Rivers and Tides: A Biography of the River Thames and The Sustainability of Rivers in London

Rivers and Tides: A Biography of the River Thames and The Sustainability of Rivers in London

This week, the London Global Gateway will be in conversation with special guest speakers archaeologist (Notre Dame) and award-winning lecturer and researcher, Fay Stevens and Project Leader for CITiZAN, Gustav Milne. They will discuss the development of phenomenological research methods and thinking in landscape archaeology within the city of London and the excavation of waterfront sites along the Thames.

Meet the Director: Fr. Jim Lies, CSC

Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., is the senior director for academic initiatives and partnerships for the University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway, a position he began in July of 2020. Formerly the Director for Catholic Initiatives and Outreach for the Notre Dame London Global Gateway, in his new role Fr. Jim provides academic leadership for the Gateway’s academic research initiatives, while strengthening academic partnerships for Notre Dame’s faculty and students. A priest of the Congregation of Holy Cross, Fr. Jim will also provide local leadership to advance global scholarship in conjunction with campus and Notre Dame’s global network. Additionally, Fr. Jim will collaborate with campus partners and local University partners to identify research opportunities and provide oversight for the G.K. Chesterton Collection, which was recently acquired from the Oxford Oratory.

Meet the Guest Speaker: Fay Stevens

Fay Stevens is an archaeologist and award-winning lecturer and researcher. She has worked in archaeological projects in Armenia, Europe and the UK and has travelled on academic research including Syria, Jordan, USA and Japan. She specializes in the philosophy of phenomenology in archaeology and was part of a ground-breaking project at UCL developing phenomenological research methods and thinking in landscape archaeology. This includes research into the ritual deposition of material cultures into watery locales, and the development of new courses around sustainability and water including ‘Rives and Tides. A Biography of the River Thames, London’ for the University of Notre Dame, London Faculty and ‘Environmental Conservation and Sustainable Thinking. Natural Places as Heritage’ for University of Notre Dame Pre-College Programme 

Meet the Guest Speaker: Gustav Milne

Presented by Fay Stevens

Gustav Milne is a Project Leader for CITiZAN, and is responsible for overseeing the nationwide project from MOLA’s London office. He heads up CITiZAN’s three dedicated teams (London, York, and Portsmouth) and is responsible for developing the project. He began working in archaeology in the City of London in the 1970s, gaining expertise in the excavation of waterfront sites along the Thames. He has worked on a wide range of sites, from Roman Saxon to Medieval, including the site of the Roman London Bridge.

Water Research, Part 1

Presented by Fay Stevens

Archaeologist and award-winning lecturer and researcher Fay Stevens provides an overview of her research surrounding water. Part 1 of 2.

 

Water Research, Part 2

Presented by Fay Stevens

Archaeologist and award-winning lecturer and researcher Fay Stevens provides an overview of her research surrounding water. Part 2 of 2.

 

Rivers and Tides: The Thames

Presented by Fay Stevens

Archaeologist and award-winning lecturer and researcher Fay Stevens discusses the course offered to visiting students on the River Thames and the impact it has on life in the city through the lens of sustainability.

 

Additional Resources

Presented by Fay Stevens

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Presented by Fr. Jim Lies, CSC

Wednesday, March 9, 2022 1:00 pm

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Featured Speakers: 

  • Rev. James Lies, C.S.C., Senior Director for Academic Initiatives and Partnerships, University of Notre Dame London Global Gateway
  • Fay Stevens, Archaeologist, University of Notre Dame
  • Gustav Milne, Project Leader, CITiZAN

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