Joanna Sofaer

Institution: 
University of Southampton
E-mail: 
jrsd@soton.ac.uk
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Joanna Sofaer is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology. She has published widely on the European Bronze Age. Her research combines innovative theoretical work with material culture based approaches. In addition to the CinBA project, she has participated in a number of large international projects, most recently including the on-going EC-funded Marie Curie ITN Forging Identities and the excavation of the Bronze Age tell at Százhalombatta, Hungary. Previous projects include Disinter/est, an interdisciplinary collaboration bringing together Archaeology and Arts Practice, and membership of the EC-funded Emergence of European Communities. Joanna is responsible for CinBA management, ensuring synergy within the CinBA consortium, timely delivery of outputs, and is chair of the CinBA steering committee. She is part of the CinBA Pottery Research Team focussing on material qualities, supervises a PhD on creativity in pottery shape and decoration, and with a post-doc synthesises spatial and temporal trends in pottery. She is a member of the CinBA research team investigating contemporary attitudes, working with modern craftspeople on their responses to ancient craft. She contributes to publications, other forms of dissemination, and is a member of the HERA Creativity Steering Committee.

Project Title: 
CinBA