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Professor John Schofield
University of York
Project Supervisor and PI

Professor John Schofield, PhD, Head of Department and Director of Studies, Cultural Heritage Management, at the Department of Archaeology; Docent in Cultural Heritage, Landscape and Contemporary Archaeology at the University of Turku (Finland). He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London, a member of the Chartered Institute for Archaeologists and is Executive Editor for Routledge journal World Archaeology. He has extensive experience in both heritage practice and theory as he has worked as both a practitioner and an educator.

John has particular interest in and experience of the heritage sector, and in questions concerning the construction and use of heritage, including ‘intangible heritage’. At York he leads a vibrant community of MA and PhD students in cultural heritage. He has had a long interest in Traditional Medicine, as part of the Traditional Knowledge of indigenous peoples and the conservation of their ‘intangible cultural heritage’ using the framework of guidance identified in the 2003 UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

He co-authored the paper Beyond Biomedicine: Traditional Medicine as Cultural Heritage.

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