Dr Jo Stoner
Research Associate in Classical and Archaeological Studies
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Office: Rutherford E4.W1
Jo is a post-doctoral researcher on Dr Ellen Swift’s AHRC funded project 'Roman and Late Antique Artefacts in Egypt'. The project will study everyday artefacts from the collection of UCL's Petrie Museum in London, and aims to transform our understanding of social experience, social relations, and cultural interactions, among the populations of Egypt in this period. Jo’s work focuses in particular on organic artefacts such as baskets and textiles, and the role of process and manufacture in the creation of sentimental, rather than economic or social, value in objects.
Jo received her PhD from the University of Kent in 2015. Her thesis, The Cultural Lives of Domestic Objects in Late Antiquity, applied theoretical approaches to a range of domestic artefacts, including heirlooms, souvenirs, and gifts, in order to reconstruct the personal meanings of late antique possessions. It also included a case-study assessing the meanings of early Christian baskets from the monasteries of late antique Egypt. She is currently editing the manuscript for publication.
Jo’s research interests include object biography, concepts of value, the relationship between memory and objects, processes of making and manufacture, and the use of experimental archaeology within artefact research.
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