Cassandra Newland

Personal statement

Cassie Newland teaches Heritage and Public History at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.

An archaeologist by training but interdisciplinary in habit, Cassie believes firmly in the importance of historians being able to communicate clearly, engagingly and effectively. With her notable experience presenting history programming on TV and radio, Cassie's teaching emphasises the many ways in which we can apply our history skills and knowledges to make a difference to the wider world.

Her research specialisms include, nineteenth-century technological colonialism, slavery and the Atlantic world, industrial archaeology and contemporary archaeology.

Cassie has received awards for the public presentation of science and remains an active contributor to broadcast media.

Academic qualifications

  • PhD in Historical Archaeology, University of Bristol
  • MA in Historical Archaeology, University of Bristol

Teaching specialism

  • Heritage
  • Public History
  • Landscape History
  • Material Culture Studies
  • Archaeology
  • Slavery and the Atlantic World
  • Research design and management

Television and radio

Presenter and/or contributor on Time Crashers (Channel Four, 2015); The One Show (BBC One, ongoing); The Genius of Invention (BBC Two, 2013); Coast (BBC Two, ongoing but currently on hold); Time Team (Channel Four, 2006-13) and Original Features (UKTV, 2010-2012). Urban Secrets (Sky Atlantic, 2012) and A History of the World (BBC South West, 2010); Impossible Engineering (various programmes including Stealth Ships and the Super-sewer TwoFour for Science, Yesterday, Sveriges, RMS Decouverte, Ici Explora, etc. 2017 ongoing); Impossible Railways (TwoFour same channels as above, 2019); Ancient Engineering (Off The Fence for Sky Atlantic, Discovery, etc. 2020); BBC Radio 3 various, including Wittgenstein’s Jet and New Archaeologies (2012-13).

Research and academic outputs

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Economic objects

Newland, C (2020) 'Economic objects.' In: White, C.L, ed. A cultural history of objects: in the age of industry - volume 5. Bloomsbury, London, pp. 57-76. ISBN 9781474298797

Marconi's first transatlantic wireless transmission

Newland, C (2009) 'Marconi's first transatlantic wireless transmission.' In: Schofield, J, ed. Defining moments: dramatic archaeologies of the twentieth-century. Archaeopress (BAR), Oxford, pp. 9-18. ISBN 9781407305813

Transit, transition: excavating J641 VUJ

Bailey, G, Newland, C, Nilsson, A and Schofield, J (2009) 'Transit, transition: excavating J641 VUJ.' Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 19 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 0959-7743

Sic transit gloria mundi

Schofield, J, Newland, C, Bailey, G and Nilsson, A (2009) 'Sic transit gloria mundi.' British Archaeology, 92. pp. 16-21. ISSN 2514-3409

An investigation of possibilities and limitations of 'education borrowing' in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago

Lam, E (2009) An investigation of possibilities and limitations of 'education borrowing' in Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.

The eighth Karmapa's life and his interpretation of the Great Seal

Rheingans, J (2008) The eighth Karmapa's life and his interpretation of the Great Seal. PhD thesis, Bath Spa University.

Victorians Decoded: Art & Telegraphy [curators]

Arscott, C, Pettitt, C, Newland, C, Hume, N and Chapman, A (2016) Victorians Decoded: Art & Telegraphy [curators]. The Guildhall Art Gallery, London, UK, 19 September 2016 - 22 January 2017. ISBN 9871907485053

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