John Schofield

Dr John Schofield is Head of Military Programmes at English Heritage, as well as teaching at the universities of Southampton and Bristol. He is a leading proponent of recent conflict archaeology, and has written extensively on the subject.

Current research projects include studying the Cold War peace camps at Greenham Common and the Nevada Desert, recording the former Stasi prison compound at Hohenshoenhausen, in eastern Berlin, and working amongst the former bars, music halls and brothels of Strait Street, Valletta in Malta. John is also researching war art (painting and graffiti on abandoned military sites), and is working with contemporary artists exploring their contribution to the recording and interpretation of contemporary material culture.

He has published extensively on military archaeology and sites and a collection of his work is being published by Springer in 2009: Aftermath: Readings in the Archaeology of Recent Conflict.