I teach courses in visual anthropology, concentrating particularly on the the applied use of media in medical contexts and development. My interests also include the advancement of multimedia ethnography, particularly the integration of time-based media with text. My current interests include the development of a Field School for Applied Visual Anthropology in Tanzania. In the summer of 2009, graduate students and I will work there, for our second year, in the production of intervention media on Maasai HIV and civil rights. I am also interested in the use of film in nonlinear, poetic directions, and will shooting such a film in a Romanianian village, with a graduate student and Department Chair Douglass Bailey, in the Spring of 2009.
See Film-making for more on Peter's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Amy is a Lecturer in Neolithic and Bronze Age Archaeology at the School of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Amy's research interests are: Neolithic and Bronze Age archaeology; archaeobotany; early farming practice and land use in Europe and western Asia; present-day traditional farming practice; and palaeodietary studies.
Amy has worked with Angela Walker on the plant remains from Măgura-Buduiasca providing a contribution to the Neolithic exhibition at the Teleorman County Museum.
Anne Brown: Finance, Research & Strategy Manager, School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Rebecca Blackwell: Research Development Officer, Cardiff University
Peter Coss: Head of School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Ian Freestone: Archaeological scientist, School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Eevi Laukkanen: European Officer, Cardiff University
Cerys Phillips: Research Grants Officer (Europe), Cardiff University
Sandra Tcheumeni: Administrative officer, Cardiff University
Lisa Watkins: Administrative support, School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Alasdair Whittle: Archaeologist, School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Susan Virgo: Financial support, School of History, Archaeology & Religion
Cătălina is a ceramic artist from Bucureşti and has collaborated with the Teleorman County Museum for many years.
See Pottery-making for more on Cătălina's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Ian is the graphical and digital illustrator in the School of History, Archaeology and Religion, Cardiff University. Ian has many years experience in graphic design and layout for posters, leaflets, flyers, letterheads and DTP (book layout). He is especially experienced in pre-press work for archaeological, historic and other academic and professional publishers such as Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Oxbow. Other specialisms include archaeological illustration and reconstructions, especially digitising maps and plans and using the latest digital software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop CS and In-Design.
Ian created the artwork and layout for the Interventions: Măgura Past & Present book [pdf, 15mb].
Visit the Media-Resources section to read Ian's afterword in the Interventions: Măgura Past & Present book [pdf, 1mb].
Iván Drufovka is a media artist based in Philadelphia. For the Măgura Past & Present project Iván worked with Peter Biella to produce the film Eternity was born in the village.
See Film-making for more on Iván's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Paul Evans is a contemporary artist based in Sheffield, England. He uses a variety of creative strategies and a range of media to explore our complex relationship with nature. Recent projects have involved collaboration with academics, writers and graphic designers. Paul is currently a Leverhulme Trust Artist in Residence based within Cardiff University School of History, Archaeology and Religion.
For Măgura Past & Present Paul will assist with the creation of a number of drawings by school children and other members of the local community with the aim of representing Măgura past, present and future.
See Community drawings for more on Paul's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
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Claude is a graphic artist born 1964. He Lives and works in London. Education: B.A. Philosophy, King's College, University of London. For the Măgura Past & Present project Claude produced a series of unsighted-tactile drawings of (pre)historic objects from the Teleorman County Museum.
See Object drawings for more on Claude's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Cole is a web designer trading as TINY v. Before a career in web design I completed a PhD in archaeology at the School of History and Archaeology, Cardiff University, studying the Neolithic monuments and landscapes of the Outer Hebrides of Scotland. After a few jobs in archaeology I decided to turn my hand to another passion of mine and am now enjoying designing and developing places on the web that are (hopefully) pleasing on the eye and embrace web standards and accessibility.
Cole designed, built and provides technical support for the Măgura Past & Present project website.
Michaël was born in Paris, France, completed his Ph.D in Archaeology at the Sorbonne, Paris followed by Post-doctoral research at Harvard University, USA - 2004-2007. He lives and works in New-York and Paris.
Archaeology is not only about delving into the past to understand how things used to be. Like contemporary art, it also addresses present questions and concerns. Because archaeology has become a modern myth of discovery and disappearance, my creative practice works with the public archaeological imaginery. I am developing projects and installations at the crossroad of research and creation, mixing contemporary art with archaeology. In this vein I draw upon my 15 years of archaeological experience in research and fieldwork to develop a creative practice connecting the past to the present and fiction to reality. Most of my creations are site-specific "art-chaeological" installations, mixing performance and excavations. When my works are exhibited they are multimedia installations using photos, videos and objects.
See Land art for more on Michaël's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Judy Macklin is a practising Artist and Educator based at the School of Art, and School of Education and Lifelong Learning, Aberystwyth University. She is a printmaker specialising in woodcut and lithography. Her work encompasses a wide variety of natural and human-related themes, including New and Old World landscapes, and the human condition as portrayed in written and visual symbolic transformations. She has exhibited worldwide in Canada, France, Bulgaria, Korea, New Zealand, UK and USA. Her work has been supported by grants from Northern Arts, The Prince of Wales Trust, The University of Wales and The Welsh Arts Council.
See River mosaics for more on Judy's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Sorin Ailincăi: Institute of Eco-Museal Research, Tulcea, Romania
Radian Andreescu: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Douglass Bailey: San Francisco State University, USA
Adrian Bălăşescu: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Clive Bonsall: Edinburgh University, UK
Adina Boroneanţ: ‘Vasile Pârvan’ Institute of Archaeology, Bucureşti, Romania
Stephanie Brehard: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Albane Burens: UMR 5602 Geode, University of Toulouse, France
Laurent Carozza: UMR 5602 Geode, University of Toulouse, France
Dimitar Chernakov: History Museum Rousse, Bulgaria
Mihai Florea: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Georgi Ganetovski: History Museum Vratza, Bulgaria
Maria Gurova: Institute of Archaeology and Museum, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Sofia, Bulgaria
Constantin Haită: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Theodor Ignat: Museum of Bucureşti, Romania
Meg Jordan: San Francisco State University, USA
Raluca Kogălniceanu: ‘Teoharie Antonescu’ Giurgiu County Museum, Romania
Cătălin Lazăr: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Mark Macklin: Aberystwyth University, UK
Boryana Mateva: Historical Museum of Isperih, Bulgaria
Cristian Micu: Institute of Eco-Museal Research, Tulcea, Romania
Florian Mihail: Institute of Eco-Museal Research, Tulcea, Romania
Steve Mills: Cardiff University, UK
Pavel Mirea: Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman, Alexandria, Romania
Katia Moldoveanu: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Alexandru Morintz: ‘Vasile Pârvan’ Institute of Archaeology, Bucureşti, Romania
Marian Neagu: The Lower Danube Museum, Călăraşi, Romania
Amelia Pannett: Archaeology Wales, UK
Radu Pitiş: Student “Mihai Viteazul” National College, Bucureşti, Romania
Valentin Radu: Romanian National History Museum, Bucureşti, Romania
Flavius Roaită: Student, Faculty of History, Bucureşti University
Cristian Schuster: ‘Vasile Pârvan’ Institute of Archaeology, Bucureşti, Romania
Cosmin Suciu: ‘Lucian Blaga’ University of Sibiu, Romania
Cristian Ştefan: ‘Vasile Pârvan’ Institute of Archaeology, Bucureşti, Romania
Ion Torcică: Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman, Alexandria, Romania
Anne Tresset: Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France
Svetlana Venelinova: History Museum Shumen, Bulgaria
Angela Walker: University of Sheffield, UK
Mark's research focuses on river system response to climate change, human-river environment interactions, palaeoflood studies, alluvial archaeology, flood risk assessment, and metal mining impacts on river basins. His research is conducted worldwide with current projects in the Sudanese Nile (ARC funded), the Indus basin (Leverhulme funded), Southern Europe (AU funded) and in the UK (CCCR funded).
