Meet the Team
Awet is a PhD candidate at the Centre for Islamic Archaeology, Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies, UoE. He is currently doing research on African migrations to the Gulf (Arabian/Persian) through Archaeological ceramics in Bahrain in the period between the 8th-16th c. AD. Awet has an MSc in Archaeological Materials Science (with speciality on Archaeology and Environment) from La Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy, and a BA degree in Anthropology and Archaeology from the College of Arts and Social Sciences, Eritrea. His research interest also includes archaeology of the Horn of Africa (Early – Mid Islamic Period).
Hannah is an Al-Qasimi doctoral researcher at the Institute of Arab and Islamic Studies (IAIS) at the University of Exeter and is a member of the Centre for Islamic Archaeology. Her doctoral research focuses on the consumption of Chinese ceramics in East Africa in the premodern and early colonial period. More generally she is interested in their trade and use throughout the Indian Ocean region, particularly in Muslim and indigenous contexts during the mediaeval and premodern period. She received an MA in the Arts of Africa, Oceania and the Americas from the Sainsbury Research Unit (SRU), University of East Anglia, and a BA in History of Art/Archaeology at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS).