SMA for Students


Your SMA Student Representative…

Each year the Society for Medieval Archaeology invites a student member to take on the role of Student Representative. Student Reps provide a voice for our growing student membership on SMA Council and also help organise our annual SMA Student Colloquium and/or career workshops. Other roles include the maintenance of our social media platforms and representing the Society at conferences. See full role description and guidelines here.

If you are interested in taking on the role of Student Representative, please contact the Society’s  Honorary Secretary, Dr Karen Milek, via medievalarchaeology@googlemail.com with a cover letter, CV and referee details before 31st October each year.

The current SMA Student Representative is Ellie March. Ellie completed her BA Hons. in Medieval Studies and Archaeology at the University of Exeter, including a year abroad studying at the University of Malta. She then went on to complete her Masters’ Degree in Medieval Archaeology at the University of York. She is currently undertaking doctoral research at the University of Exeter, funded in partnership with the university’s Diamond Jubilee Fund and the Friends’ of Tewkesbury Abbey. Her research is centred upon Tewkesbury Abbey, adopting an interdisciplinary approach to explore the church and its material culture from its early medieval origins through to the dissolution. This research will also feed into the production of a Conservation Management Plan for the site. Her research interests cover medieval religion and belief, artefacts and material culture theories, social use of space, and the construction of identities

Previous SMA Student Representatives

2018: Beatrice Widell, University of Reading

2017: Emma Hook, University of Sheffield

2016: Marit Van Cant, Free University of Brussels & University of Sheffield

2015: Emma Green, University of Sheffeild

2014: Sarah Kerr, Queen’s University Belfast

2013: Patrycja Kupiec, University of Aberdeen