Ms Heather Crowley
MA 2010 (University of Victoria)
BSc 2008 (University of Victoria)
Working Title: Exploring the Impact of the Crusaders on Rural Settlement: Village Structure and Obligations in the Levant
The principal aim of my research is to investigate the effect of the Crusaders on communities in rural areas of the Levant. By engaging with documentary sources and current archaeological studies, it is my intention to assess what impact the Crusaders had on rural settlements and contribute to the debate about Crusader involvement in the countryside.
Start Date: October 2011
First Supervisor: Professor Denys Pringle
March 2010 - MEICON-BC Student Conference (The Middle East and Islamic Consortium of British Columbia) at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
• Paper presented entitled: “Ceramics in Context: Exploring the Changing Topography of North-eastern Cairo through Ceramic Evidence from the Barqiyya Quarter”.
January 2010 - Visual Impetus at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia
• Oral presentation entitled: “Broken, Battered, Yet Infinitely Interesting: What Ceramic Shards Can Tell Us About Medieval Travel and Trade”.
• Poster presentation entitled: “Segregated Suburbia: Exploring the Early-modern Venetian Domestic and Communal Spaces of the Labouring Class”.
June 2011 - Committee Member for Engaging with Identities: Medieval Postgraduate Symposium at Cardiff University, Cardiff, Wales
• Project sponsored by the Cardiff University Graduate College
Teaching Assistant 2008-2010 at the University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia