Welcome to the Centre for Applied Archaeology and Heritage Management (CAAHM), an exciting initiative launched by the University in June 2011 and hosted by the Archaeology Department.
CAAHM is designed to be the University's outward-facing portal to the professional and non-professional archaeological and heritage community. Bringing together the research and expertise of academic staff and postgraduate research students as well as of a growing cohort of international Visiting Research Fellows, the centre is international in scope - we are currently research active on all continents apart from Australia.
While our research scope is global, our logo, the 12th-century Winchester Moot Horn, reflects our rootedness in local history and archaeology. The Moot Horn, which can be seen in Winchester's archaeological museum, was traditionally used in civic functions in the city. (Photo: ARCA archaeologist Nick Watson recording the interior of historic Abbey Mill in central Winchester in advance of its restoration and conversion to a restaurant).
Current research themes
True to our goal, we embrace a wide range of national and international themes, all of which emphasise our interest in applied methodologies and heritage management.
- Developing high-quality archaeological training pedagogies
- Community archaeology
- Buildings and church archaeology
- The archaeology of death and disease
- The archaeology of warfare
- Landscape archaeology
- Interfaith dialogue through the study of religious heritage
The Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures series
This exciting new series, launched in Sept. 2012, brings together a broad spectrum of medieval researchers. Organised and sponsored under the aegis of CAAHM, the series seeks to foster a greater dialogue from a broad range of researchers working in the medieval period. Sessions will generally consist of two researchers, with ample time for robust discussion to follow the papers.
ARCA: applied archaeology through consultancy
The Archaeology Department has a thriving consultancy arm, ARCA Archaeological Associates. Launched in 2005, ARCA specialises in geoarchaeology, geophysics and geomatics and carries out work nationally and internationally. For more information, visit the ARCA website.
Further information and contact details
- Contact the centre convener, Dr Niall Finneran
- For more information on our research, browse our project pages via the links on the left.
- To find out more about our academic staff and Research Fellows, visit our Staff page.
- For more information on postgraduate research in Archaeology, visit our Research Students page.
- For more information about the Winchester Seminars on Comparative Medieval Cultures, contact Dr Katherine Weikert