GARP team biographies


Nicholas Saunders

Nicholas Saunders is co-director of the Great Arab Revolt Project. He studied archaeology at Sheffield and Southampton Universities and social anthropology at Queens’ College, Cambridge. He is a leading authority on the material culture anthropology of the First World War and 20th-century ‘Conflict Archaeology’, and among his books on this subject are Trench Art (Berg, 2003), Matters of Conflict (Routledge, 2004), Killing Time (Sutton, 2007) and Contested Objects (Routledge 2007). He has been British Academy Senior Research Fellow and then Reader in Material Culture at University College London. Nick has been involved with museum exhibitions of First World War material culture in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, the USA, and Hungary, and he currently has a five-year exhibition on First World War trench art at the ‘In Flanders Fields Museum’ in Ypres, Belgium.

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