, M., Clarke, A. and Eckardt, H. (2006) Life and Labour in Late Roman Silchester: Excavations in Insula IX from 1997. Britannia Monograph 22. Society for the Promotion of Roman Studies, London.
- Eckardt, H. and Crummy, N. (2006) 'Roman' or 'native' bodies in Britain: the evidence of late Roman nail-cleaner strap-ends. Oxford Journal of Archaeology, 25 (1). pp. 83-103. ISSN 0262-5253 doi: 10.1111/j.1468-0092.2006.00250.x
- Clarke, A., Eckardt, H., Fulford, M., Rains, M. and Tootell, K. (2005) Silchester Roman Town: the Insula IX Town Life Project: the Late Roman archaeology. University of Reading.
- Eckardt, H. (2005) The social distribution of Roman artefacts: the case of nail-cleaners and brooches in Britain. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 18. pp. 139-160.
- Eckardt, H. (2004) Old objects in Roman contexts: portable material culture and memory in the Roman provinces. In: Croxford, B., Eckardt, H., Meade, J. and Wakes, J. (eds.) TRAC: Proceedings of the Thirteenth Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Leicester 2003. Oxbow Books, Oxford, pp. 36-50.
Eckardt, H. (2002) Illuminating Roman Britain. Montagnac: Instrumentum.
Eckardt, H. (2002) The Colchester lamp factory. Britannia 33, 77-93.
Eckardt, H. (1999) The Colchester Child's Grave. Britannia 30, 57 - 90.
- BA (Mainz), MA (London), PhD (Reading)