Dr. Courtney Nimura

Research Profile

I completed my PhD in Archaeology at the University of Reading, for which I created a Scandinavian-wide GIS survey of prehistoric rock art and used this to discuss maritime rock art and human responses to environmental change. The monograph of this research was published in 2015. I have an MA Distinction in Maritime Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. Prior to my settlement in the UK, I worked at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (USA) in Conservation and Collections Management. I completed my BFA (University of California, Santa Cruz) and MFA (Tufts University, SMFA) in fine art, art history and museum studies.

Current activities and projects
I am currently the Lead Researcher on four grant-funded research projects and two grant-funded public engagement projects:

  1. Sir John Evans (1823–1908) and the Hallstatt Collection at the Ashmolean Museum
  2. Ebb & Flow: Exploring rivers in later prehistoric Britain
  3. BALMS: Bronze Age Landscapes and Metalwork in Sweden
  4. CCID: Celtic Coin Index Digital
  5. The Ripple Effect
  6. More than Money

I am also the Assistant Editor of Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, and a Research Fellow at Wolfson College, Oxford.

Previous activities and projects
Previously I was a Research Fellow at the Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit at Griffith University (Australia) on the Australian Research Council Laureate project: Australian Rock Art History, Conservation and Indigenous Wellbeing. Prior to that, I was a researcher on the Leverhulme-funded project European Celtic Art in Context at the Institute of Archaeology, Oxford and a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College.