Hannah Parsons-Morgan



College: College of Humanities
Discipline: Archaeology
Department: Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies
Research Centre/Unit: Centre for Islamic Archaeology

Hannah Parsons-Morgan is an Al-Qasimi doctoral researcher at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter and is a member of the Centre for Islamic Archaeology. Her doctoral research focuses on the consumption of Chinese ceramics in East Africa in the premodern and early colonial period. More generally she is interested in their trade and use throughout the Indian Ocean region, particularly in Muslim and indigenous contexts during the mediaeval and premodern period. She received an MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU), University of East Anglia, and a BA in History of Art/Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).

She has participated in three field seasons at the archaeological site of Harlaa, Ethiopia (2018-2020), two in Bahrain (2019-2020) and conducted a two month field season in the Zanzibar Archipelago (2019). 

During her Ph.D. she has curated an exhibition on her research, and has worked as an Associate Lecturer on the Introduction to Islamic Archaeology module.

She has organised and co-organised several conferences, including:

  • IOW-Arch, the inaugural Indian Ocean World Archaeology conference (in person, 10th-11th January 2020).
  • GIAS: the Global Islamic Archaeology Showcase  (online, 26th September and 3rd October 2020).
  • 3rd Biennial Arabic Language Teaching & Learning in the UK Higher Education Conference.
  • Sorcerer’s Handbook Workshop Funded by the Leverhulme.
  • IOW-Arch 2022 - Second Indian Ocean World Archaeology Conference. 

She has presented at various conferences, for the most recent see Professional Development.

She has also represented the student body as both a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) Rep (2019 to 2021) and Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) Rep (2019-2022), and co-organised and co-chaired the regular PGR Seminar Series at IAI from 2019-2021, and initiated the staff-student seminar platform.


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