See River mosaics for more on Mark's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Atanase Ionescu: Mayor
Stelică Ciobănete: Vice-mayor
Costel Istrate: Peter Biella assistant
Ionuţ Drăgşan: Peter Biella assistant
Găleteanu Tudorică: flautist
Dumitru and Liana Bărbuş: sheperds
Ecaterina and Ştefan Geantă: bread baking and egg colouring
Vulpe Valentin: Peter Biella collaborator
Claudia Băjan: Peter Biella collaborator
Stelică Pătrăşescu: priest Măgura-Buduiasca - “Sfânta Paraschiva” (Saint Paraschiva) church
Mihail Chiriceanu: priest Măgura - “Sfântul Nicolae” (Saint Nicolas) church
Mirel Lungu: priest Măgura-Bran - “Sfânta Maria” (Virgin Mary) church
Florentina Nicu and Petra Chelu: Peter Biella and Ivan Drufovka host
Dumitru Ceambru: Douglass Bailey host
Amelia works as a commercial archaeologist and flint specialist. Her particular interests are the late Mesolithic and early Neolithic of Britain and Europe, with specific focus on understanding changes to the lithic resource. She has worked on lithic assemblages from the UK, Romania, France and Russia and has published widely on the subject.
Transformations of stone, timeless, taken-for-granted, processes evident throughout the village are represented in Amelia Pannett’s work on flint. From source material acquisition, to creating and conveying design templates, teaching and learning techniques, through trial and error, creating and using tools, and finally to discard and deposition; these transformative processes reveal the sociality of people’s engagement with their material surroundings. Closer attention to the components and products of everyday action, encourages new perspectives on the influence of the commonplace and the spatial and temporal scales at which landscape transformation can, and should, be considered.
See Pottery making for more on Amelia's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project
Visit the Media-Resources section to read Amelia's report on Neolithic stone tools at Măgura-Buduiasca [pdf, 1mb].
Sonia and Mihai Angelescu: Laurens Thissen host, Alexandria
Ducu Nicolae: Museum exhibition space assistant, Alexandria
Cristi Nicolescu: General Manager Hotel Parc, Alexandria
Mihai Paduroiu: plant use analysis assistant, Alexandria
Emil Pascalau: Visual artist, painter, Craiova
Sorin Şontea: General Manager Renaissance Publishing House, Bucureşti
Constantin Tudorică: General Manager Arttiflor SRL, museum exhibition space materials, Craiova
Dumitru Udma: Receptionist Hotel Parc, Alexandria
After having finished a BA in Art History at the University of Amsterdam (1980), Laurens Thissen studied Archaeology of Western Asia under Maurits van Loon, Amsterdam, completing his MA in 1984 on the topic of the EBA pottery from Hayaz Höyük, for which he spent 4 months in Adıyaman, SE Turkey.
Subsidiary subjects included Italian, Turkish and Hittite, the latter under Philo Houwink ten Cate. He continued to participate in the excavations carried out on Tell Hammam et-Turkman, supervising a step trench to trace the EBA development, and from 1989 onwards partook in the Ilipinar dig (J.J. Roodenberg). 1991–1994 he was based at Leiden University with a National Science Grant for a PhD dissertation subject on Anatolian–Balkan relations between 6500–5500 cal BC, which was completed in 1999. Promoted to PhD in 2000, Laurens joined Doug Bailey's SRAP project in Romania, studying the ceramics from a Boian site and from the multi-period site Teleor 003.
Together with Frédéric Gérard he organised an e-Workshop (CANeW) on the Anatolian Neolithic, resulting in a symposium held in 2001 (see www.canew.org). Current projects include the maintaining and updating the 14C-databases and chronological charts on this site, providing a reliable source for 14C dates between 10,000–5000 cal BC for the Aegean area, Turkey and Upper Mesopotamia, in collaboration with Frédéric Gérard, Agathe Reingruber and Damien Bischoff.
The CANeW team recently started a joint project with Bernhard Weninger from the Cologne University Radiocarbon Lab, to sample material for up to 100 14C dates from key Anatolian sites (seewww.canew.org/ardp.html). Laurens Thissen is married, and together with his wife and two children lives and works in Amsterdam . He speaks English, French and German, and has some some knowledge of Turkish and Italian.
