About me

I am a PhD student at the University of Southampton. My thesis was funded through the Collaborative Doctoral Award scheme through the Arts and Humanities Research Council under the title “Lived Experience at Bodiam, Scotney and Ightham in the later middle ages”. Throughout my work I was partnered with the National Trust who provided me with access the sites, on site support and accomodation while I undertook my work (there support has been invaluble).

My thesis focuses on two digital projects, the first at Bodiam Castle explores the application of visualisation technologies as a mechanism for understanding the experience of place. I am exploring how different visualisation techniques illicit different emotional responses towards the use of mixed media in imagining the building. The second at Ightham Mote explores how we can apply auralization to understand the experience of the building. This project uses techniques from Acoustical Engineering and has been undertaken with support from the Institute of Sound and Vibration.

Outside of my thesis I teach on the first year Archaeological Methods course and in summer work on the Elite Landscapes in Southeastern England project collaboration between University of Southampton and Northwestern University. I am also involved with the AHRC Ways of Seeing the English Domestic Interior, 1500-1700 research network. I also help coordinate the Seeing, Thinking, Doing blogspot which is a forum for debate and presentation on Visualisation in Archaeology which is in the process of development.

I complete a BA in Archaeology at Southampton in 2009 and continued straight into an MSc in Archaeological Computing (Spatial Technologies). My research interests include:
– Applying Auralization and Acoustics towards the study of the past (archaeoacoustics)
– Visualisation in Archaeology
– Digital recording techniques
– Digital Humanities
– Buildings Archaeology
– Medieval Archaeology
– Graffiti

You can contact me via email: cc1406@soton.ac.uk

Or through my academia page: http://soton.academia.edu/CatrionaCooper

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