Hannah Parsons-Morgan

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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), and GIAS: the Global Islamic Archaeology Showcase  (online, 26th September and 3rd October 2020). 

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

She also represents the student body as both a Postgraduate Researcher (PGR) and Postgraduate Teaching Assistant (PTA) Rep, and co-organises and co-chairs the regular PGR Seminar Series at IAIS.