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Anatolijs Venovcevs

PhD Candidate in Archaeology Department of Archaeology, History, Religious Studies and Theology
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Research Project: Unruly Heritage: An Archaeology of the Anthropocene (PhD Candidate, 2018-2022)

Research explores twentieth century mining towns in Murmansk Region, Russia, Finnmark, Norway, and Labrador, Canada through an archaeological perspective.


Current Interests:

  • Contemporary archaeology
  • Industrial archaeology
  • Mining and extractive industry
  • Soviet history
  • Northern and Arctic Canada
  • Modern ruins


Other Expertise:

  • Post-Medieval archaeology
  • Landscape archaeology
  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Material Culture
  • Agricultural history
  • Urban planning

Academia.edu webpage

Earlier experience:

  • 2016 - 2018, GIS Technician. Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • 2017, Researcher and Analyst, "Community Collections Archaeological Research Project", Newfoundland and Labrador Archaeological Society, North West River, Labrador, Canada.
  • 2014 - 2016, GIS Assistant and Teaching Assistant, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • 2013 - 2014, GIS Assistant, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Linday, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2011 - 2013, Staff Archaeologist and Material Culture Specialist, Archaeological Services Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • 2008 - 2010, Field Archaeologist, Archaeological Services Inc., Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • 2007 - 2010, Teaching Assistant, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Utdanning:

  • 2014 - 2017, Masters in Archaeology, Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada.
  • 2013 - 2014, Ontario College Graduate Certificate, GIS - Application Specialist, Sir Sandford Fleming College, Lindsay, Ontario, Canada.
  • 2006 - 2010, Bachelor in Archaeology, Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Awards:

  • 2020 SSHRC – Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2020 Fellow of the Institute of Social and Economic Research
  • 2020 Institute of Social and Economic Research, Research Grant
  • 2017 Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies
  • 2016 SSHRC – Doctoral Fellowship
  • 2016 Northern Scientific Training Program
  • 2016 Department of Archaeology Research Excellence Award
  • 2015 School of Graduate Studies Bursary
  • 2015 Provincial Archaeology Office Research Grant
  • 2015 Daniel Weetaluktuk Award
  • 2015 Institute of Social and Economic Research, Master’s Fellowship
  • 2015 Institute of Social and Economic Research, Research Grant
  • 2014 J.R. Smallwood Foundation Research Grant 
  • 2014 Second place winner, 3-Minute Thesis Competition
  • 2014 School of Graduate Studies Bursary, Memorial University of Newfoundland
  • 2014 SSHRC – Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholarship
  • 2014 Dr. Ibrahim Elshayal Excellence in Problem Solving Award

Administrative positions:

Languages: English, Norwegian Bokmål, and Russian

Administrator of Unruly Heritage Instagram page
Assistant administrator of Unruly Heritage Twitter account

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Gaulton, Barry. Winter housing: Archaeological perspectives on Newfoundland’s non-pastoral transhumant tradition. Routledge 2020 ISBN 9780367592318.s 43 - 58.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Extracted Frontiers: A Call from the North. (Fulltekst: http://openhumanitiespress.org/books/download/Harrison-and-Sterling_2020_Deterritorializing-The-Future.pdf Open Humanities Press 2020 ISBN 9781785420887.s 311 - 317.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Living with socialism: Toward an archaeology of a post-soviet industrial town. (Fulltekst: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214790X20302860 The Extractive Industries and Society 2020. ISSN 2214-790X.s 1 - 9.s doi: 10.1016/j.exis.2020.10.017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Playing with Fire: Children at Fort York’s Ordnance and Supply Yard. International Journal of Historical Archaeology 2016; Volum 20 (4). ISSN 1092-7697.s 705 - 719.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Williams, Blake; Dunlop, John; Kellogg, Daniel. Geospatial Data on Parade: The Results and Implications of GIS Analysis of Remote Sensing and Archaeological Excavation Data at Fort York’s Central Parade Ground. (Fulltekst: https://orb.binghamton.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1458&context=neha Northeast Historical Archaeology 2015; Volum 44. ISSN 0048-0738.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Text to Sites: Challenges and Hidden Potentials of Text-Derived Spatial Analysis. North Atlantic Archaeology 2015; Volum 4. ISSN 1916-3592.s 1 - 16.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Magnani, Matthew; Magnani, Natalia; Farstadvoll, Stein. “Hold Avstand”: The Archaeology of and in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tromsø, Norway. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2021-01-08 - 2021.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Gaulton, Barry. Social distancing in the woods: archaeological expressions of isolated winter habitations of Newfoundland’s early European fisherfolk. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2021-01-09 - 2021.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. W is for Waste, Labrador Encyclopedia. (Fulltekst: https://www.mun.ca/labradorinstitute/archives/WisforWaste.php? 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fast Development, Slow Futures: Urbanism in the High North Mining Towns. Conference for the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2020-08-26 - 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. W is for Waste. 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Sør-Varanger er veldig likt gruvesamfunn i andre land. (Fulltekst: https://www.sva.no/2020/magasin/sor-varanger-er-veldig-likt-gruvesamfunn-i-andre-land/ 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mining Our Own Business: Northern Industrial Towns as Future Archaeology. Forsker Grand Prix 2020-09-23 - 2020.

