Suzie Thomas

University Lecturer, Museology
Philosophy, History, Culture and Art Studies
University of Helsinki
Coordinating Editor of Aspects of non-professional metal detecting in Europe

Short biographical information:

Suzie Thomas is university lecturer in museology at the University of Helsinki and a Researcher on the Academy of Finland-funded project “Lapland’s Dark Heritage”. She researched the relationships between archaeologists and metal detectorists for her doctoral research at Newcastle University.

Suzie is a Co-Editor of the Journal of Community Archaeology and Heritage, and has previously worked at the Council for British Archaeology and the University of Glasgow.

List of publications:

Thomas, S., Seitsonen, O., and Herva, V.-P. (accepted, in press.) Nazi memorabilia, dark heritage and treasure hunting as ‘alternative’ tourism: understanding the fascination with the material remains of World War II in Northern Finland, submitted to Journal of Field Archaeology.

Thomas, S. (2015) Collaborate, Condemn, or Ignore? Responding to Non-Archaeological Approaches to Archaeological Heritage, European Journal of Archaeology 18(2): 312-328

Thomas, S. (2014) Making archaeological heritage accessible in Great Britain: Enter Community Archaeology, in: S. Thomas and J. Lea (eds.) Public Participation in Archaeology, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. 23-33

Thomas, S. (2013) Brian Hope-Taylor, the Council for British Archaeology and ‘The Need for Adequate Archaeological Propaganda’, Public Archaeology 12(2): 101-16

Thomas, S. (2012) Searching for Answers: a study of metal-detector users in the UK, International Journal of Heritage Studies 18(1): 49-64

Thomas, S. (2012) Archaeologists and metal-detector users in England and Wales: past, present and future, in: R. Skeates, C. McDavid and J. Carman (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Public Archaeology, Oxford: Oxford University Press. 60-81

Thomas, S. (2012) How STOP started: Early approaches to the metal detecting community by archaeologists and others, in: G. Moshenska and S. Dhanjal (eds.) Community Archaeology: Theories, methods, practices, Oxford: Oxbow. 42-57

Thomas, S. (2009) Wanborough revisited: the rights and wrongs of treasure trove law in England and Wales, in: S. Thomas and P. Stone (eds.) Metal Detecting and Archaeology, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. 153-165

Thomas, S. (2009) Introduction, in: S. Thomas and P. Stone (eds.) Metal Detecting and Archaeology, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press. 1-11

Thomas, S., and Stone, P. (eds.) (2009) Metal Detecting and Archaeology, Woodbridge: The Boydell Press .