Dr Catriona Cooper

Department of History
University of York

Catriona is an archaeologist with a background in buildings archaeology and computational approaches. Her research interests lie in multisensory approaches to studying the past, digital recording methods and collaborative research.

Within DC Labs Catriona works on the Listening to the Commons Project funded by the AHRC. The project aims to recover the soundscape of debate as experienced by women listening through a ventilator in the old House of Commons c. 1800. It is a collaborative project which will highlight the deep history of women’s participation in politics by developing and adapting visual models of the 1834 House of Commons into acoustic models to create contemporary Auralizations (aural reconstructions) of speeches and debate.

The results of the project will be incorporated into the Vote100 exhibition at Parliament in June 2018.