Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

Photographer: Anneke Dekker

prof. dr. J. (James) Symonds

Historische archeologie benoorden de Alpen
  • Faculty of Humanities
    Capaciteitsgroep Archeologie
  • Visiting address
    BG 1
    Turfdraagsterpad 9  
  • Postal address:
    Turfdraagsterpad  9
    1012 XT  Amsterdam
  • J.Symonds2@uva.nl
    T: 0205255830

2017

  • Symonds, J. (2017). Looking beyond the local: Richard Hodges' extraordinary journey from Box to Butrint. In J. Moreland, J. Mitchell, & B. Leal (Eds.), Encounters, Excavations and Argosies: Essays for Richard Hodges (pp. 7-20). Oxford, UK: Archaeopress.
  • Teixeira Lino, J., Symonds, J., & Funari, P. P. (submitted). Conflict, Memory and Material Culture: the Archaeology of the Contestado War in Brazil (1912-1916). In P. Newson, & R. Young (Eds.), Post-Conflict Archaeology and Cultural Heritage: Rebuilding Knowledge, Memory and Community from War-Damaged Material Culture Routledge.

2016

  • Symonds, J. (in press). Book Review: Nan A.Rothschild and Diana diZerega Wall 2014. The Archaeology of American Cities Gainesville: University Press of Florida. Journal of Anthropological Research , 73(2).
  • Symonds, J., Vařeka, P., Preusz, M., & Dijkstra, M. F. P. (in preparation). War and Peasants: An Archaeology of Village Destruction and Abandonment during the Thirty Years’ War in West Bohemia. Oxford, UK: Archaeopress Publishing.
  • Symonds, J., & Vařeka, P. (in press). An Historical Archaeology of Silver Mining in Central Europe: Joachimsthal and Bohemian Tolars. In J. Symonds, & V-P. Herva (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199562350.001.0001 
  • Symonds, J., & Vařeka, P. (2016). Paysans et Soldats. Archéologie des villages de Bohême abandonnés durant la Guerre de Trente Ans. In J. Guilaine , & J. Sémelin (Eds.), Violences de Guerre, Violences de Masse: une approche archéologique (pp. 129-144). Paris: La Découverte. [details] 
  • Symonds, J., & Vařeka, P. (in press). The Impact of the Thirty Years' War on Rural Settlement in Bohemia. In J. Symonds, & V-P. Herva (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology (Oxford Handbooks). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199562350.001.0001 
  • Symonds, J., Verspay, J. P. W., Huijbers, A. M. J. H., van Londen, H., & Renes, J. (in press). Village Formation in the Netherlands during the Middle Ages (800 – 1600). An Assessment of Recent Excavations and a Path to Progress. Amersfoort: Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands .

2015

  • Symonds, J. (2015). Shadows after Sunset: Imperial Materiality and the Empire’s Lost Things. In A. Brooks (Ed.), The Importance of British Material Culture to Historical Archaeologies of the Nineteenth Century (pp. 335-357). (Society for Historical Archaeology Monograph). Lincoln: University of Nebraska. [details] 
  • Symonds, J., Ylimaunu, T., Salmi, A-K., Nurmi, R., Kallio-Seppä, T., Kuokkanen, M., ... Tranberg, A. (2015). Time, Seasonality, and Trade: Swedish/Finnish-Sámi Interactions in Early Modern Lapland. Historical Archaeology, 49(3), 74-89. DOI: 10.1007/BF03376973  [details] 

2014

  • Symonds, J., & Vařeka, P. (2014). Cowboys and Bohemians: Recreation, Resistance, and the Tramping Movement in West Bohemia. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 1(1), 165-193. DOI: 10.1558/jca.v1i1.165  [details] 
  • Cooper, T., & Symonds, J. (2014). Gravel extraction: History of the aggregates industry in the Trent Valley. In D. Bridgland, A. Howard, M. White, & T. White (Eds.), Quaternary of the Trent (pp. 235-242). Oxford: Oxbow Books. [details] 
  • Ylimaunu, T., Symonds, J., Mullins, P. R., Salmi, A-K., Nurmi, R., Kallio-Seppä, T., ... Tranberg, A. (2014). Street mirrors, surveillance, and urban communities in early modern Finland. Journal of Material Culture, 19(2), 145-167. DOI: 10.1177/1359183514521923  [details] 

2013

  • Mullins, P. R., Ylimaunu, T., Brooks, A., Kallio-Seppä, T., Kuorilehto, M., Nurmi, R., ... Symonds, J. (2013). British Ceramics on the Northern European Periphery: Creamware Marketing in Nineteenth-Century Northern Finland. International Journal of Historical Archaeology, 17(4), 632-650. DOI: 10.1007/s10761-013-0237-y  [details] 

2015

  • Verspay, J. P. W., van Londen, H., & Symonds, J. (2015). The Malta Harvest. Village Formation in the Middle Ages (800 - 1600). Part I - Inventory and Evaluation. University of Amsterdam.

