School of History, Classics and Archaeology

Staff Profile

Dr Sally Waite

Lecturer in Greek Art and Archaeology

Background

I am a Classical Archaeologist 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, 2018

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. 

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. 

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. 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. 

Community Curriculum Project - A collaboration with CfLaT, the Great North Museum: Hancock , West Jesmond Primary School and Belsay School to create a curriculum for teaching Ancient Greece at Key Stage 2.  Resources available on the new Explore the Past with Us website. 


Current exhibition at the Great North Museum  Collecting Classical Antiquity: Brian B. Shefton 100 Years 



Office hours Tuesday 1-3 and Thursday 9-10  Armstrong Building 1.27

Research

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.

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.

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 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.

Community Curriculum Project - A collaboration with CfLaT, the Great North Museum: Hancock , West Jesmond Primary School and Belsay School to create a curriculum for teaching Ancient Greece at Key Stage 2.  Resources available on the new Explore the Past with Us website. 


Previous Research, Conferences, Exhibitions and Events

2011-20                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)

'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 used imagined worlds of Antiquity to encourage children to explore immigrant life and experience. Exhibition, Great North Museum 2015

Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Feet and Footwear in Antiquity - This  international conference, held in conjunction with the Great North Museum: Hancock, brought together scholars of Classics, Archaeology and Ancient History, the publication co-edited with Dr Sadie Pickup is now published by Routledge 

Community Curriculum in Action, exhibition 2017

Community Curriculum: Employing Artefacts in the Hospital-Based Education of Children. Funded by The Catherine Cookson Foundation 2018-19.

2018 Reimagining Ancient Greece, exhibition Belsay Hall, Northumberland 2018-19.

Shoes, Slippers and Sandals: Footwear through the Ages, exhibition Great North Museum 2019.

Collecting Classical Antiquity: Brian B. Shefton 100 Years, exhibition Great North Museum 2019. 

PhD Supervision

I am currently supervising two Northern Bridge funded PhD students:

Emma Gooch: The Material Culture of Children in Ancient Greece: An Interdisciplinary Exploration of Identity

Daisy-Alys Vaughan: The Shefton Archive: Enhancing a Collection's History through Object Biographies


COMPLETED 2016

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

COMPLETED 2019

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


Teaching

Teaching, 2019-20


Undergraduate
CAC1012 Greek and Roman Art and Archaeology
ARA3121 Sex, Bodies and Identities in Classical Greece
Contributions to:
CAH2009 Portfolio in Ancient History


Postgraduate
CAH8016 Graduate Seminar in Greek Archaeology
ARA8129 Sex, Bodies and Identities in Classical Greece
Contributions to:
ARA8190 Themes, Theories and Methods in Archaeology
CAC8000 Research Skills and Development

Office hours Tuesday 1-3pm and Thursday 9-10am 1.27  Armstrong Building

 


 






 

Publications