Nicola Hembrey has a specialism in Roman artefacts study and a research interest in artefacts as markers of identity, particularly with relation to gender.
Her wider interest focuses on biographies of objects, as well as on contemporary engagement with objects.
She has over twenty years' experience in public sector heritage organisations, and has worked as the finds specialist for Historic England since 1999, based within the Archaeological Projects team at Fort Cumberland, Portsmouth.
She provides advice on behalf of Historic England as well as managing finds and field projects, most notably the Later Silbury project and most recently within the Stonehenge landscape.
She is committed to skilling the sector, has led public outreach activities, and has taught archaeology to home-schooled students.
Campaining for diversity and accessibility for everyone in archaeology In December 2016 Nicola was part of a collective who devised this project, along with Rachel Pope, Becky Wragg Sykes, Lorna-Jane Richardson, Lucy Shipley, Ann Teather and Theresa O' Mahony In March 2013 Nicola contributed to Matt Law's blog carnival Let's Talk About Failure - The Shared Experiences https://matthewlaw.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/lets-talk-about-failure-a-public-engagement-digital-engagement-blog-carnival/#comment-724The last twelve months have seen a relative strengthening of demand for archaeological work in the commercial sector, but the situation for archaeological institutions and individuals in the public and non-commercial sectors remains challenging.
This session seeks to consider how non-commercial work can continue to support protection, understanding and contextualisation of the archaeological resource in all its forms, whilst also promoting its importance to the widest audience.
It will showcase collaborations and developing practices across the archaeological profession that contextualise the archaeological resource, whether through informing protection and development, providing guidance or professional resources, framing research priorities, or undertaking synthetic studies, and will emphasise the value and innovation of recent contributions made by the public sector.
Presentations will reflect the various roles of national organisations and the results of working with them, as we seek to affirm and enhance the cultural significance of the archaeological resource in a national context.
Session organisers Nicola Hembrey, Hugh Corley, Historic England; Chair Steve Trow, Historic England No strangers to blue water - Mark Dunkley, Historic England The importance of partnerships in non-commercial archaeology - Steven Sherlock, Morgan Sindall; Keith Emerick, Historic England; Sgt Diarmaid Walshe VR, RAMC, DAG; Phil Abramson, Defence Infrastructure Organisation People, place and time: approaches to the historic environment and HS2 - Helen Glass, HS2 Powering the heritage research cycle: developing ways to improve access to information and synthesis of knowledge - Dan Miles, Historic England and Jo Gilham, Archaeology Data Service Public-funded archaeology in Wales: the past, present and future - Gwilym Hughes, CADW Sc ARF: Knitting together the Scottish Archaeological Research Framework - Emma-Jane O' Riordan, Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Huge thanks to Doug Rocks-Macqueen of Open Access Archaeology for recording and making available this session.
English Heritage investigated fields on Urchfont Hill as part of the Marden Environs Enhancement Project.