Dr Sally Waite
Teaching Fellow in Classics

I am a Classical Archaeologist at Newcastle, working to develop and promote the Shefton Collection of Greek and Etruscan Archaeology at the Great North Museum: Hancock. My research focuses primarily on Attic red-figure pottery and the long history of collecting and collections. I have published and exhibited on the collection, and supervise a number of PhD candidates working in related topics (see 'Research' tab). I teach a range of undergraduate and postgraduate classes across Classics and Archaeology (see 'Teaching' tab). 

Current and Ongoing Projects, 2015

Material Culture of Infant Feeding With Dr April Pudsey I am preparing to publish details and analysis of infant feeding bottles from Antiquity, in the Great North Museum: Hancock and a number of other international collections. 

'Beyond Frontiers'. Along with Dr April Pudsey, Dr Joseph Skinner and Dr Mark Jackson, the Great North Museum and West Jesmond Primary School, the project uses imagined worlds of Antiquity to encourage children to explore immigrant life and experience. The aim of the project is to champion mutual respect and understanding in culturally diverse communities. 

Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity. This recent international conference, held in conjunction with the Great North Museum: Hancock, brought together scholars of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History, and work is ongoing for a published edited volume with Dr Sadie Pickup, of Christie's Education, London.

The Shefton Archive Project. I am leading a large ongoing project, relating to the history of one of the U.K.'s largest collections of Greek and Etruscan archaeology, that which is currently housed in the GNM. The project aims to uncover the complete history of the collection, and to reconstruct an intellectual biography of its founder. The project will collate and disseminate the late Professor Brian Shefton's personal archive of correspondence, slides, scholarly materials and items pertaining to the history of his collection. 

Re-collecting Cypriot Antiquity In collaboration with Anna Reeve, Leeds University, I am researching objects in the Kent Collection, Harrogate, which previously belonged to Thomas Sandwith, the British Vice-Consul on Cyprus from 1865-1870. 

Ongoing Research, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events

Material Culture of Infant Feeding 
Along with Dr April Pudsey I am preparing to publish details and analysis of infant feeding bottles from Antiquity, in the Great North Museum: Hancock and a number of other international collections. 

'Beyond Frontiers'.
Along with Dr April Pudsey, Dr Joseph Skinner and Dr Mark Jackson, the Great North Museum and West Jesmond Primary School, the project uses imagined worlds of Antiquity to encourage children to explore immigrant life and experience. The aim of the project is to champion mutual respect and understanding in culturally diverse communities.

Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity.
This recent international conference, held in conjunction with the Great North Museum: Hancock, brought together scholars of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History, and work is ongoing for a published edited volume with Dr Sadie Pickup, of Christie's Education, London.

The Shefton Archive Project.
I am leading a large ongoing project, relating to the history of one of the U.K.'s largest collections of Greek and Etruscan archaeology, that which is currently housed in the GNM. The project aims to uncover the complete history of the collection, and to reconstruct an intellectual biography of its founder. The project will collate and disseminate the late Professor Brian Shefton's personal archive of correspondence, slides, scholarly materials and items pertaining to the history of his collection. 

Re-collecting Cypriot Antiquity In collaboration with Anna Reeve, Leeds University, I am researching objects in the Kent Collection, Harrogate, which previously belonged to Thomas Sandwith, the British Vice-Consul on Cyprus from 1865-1870. 


Previous Research, 
Conferences, Exhibitions and Events

An Athenian Red-Figured Kalathos in the Shefton Museum

Etruscan Art and Archaeology in the Shefton Study Collection

Regional Survey of Greek Material in the North East Museum

Shefton Archive Project

On the Fascination of Objects: Greek & Etruscan Art in the Shefton Collection (conference & exhibition, 2013)

Acquiring Antiquity: Greek & Cypriot Pottery from the Harrogate Collection (research & exhibition, 2014)

 

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising two PhD students:

Monica Haysom:  The Little Metropolis Festival Calendar Frieze: A Study of Reason and Religion in Late Hellenistic Athenian Society.

Nigel Porter:  Images of Warrior Departure on Athenian Painted Pottery 600-400 BC.

Projects

Teaching, 2014-15

Undergraduate

CAC1012 Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

Contributions to:

CAH2010 Women in the Ancient World

CAH1012 West Meets East: Greek History and Society, 776-404BC

 

Postgraduate

CAH8016 Graduate Seminar in Greek archaeology

Contributions to:
ARA8090 Themes, Theories and Methods in Archaeology

Office hours Friday 3.30pm-4.30pm Room 1.27  Armstrong Building

 

*** New *** and recurring modules for 2015/16 and following:

Undergraduate

CAC1012 Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology

Contributions to:

(tbc)  Sex, Bodies and Identities in Antiquity

CAH2009 Portfolio in Ancient History I; CAH3000 Portfolio in Ancient History II

 
Postgraduate

CAH8016 Graduate Seminar in Greek Archaeology

CAH8005 City of Athens: Power, Society and Culture

Contributions to:
ARA8090 Themes, Theories and Methods in Archaeology


Student Study Tours

Along with colleagues in the section, I organise study trips to Athens AthensTopography and Archaeology in Classical and Hadrianic Athens - May 2015