Ecclesiastical buildings (or their remains) are present in our contemporary environment in many different shapes, sizes and guises, and this talk will explore a variety of buildings: from parish churches across London and Kent, to urban cathedrals and archbishops' palaces. We will look at a range of methods and techniques for understanding more about these places, and the spaces within them, including archive and documentary research, buildings archaeology and excavations, and surveys of graffiti and inscriptions.
Nathalie Cohen worked at Museum of London Archaeology Service (now MOLA) for over 15 years; as the Archivist for the unit, as a field archaeologist on excavations, and as a specialist in community engagement, inter-tidal zone archaeology and built heritage, on sites across Greater London, Kent, Buckinghamshire, Somerset, Devon and Surrey. She led the Thames Discovery Programme (community archaeology on London's foreshore) for ten years and completed an MA in Maritime Archaeology at University College London in 2007. She was also the Cathedral Archaeologist at Southwark Cathedral for eight years.
She currently works for the National Trust, as the regional Archaeologist for properties in London, Kent and East Sussex (and also currently in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and West Oxfordshire!), and she has been the Cathedral Archaeologist for Canterbury Cathedral since 2016.