See Pottery making for more on Laurens' contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Liviu Brătuleanu: retired, (architect to Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului, Bucureşti)
Marilena Doina Ciocanea: Facultatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism, Universitatea ‘Spiru Haret’,Bucureşti
Spiridon Cristocea: Director General, Muzeul Judeţean Argeş, Piteşti
Marina Iliescu: ICOMOS, Romania
Atanase Ionescu: Mayor of Măgura
Doina Işfănoni: Director ştiinţific, Muzeul Naţional al Satului, ‘Dimitrie Gusti’, Bucureşti
Dana Mihai: Director ştiinţific, Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului, Bucureşti
Pavel Mirea: Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman, Alexandria
Ştefan Nedelcuţă-Apope: Direcţia Judeţeană pentru Cultură Teleorman, Alexandria
Ruxandra Nemţeanu: Facultatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism, Universitatea ‘Spiru Haret’, Bucureşti
Marius Păduraru: Muzeul Judeţean Argeş, Piteşti
Emil Păunescu: Director ştiinţific, Muzeul Judeţean ‘Teohari Antonescu’ Giurgiu
Ioana Maria Petrescu: Facultatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism, Universitatea ‘Spiru Haret’
Iozefina Postăvaru: Cercetător ştiinţific, Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului, Bucureşti
Venera Rădulescu: retired (archaeologist, Romainian National History Museum, Bucureşti)
Liliana Roşiu: Facultatea de Arhitectură, Universitatea Politehnică Timişoara
Mădălina-Diana Ruşanu-Radu: Arhivele Naţionale, Serviciul Judeţean Teleorman, Alexandria
Cătălin Sârbu: Universitatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism, ‘Ion Mincu’, Bucureştii
Bogdan Stanciu: Facultatea de Arhitectură şi Urbanism, Universitatea ‘Spiru Haret’, Bucureşti
Adriana Stroe: Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului, Bucureşti
Aurelian Stroe: Institutul Naţional al Patrimoniului, Bucureşti
Victor Claudiu Turcitu: Şef secţie, Arhivele Naţionale Istorice Centrale, Bucureşti
Ecaterina Ţânţăreanu: Muzeul Judeţean Teleorman, Alexandria
Eugen Vlad: Vice-president, Teleorman County Council, Alexandria
School of Arts and Crafts Măgura/ Şcoala de Arte şi Meserii Măgura
Lidia Măldăianu: School Director
Silviu Măldăianu, Persida-Diana Anton-Dinu, Mihaela Dică, Nicoleta Lazăr, Mariana Răducan, Sofica Soreaţă, Mihaela-Rodica Rădulescu, Florina Nedelcu, Maria Ciobănescu, Anny-Nicoleta Bugean, Danuţ Ferastrău, Maria Ghenof, Cristina-Mariana Stan, Catalina-Alexandra Micu
Alexandra, Alexandru-Valentin, Alin-George, Alina, Anca-Alexandra, Andreea-Crina, Andreea-Mirea, Antonio, Bianca, Corina, Cosmin, Daniel-Laurenţiu, Daniela, Doina-Elena, Edera, George, Ionela-Diana, Laura-Mihaela, Lucian, Mădălin, Mădălin, Mădălin, Mădălin, Mădălina, Mădălina-Andreea, Maria-Ionela, Marius-Dorin, Mihaela-Nicoleta, Olimpia-Iuliana, Paul-Alexandru, Roxana, Roxana-Elena, Sevastian-Marius
Simon Thorne is one of the leading composers working in Wales today.
Here is music of enormous range, that consistently challenges structures and norms. From dark, noisy Zappa inspired ‘operas’ to serene Baroque chamber music, this is also work of rare beauty.
See Sound recording for more on Simon's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.
Ecaterina Ţânţăreanu: Museum Director, Măgura exhibition coordinator and conference organiser
Pavel Mirea: workshops organiser and participant, museum exhibitions coordinator and conference organiser
Pompilia Zaharia: workshops participant, work on exhibitions and cover designer for conference proceedings
Florin Otomega: museum car driver and work in exhibition spaces
Traian Măzărar: work in exhibition spaces
Liviu Nicolescu: IT, infokiosk programming
Ion Torcică: flint knapping for workshop and ancient tools reconstruction
Mădălina Dumitru: pottery restaurateur
Angela Walker is a palaeobotanist at the University of Sheffield and has worked with Amy Bogaard on the plant remains from Măgura-Buduiasca providing a contribution to the Neolithic exhibition at the Teleorman County Museum. Angela also specialises in botanical drawings.
See Botanical Drawings for more on Angela's contribution to the Măgura Past & Present project.