About me

I am a currently a Post-Doc at the University of York working on the Listening to the Commons Project. My current research explores women’s experience of politics at the House of Commons in the 18th and 19th century through the use of digital acoustic techniques. I’m based in the Department of History and the Digital Creativity Labs. I’m also working as a Project Coordinator on the Elizabeth Castle, Jersey Project for the Archaeology Department.

Generally my research focuses on a few broad themes:

  • Multisensory experience in the past
  • Digital Archaeology
  • Buildings
  • Medieval Buildings
  • Women’s history


I was 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 a lot of support.

Following the completion of my PhD I took a break from academia while I wrote up some of my work and during this time worked as Heritage Consultant for Allen Archaeology Limited largely undertaken and writing up building surveys and desk-based assessments, with some time spent doing social media and digital recording.

You can contact me via email: catriona.cooper@york.ac.uk

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