Dr Katharina Ulmschneider

Research Profile
Research Profile

Senior Research Fellow in Archaeology, Worcester College, Oxford
Associate Member of the Archives and Records Association
Member of the Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity
Member of the Oxford University Heritage Network
Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries


Archaeology Archives Oxford

HEIR Oxford

Current Activities

•    Co-Director, HEIR (Historic Environment Image Resource): interdisciplinary image database. Scanning, crowd-sourcing and re-photographing historic images of sites, monuments and landscapes all over the world to track global change. Based on Oxford University’s early lantern slide and glass plate collections. Funded by the Reva and David Logan Foundation, the Fell Fund, and Citizen Science Alliance

•    Researcher: Scoping Survey of Visual and Material Cultures archives in the Humanities and Social Science Divisions. Funded by the Fell Fund.

•    Co-Director, Jacobsthal Project: investigating the life and work of German wartime refugee archaeologist Professor Paul Jacobsthal. Funded by the Heritage Lottery and Reva and David Logan Foundation.


Dec 2018-2022 – Iannou Classics Centre Oxford – Monumental Change? Classical Sites
and Landscapes ‘Then’ and ‘Now’
Sep. 2017- Jan. 2018  - OCAT Centre, Beijing, China – Sites and Images - the Archaeological
Object, in collaboration with the University of Chicago USA
Nov. 2014 – Ashmolean Museum Oxford - National Festival of the Humanities –
HEIR: From London to Constantinople
Jan-March 2012 – Oxford Town Hall - Persecution and Survival: a wartime refugee story:    Exhibition of archives, artefacts, film, and oral histories

Recent Publications

2021 ‘Children in the attic: family, emotion, and material culture in a post-medieval liminal space’, in E.J. Kendall and R. Kendall (eds) The Family in Past Perspective: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Familial Relationships through Time. London and New York: Routledge (with S. Crawford and P. Salmon), 116-33.


2020 ‘’Then’ and ‘now’: tracking a changing world with help from the public’, arc magazine 367 (Archives and Records Association), 24-6.