Andy speaks at conferences across the UK and internationally. He also runs major archaeology and World War I conferences.
HIS NEXT CONFERENCE IS ON :- Saturday 18 November 2018
“A RICHER DUST” is the annual conference for 2017 showcasing projects relating to the recovery and identification of human remains through conflict archaeology. This year, an international panel will look at diverse projects in the field. Conflict archaeology is a multi-disciplinary approach to sites of conflict which acknowledges the sensitivities of ethnicity, and national and cultural identity. It embraces archaeology, cultural history and geography, as well as military history.
World War One: The Recovery and identification of the remains of two British soldiers killed at La Boisselle, France, in 1915 Speaker – Simon Jones
Simon is currently a freelance historian and tour guide. He was formerly the curator at the Royal Engineers and King’s Regiment Museums and a guest curator for English Heritage. He was lead historian for the La Boisselle Study Group and is currently writing a book on underground warfare at La Boisselle. He is the author of books on underground warfare and chemical warfare during the First World War. See his blog at SimonJonesHistorian.com
World War Two – The Russian Front: The immense task of recovering and identifying the remains of soldiers in Western Russia; the challenges of channelling volunteers in a poorly-funded arena Speaker – Olga Ivshina
Since 2012 Olga has worked as a bilingual reporter for the BBC World Service reporting on politics, religion and conflicts, including reporting live from war zones. She has been involved in projects focusing on the recovery of casualties from the Russian Eastern Front since 2010. She has been educated in a variety of countries including the USA, Germany and Sweden and was awarded a MSc in International Public Relations from Manchester Metropolitan University. She is currently studying international relations and political science at the University of Oxford.
A Bronze Age Massacre – An archaeological project on Salisbury Plain Speaker – Richard Osgood
The project on Salisbury Plain has been a huge success and represents a significant archaeological find. The Bronze Age and Anglo Saxon burial ground is relatively small and archaeologists expected to uncover around 15 graves, but instead have unearthed 27. Richard Osgood is a senior archaeologist and historic adviser for the UK’s Ministry of Defence.
World Wars: The ethics of recovering human remains from World War battlefields which have become sites of cultural heritage Speaker – Andy Robertshaw