2016

  • Munawar, N. A., & Symonds, J. (2016). Public Archaeology in Exile: Cultural Heritage and the Conflict in Syria. Paper presented at Bridging Ages Conference - 12th international conference, Kalmar, Sweden.
  • Symonds, J. Diaspora and identity: an integrated archaeological and historical investigation into material life, ethnicity, and diet in the district of Vlooienburg, Amsterdam (AD 1600-1800)

Scientific position

  • Symonds, James (2017-2020): Member of ESF College of External Reviewers What is the ESF Community of Experts? Over the past four decades the European Science Foundation (ESF) (…), Member of ESF (European Science Foundation) College of External Reviewers .
  • Symonds, James (2017-): ACHS A network of scholars and researchers working in the broad and interdisciplinary field of heritage studies. The primary aim of ACHS is to (…), Association of Critical Heritage Studies.
  • Symonds, James (2016-): Research at AHM is carried out in some more than thirty research groups. The research of each research group relates to one or more of the five (…), Conflict Archaeology Research Group (Co-ordinator).
  • Symonds, James (2016-): In September 2015 La Trobe University agreed to support the foundation of the Centre for the Archaeology of the Modern World. The Centre for the (…), Archaeology of the Modern World (CAMW) La Trobe University .
  • Symonds, James (2016-): Member Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Marine Archaeology special interest group (MASIG), Member Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA) Marine Archaeology special interest group (MASIG).
  • Symonds, James (2016-): ARCHON is the Dutch inter-university research and graduate school for archaeology. It unites staff members, PhD researchers and research master (…), PI & Theme Leader Historical Archaeology ARCHON.
  • Symonds, James (2016-): The AHM Board consists of six senior academics from different disciplines within AHM and a PhD student. The Board assists the director in assessment (…), Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory, Material Culture (AHM).
  • Symonds, James & van der Laarse, R. (2016-): Theme Leaders: Prof. James Symonds & Prof. Rob van der Laarse The research of each research group relates to one or more of the five research themes (…), Amsterdam School of Heritage, Memory, Material Culture (AHM).
  • Symonds, James (2016-2017): Honorary Visiting Researcher, Boston University.
  • Symonds, James (2015-): The 4D Research Lab Facilitates researchers from different disciplines in the Humanities who have specific spatial and architectural, i.e. three (…), Member of Board 4D Research Lab Faculty of Humanities.
  • Symonds, James (2015-): CREATE is interdisciplinary. Our researchers come from the fields of history, media studies, heritage studies, art history, book history, language (…), PI & Board Member CREATE Project University of Amsterdam .
  • Symonds, James (2014-2018): ACCESS EUROPE pursues three main functions: research, education, and public outreach. We organise seminars, research workshops, public lecture (…), ACCESS EUROPE: Member and Affiliated Researcher.
  • Symonds, James (2014-): Member of International Practice Group (IPG) The International Practice group provides a forum for archaeologists, historic environment and cultural (…), Member Chartered Institute for Archaeologists (CIfA): International Practice Group.

Book editor

  • Symonds, J., & Beaudry, M. C. (Eds.) (in preparation). Slum-Dwellers Revisited: Integrating Bioarchaeology, Material Culture, and Documentary Archaeology in Reexamining Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Urban Poverty. (Bioarchaeology and Social Theory Series). Springer.
  • Symonds, J., Funari, P. P., Orser, C., Lawrence, S., & Zarankin, A. (Eds.) (in preparation). The Routledge Handbook of Global Historical Archaeology. Routledge.
  • Symonds, J. (Ed.) (in preparation). A Cultural History of Objects: The Renaissance (AD 1400-1600). (The Cultural Histories Series). London, New York, New Delhi, Sydney: Bloomsbury Publishing.
  • Symonds, J., & Herva, V-P. (Eds.) (in preparation). The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199562350.001.0001 

Journal editor

  • Symonds, James (member of editorial board) (2016-): Acta Universitatis Lodziensis (Journal).
  • Symonds, James (member of editorial board) (2016-): Ex Novo - Journal of Archaeology (Journal).
  • Symonds, James (member of editorial board) (2016-): Medieval and Modern Matters (Journal).
  • Symonds, James (member of editorial board) (2014-): Journal of Contemporary Archaeology (Journal).
  • Symonds, James (member of editorial board) (2008-): IJHS : International Journal of Heritage Studies (Journal).
  • Symonds, James (reviewer) (2005-): IJHS : International Journal of Heritage Studies (Journal).

