Staff Profile:Dr Hella Eckardt

Name:
Dr Hella Eckardt
Job Title:
Associate Professor
Responsibilities:
Areas of Interest:
  • Theoretical approaches to material culture
  • Roman objects
  • The Archaeology of the Roman provinces
  • Mobility and migration in the Roman world

Postgraduate Supervision

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:

Social Archaeology Research Group

Key Facts;

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

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  • Eckardt, H. and Williams, H. (2003) Objects without a past. In: Williams, H. (ed.) Archaeologies of Remembrance: death and memory in past societies. Kluwer/Plenum Academic Press, New York & London, pp. 141-170.
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Earlier Publications:

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.

Qualifications:
BA (Mainz), MA (London), PhD (Reading)

 

Dr Hella Eckardt

Contact Details

Email:
h.eckardt@reading.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44 (0) 118 378 6266

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