Alex is a research assistant for the JPI CURBATHERI project, based at the University of Stirling (UoS). He works with Dr Chiara Bonacchi, UoS PI, on the capturing and assessment of social values of urban heritage through the analysis of web data.
Alex Hiscock will start his PhD at the University of Stirling in October 2021 (AHRC CDP collaboration with Historic Environment Scotland), having earned master’s and bachelor’s degrees in classical and historical archaeology from Durham University. A Roman archaeologist and digital heritage specialist, his current research combines quali-quantitive approaches and data science to understand intangible heritages associated with the Roman Antonine Wall in Scotland, across both offline and online spaces.
Alex has worked with various heritage institutions and stakeholders. Most recently he researched and developed historical content for the BAFTA award winning UK television series Horrible Histories. Since 2018, he has produced and played in The Silliad: Improvised Myths and Legends, a live mythology show, combining storytelling, theatre and improvised comedy to engage audiences with Ancient Greek, Norse, and Egyptian mythological narratives.
His research interests focus on a) Postcolonial identities and material culture within Roman Britain, b) transatlantic Roman and Classical heritage narratives, and c) public interactions with heritage within dynamic popular media and environments, particularly over online spaces.