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Dr Tanja Romankiewicz

Dr.-Ing. (PhD), Dipl.-Ing. (FH), FSA Scot

Leverhulme Early Career Fellow; Later Prehistory, Building Archaeology

 

Contact information
Address: Room 01M.28, William Robertson Wing, Old Medical School, Teviot Place
Telephone: 0131 650 4040
Office hours: Tuesdays, 11:00-13:00
Biography

I am an archaeologist interested in buildings, and an architect interested in the people of the past.

My first degrees from Cologne (Germany) are in architecture and architectural conservation. I gained my doctorate from the Technical University of Berlin (Germany) in collaboration with University of Edinburgh, undertaking an architectural analysis of prehistoric roundhouses in Scotland with focus on the stone-built brochs, the "towers" of the Scottish Iron Age. My post-doctoral research now investigates prehistoric timber houses, from Scotland to the European continent.

I have always been interested in interdisciplinary research between architecture and archaeology. During my architectural studies I worked on the presentation of a Roman municipium and garum manufactory in Andalusia, Spain, and studied Roman concrete in comparison with contemporary building techniques in northwest Europe. 

Having joined the University of Edinburgh as a Career Development Fellow in 2013, and continued as a Research Assistant until April 2015, I have now embarked on a Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship on the Building (Ancient) Lives project, in collaboration with architects, artists, local authorities and community projects.

I have also worked as a commercial buildings archaeologist with Addyman Archaeology, a division of the conservation architects Simpson & Brown, with whom I am still affiliated as a Honorary Consultant.

External appointments

Honorary Consultant, Simpson & Brown with Addyman Archaeology

Useful Links

Edinburgh Research Explorer:

http://www.research.ed.ac.uk/portal/en/persons/tanja-romankiewicz%2814b7a72f-42a5-41c2-84ae-7806dc2470de%29.html