The Skeletons, Stories, and Social Bodies (SSSB) Conference Committee is jointly run by the Department of Archaeology (Bioarchaeology and Osteoarchaeology) and the Centre for Learning Anatomical Sciences (CLAS), both based at the University of Southampton.
The Committee is made up of academics and PhD students from both disciplines, who have a variety of different research areas and careers which feed into the conference themes.
The Conference Co-Chairs are Sarah Schwarz (Archaeology) and Lizzie O'Sullivan (CLAS). Sarah is a PhD student in archaeology, researching Neanderthal mortuary practices and the origins of structured responses to death. Lizzie O'Sullivan is the Anatomical Dissector at CLAS, whose responsibilities include dissection of specimens for medical students' anatomy classes as well as teaching and supervision of student projects.
They are supported by:
Dr Jenny Skidmore, Director of CLAS
Dr Andrew O'Malley, Deputy Director of CLAS
Dr David Walker, Anatomical Sciences Laboratory Manager at CLAS
Elizabeth Norton, a PhD student in the Dept. Archaeology researching the collections of the British Museum
Stephanie Evelyn-Wright, a PhD student in the Dept. Archaeology researching disability in Roman skeletons and cemetery contexts
Sammy Field, a PhD student in the Dept. Archaeology researching reassessments of tooth wear for age estimation in British human skeletal collections
If you want to find out more about the Committee, you can take a look at our Committee page under 'Information'.