Dr. Julian Richards
Dr. Julian Richards, is Director of the Archaeology Data Service, and Co-Director of the ejournal Internet Archaeology. Julian first came to York to take part in the Coppergate Viking excavations, and returned in 1986 to lecture on Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology. The Department has grown tremendously from when he first joined, when he was only one of 5 staff members with around a dozen students. It now has over 60 staff, with over 300 undergraduates and 100 graduate students. Julian's involvement in archaeological computing began in 1980 when he started his PhD research studying pre-Christian Anglo-Saxon burial ritual. In 1985 he co-authored the first textbook in archaeological computing for Cambridge University Press, and has subsequently written numerous papers and edited a number of books on the applications of information technology in archaeology, as well as on Anglo-Saxon and Viking archaeology. He is also Director of York's Centre for Digital Heritage, and from October 2013 he will be the founding Director of The White Rose College of the Arts and Humanities (WRoCAH).