Rose is an archaeologist and artist based in North Yorkshire. Her work often explores the relationship between people and landscape through time.
She is interested in how to tell different stories about the past; how to inspire people and create ways in which they can imagine past worlds. She does this through a whole range of work, from projects with museums and heritage organisations, writing and presenting for radio, illustrating and designing books. She enjoys collaborations that bring together different skills and approaches to offer new ways of understanding our relationship with the Earth.
More recently her work has extended into the environmental humanities, using her scientific and artistic knowledge to consider our future actions. Her work has been commissioned by the British Museum, English Heritage, Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology in Cambridge, and various academic institutions and projects.
Rose began her archaeological career working for the British School at Rome on sites around Italy. Since then she has worked mainly in North Yorkshire. She co-directs the Aldborough Roman Town Project (University of Cambridge) with Martin Millett, revealing new understandings of the Roman North. Rose worked as the archaeologist for the Exmoor Mires Project 2016-17, and continues to be involved in peatland projects and the intersection of archaeology and environmental conservation.
Moving deeper into the earth, Rose has been working on cultural geology. Her PhD explored the different knowledges and connections to stone geologists and quarrymen developed through their work on the Jurassic Coast. Rose’s interest in ethnographies of material, craft and making continue with projects on stone as well as a role as researcher and artist on the Earthen Empire project (University of Edinburgh).
Interested in communication, Rose has written for non-fiction publications, including Archipelago, Cornerstones and Oscillations. As an academic she has published extensively on archaeology, heritage and creative practice. Her writing and broadcasting has featured on BBC Radio 3 and Radio 4, including The Essay and Open Country.
As an illustrator, Rose works regularly for award winning poetry press Guillemot Press, and also designs and produces books in collaboration with Luke Thompson. She won the Michael Marks Award for Poetry Illustration in 2017.
Rose has taught across Higher Education disciplines and institutions including Heritage MA (Cambridge), Drawing BA (Falmouth), Geography and Heritage BA (Exeter) and Rural Agendas MA (Architectural Association).
She a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.