Talk / presentation

  • Symonds, James (keynote speaker) (21-6-2017): Today’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities Across the Social Sciences, Today’s Future: Challenges and Opportunities Across the Social Sciences, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • Symonds, James (speaker) (11-5-2017): Difficult Pasts and Haunted Presents: Archaeology in an Age of Global Uncertainty: Keynote Address, University of Lodz Archaeology Institute.
  • Symonds, James (keynote speaker) & Ławrynowicz , Olgierd (speaker) (11-5-2017): Keynote address: Difficult Pasts and Haunted Presents: Archaeology in an Age of Global Uncertainty. Presented at postgraduate conference, Difficult Heritage Archaeology and Ethnography about the not always forgotten past, University of Lodz Archaeology Institute.
  • Symonds, James (speaker) (3-4-2016): The Politics of Heritage: Museums, Landscapes, Material Culture. Pitt Rivers Museum, University of Oxford, Oxford University & Nordic Graduate School in Archaeology University of Oslo.
  • Symonds, James (speaker) (1-11-2015): Industrial Archaeology and Heritage: A UK Perspective, Saxion University of Applied Sciences.
  • Symonds, James (speaker) (23-9-2015): Keynote address: Where are we now? A personal reflection on the past, present and future of historical archaeology, 2015 Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology & Australasian Society for Historical Archaeology (AIMA/ASHA) annual conference.

Others

  • Symonds, James (organiser) (10-11-2017 - 13-11-2017): Transformations of Landscapes: The Impacts and Aftermaths of the Thirty Years's War (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Munawar, N. (organiser), Morehouse, L.R. (organiser), Saloul, I.A.M. (organiser) & Symonds, J. (chair) (3-11-2017 - 5-11-2017): CHAT 2017 (Contemporary Historical Archaeology in Theory) -Heritage, Memory, Art, and Agency - Conference (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (chair), Holtorf, Cornelius (participant), May, Sarah (participant), Boast, R. (participant) & Dolghin, D.F. (participant) (2-11-2017): Heritage Futures (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser), Saloul, I.A.M. (organiser), Morehouse, L.R. (organiser) & Munawar, N.A. (organiser) (2-11-2017 - 5-11-2017): CHAT 2017 (Contemporary Historical Archaeology in Theory) -Heritage, Memory, Art, and Agency - Conference (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (participant), Stolk, M. (participant), Bakker, J.K. (participant), Gawronski, J.H.G. (participant), Jayasena, R.M. (participant), Mytum, Prof Harold (organiser) & Orange, Dr Hilary (organiser) (1-9-2017): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 23rd Annual Meeting: Session New Directions in Archaeological Studies 1500-2000 (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser), Roymans, Nico (organiser), van der Schriek, van der Schriek (organiser) & Burmeister, Stefan (organiser) (30-8-2017 - 3-9-2017): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 23rd Annual Meeting (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (participant) & Vařeka, Pavel (participant) (30-8-2017 - 3-9-2017): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 23rd Annual Meeting (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Munawar, Nour (organiser), Morehouse, L.R. (organiser), Notroff, Jens (organiser), Lostal, Marina (organiser), Acosta Weirich, Christine (organiser) & Symonds, J. (chair) (30-8-2017 - 3-9-2017): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 23rd Annual Meeting (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (participant), Smits, E. (participant), Paterson, Alistair (organiser) & van Duivenvoorde, Wendy (organiser) (24-4-2017): Invited Workshop, Shipwrecks of the Roaring Forties: A Maritime Archaeological Reassessment of Some of Australia's Earliest Shipwreckss (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) (7-4-2017): Archaeological Dialogues Stichting (SAD) Annual Conference 2017: Power and Authority- an archaeologist's friend or foe? (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (chair) (7-4-2017): Archaeological Dialogues Stichting (SAD) Annual Conference 2017: Power and Authority- an archaeologist's friend or foe? (participating in a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (participant) (30-3-2017 - 31-3-2017): IMASS: Integration of Methods in Archaeological Settlement Studies (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Noordegraaf, J.J. (organiser), Rasterhoff, Claartje (organiser), Nijboer, H.T. (member of programme committee), van Gemert, E.M.P. (member of programme committee), Bod, L.W.M. (member of programme committee), Kamps, J. (member of programme committee), … van Gelder, M. (member of programme committee) (28-10-2016 - 29-10-2016): Creativity and the City 1600-2000: An E-Humanities Perspective, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (participant), Pettersson, Claes B (organiser), Simonsen, Rikke (organiser), Wennberg, Tom (organiser) & Nurk, Ragnar (organiser) (31-8-2016 - 4-9-2016): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 22nd Annual Meeting,Vilnius (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) (18-4-2016): Archaeological Dialogues Stichting (SAD) Annual Conference 2016: Theories of the Middle Ground (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) & Vařeka, Pavel (organiser) (6-1-2016 - 9-1-2016): SHA 49th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology.Conference session: Historical Archaeology in Europe: Current Research and Future Directions (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) (27-11-2015): Households, Histories, Materialities: An Interdisciplinary conference (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) & Beaudry, Mary C (organiser) (2-9-2015): European Association of Archaeologists (EAA) 21st Annual Meeting (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser), Roymans, Nico (organiser) & van der Shriek, Max (organiser) (24-4-2015): The Materiality of Conflict. Aims, Methods and Theoryof Conflict Archaeology from Prehistory to Modern Times (ACASA / ARCHON), Allard Pierson Museum, Amsterdam (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
  • Symonds, James (organiser) (13-11-2014 - 14-11-2014): Entangled Colonialism: Scandinavian Trade in the Atlantic and in Asia (organising a conference, workshop, ...).
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