Ward Chloë

PostDoc Researcher, ERC DiverseNile Project


Twitter: @CloSWard

Chloë Ward completed a PhD at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London which focused on the construction and production of knowledge in excavation archives. This included significant work on Flinders Petrie’s excavation archives in the Petrie Museum of Egyptian and Sudanese Archaeology. She is working on DiverseNile’s Work Package 1 “The variability of domestic architecture in the Attab to Ferka region”. Chloë has extensive experience of archaeological fieldwork, in the UK, Egypt and Sudan. Before joining the project, she also worked at Sanam Temple in Sudan. She previously worked at the British Museum and has taught on archaeology and interdisciplinary modules at University College London.

Research Interests

Sudanese Archaeology, Egyptian Archaeology, History of Archaeology, Archaeological archives, Museum Archaeology, Post-colonialism and Neo-colonialism, Archaeological and Archival Theory, Archaeological Fieldwork, Object Based Learning


2016-2020 PhD Archaeology, University College London, Institute of Archaeology. A (Re)assessment of the use of documentary archives from the 19th and 20th century in the archaeology of Egypt

2014-2015 MA Archaeology, Durham University

2011-2014 BA Archaeology, University College London, Institute of Archaeology

Career History

Since 2022 PostDoc Researcher, ERC DiverseNile Project, LMU Munich

2021-2022 Project Curator: Archaeological Assemblages, British Museum

2017-2020 Collections Object Handling, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

2017-2021 Managing Editor, Papers from the Institute of Archaeology

2017, 2016, 2014 Assistant Archaeologist, Archaeology South-East, University College London

2016-Present Trustee and Lecture Secretary, Friends of the Petrie Museum


Ward, C. 2022. Excavating the Archive/Archiving the Excavation: Archival Processes and Contexts in Archaeology. Advances in Archaeological Practice 10(2). doi:10.1017/aap.2022.1

Ward, C. 2019. Archaeology in Durham University’s Sudan Archive. Sudan and Nubia 23: 188-197.

Ward, C. 2019. Archives in Archaeology: Treasure Troves or Disorganised Detritus — Archaeology in Durham University’s Sudan Archive. In Tipper and Tully (eds.) Current Research in Nubian Archaeology. Piscataway: Gorgias Press: 5–22.

Ward, C. 2016. Durham University’s Sudan Archive – An Overlooked Resource in Current Archaeological Research. Sudan and Nubia 20: 170–178.

Ward, C. 2016. The Archaeological Potential of Durham University’s Sudan Archive. Antiquity 90(354). doi:10.15184/aqy.2016.208