Ms Hannah R Buckingham
PhD Cardiff University (AHRC funded)
MA Museum and Gallery Studies with Merit - Manchester University 2008 (AHRC funded)
BA Archaeology and Medieval History First Class - Cardiff University 2007
Working Title: Identity and archaeology in everyday life: the material culture of the Crusader states.
The First Crusade’s capture of Jerusalem (1099) was followed by western European (‘Latin’ or ‘Frankish’) settlement throughout the Near East and the establishment of the Kingdom of Jerusalem, the Counties of Tripoli and Edessa, and the Principality of Antioch. This interdisciplinary study will investigate through the lens of domestic archaeology how and to what extent Frankish settlers constructed a distinctive identity within their new society in response to the local Christian and Islamic cultures.
My research will integrate archaeological and historical information from the Crusader states in the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Archaeological evidence derived from the study of surviving buildings, museum collections (notably in Jerusalem) and published excavation reports will be combined with textual evidence from Christian and Islamic sources, including chronicles, biographies, pilgrimage texts, letters, rentals and charters.
Start Date: October 2011
First Supervisor: Professor Denys Pringle
Second Supervisor: Dr Helen Nicholson
Teaching: Seminar Tutor for Post Roman and Medieval Archaeology
Conference Papers: ‘Exchange 2012’ at Cardiff University – ‘Beyond the Kingdom of Heaven: Daily Life in the Kingdom of Jerusalem’
Project Participation: Part of conference committee for SMA Postgraduate Conference (November 2012) and Medieval Identities Symposium (June 2012).
Related links: http://cardiff.academia.edu/HannahBuckingham