  • Magnani, Natalia; Magnani, Matthew; Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Farstadvoll, Stein. Material Transformations of Memory. (Fulltekst: http://www.americananthropologist.org/2020/07/02/material-transformations-of-memory/ American Anthropologist 2020. ISSN 0002-7294.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mapping Subterranean Worlds – Public Utilities as Unseen Historical and Social Arenas. GIS Lightning Talks Webinar 2020-04-23 - 2020-04-23 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Before Muskrat: Twin Falls & Our New, Difficult Heritage. (Fulltekst: https://theindependent.ca/2020/03/18/before-muskrat-twin-falls-our-new-difficult-heritage/ 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Twin Falls – Labrador’s Unruly Industrial Heritage. 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Repairing Toward… Living with Landscape Scars. British Theoretical Archaeology Research Group Meeting 2019-12-15 - 2019-12-18 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mapping for Community, the Making of a Digital Space: First Municipal GIS in Labrador. Annual Conference of the Canadian Cartographical Association 2019-05-01 - 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Living with Mine Waste. RAW STUDIO: Exploring the afterlife of coal extraction on Svalbard 2019-11-19 - 2019-11-19 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Living with Socialism: Toward an Archaeology of (post?)Soviet Mining Landscapes. Extractive Industries and the Environment: Production, Pollution, and Protest from a Global and Historical Perspective 2019-12-06 - 2019-12-07 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Beyond Local Destruction – Dispersed Agency of Mining. Unruly Heritage Workshop 2019-10-17 - 2019-10-20 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fast Development, Slow Futures, and Zombie Mines. Visit by the Stockholm Archaeology Department 2019-08-28 - 2019-08-28 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mining Pasts – Mining Futures. Labrador Research Forum 2019-05-01 - 2019-05-03 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Cabins in the Woods: (Re-)Reflections on Migratory Lives of Euro-Newfoundland Fisher-Farmers. Department of Archaeology Speaker Series 2019-03-01 - 2019-03-01 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mushroom Picking in the Hazard Area: Lives, Histories, and Memories in Anthropogenic Landscapes. Unruly Heritage Workshop 2019-09-06 - 2019-09-09 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. The Shape of Water(lines): The Materiality of Water Politics in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. Department of Archaeology Speaker Series 2018-11-30 - 2018-11-30 2018.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Twentieth Century Matter: Material Culture from the Birch Island site (FhCb-10) & The 2016 Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) On the Carol Brice-Bennett Collection, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. 2018.

  • Brenan, Julia; Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Neilsen, Scott. Peripheral spaces in historical places?: Recent insights from archaeology on the edge of the North Atlantic. Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2018-10-17 - 2018-10-17 2018.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. HV-GB Municipal GIS – Opportunities, Head Aches, and Successes. Bi-Annual Labrador Research Forum 2017-04-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Anarchy in the New-Found-Land: Winter Houses and Decentralized Power in the Rural North Atlantic. 50th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2017-01-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Neilsen, Scott; Tuttauk, Ed; Wood, Bryn. Four Guys, a Graveyard, and a Drone: Mapping the North West River Cemetery for Better Management. Labrador Research Forum 2017-04-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Carol Brice-Bennett Archaeological Collection. Carol Brice-Bennett Archaeological Collection 2016-05-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Elliott, Deirdre. A Bird Flew Over a Winter House: Zooarchaeological Insights into the Newfoundland Winter House Foodways. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2016-04-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. A Matter of Perspective: Rethinking Periphery through Transience and Seasonality. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2016-05-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. High and Dry? – Contextualizing Domestic Root Cellar Drains in Southern Ontario. Conference of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology 2016-10-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Whitridge, Peter. The Operational Landscape of Northern Toponyms: A Google Maps-Based Approach for Presenting Place Name Data. Inuit Studies Conference 2016-10-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. European Winter House Investigation. 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fisherfolk in the Off Season: The Curious Case of Newfoundland’s Winter Transhumance. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2015-05-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Big Mussel Pond 1 Site (CgAj-03) Preliminary Survey. 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. The Cabins in the Woods: Archaeology of Newfoundland’s Transhumant Periphery. Department of Archaeology Graduate Student Speaker Series 2015-10-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Gaulton, Barry. Transhumance by the Sea: The Seasonal Lives of Newfoundland’s European Fishers. Annual Meeting of the European Archaeological Association 2015-09-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. From Text to Database to… Sites?: Challenges and Hidden Potentials of Text-Derived Spatial Analysis. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2015-04-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. On the Move: Understanding Newfoundland and Labrador’s Semi-Migratory Landscape. Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference 2015-03-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Redefining Modernity – The Curious Case of North Atlantic Transhumance. SSHRC Storytellers Contest 2015-01-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Needles in a Haystack: Site Predictive Modeling for Wintering Camps of Transhumant European Forager-Fishers. Memorial University of Newfoundland 3-Minute Thesis Competition 2014-10-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Clausnitzer, Art. Summer Work – Winter Work. Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; von Bitter, Robert; Prowse, Shari; Oliva, Yasmin; Cameron, Meagan. Out of the Grey and into the Map: Maximizing the Research Potential of Archaeological Data. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Williams, Blake; Dunlop, John; Kellogg, Daniel. Thirty Years of Geophys: Exploring the Subsurface Landscape of the Fort York National Historic Site. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Playing with Fire: Children’s Toys at Fort York’s Ordinance and Supply Yard. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2014-01-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Geospatial Data on Parade: The Results and Implications of GIS Analysis of Remote Sensing and Archaeological Excavation Data at Fort York’s Central Parade Ground. Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society 2012-11-01 - 2012.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Indiana GIS Project. 3x5 Poster Session 2010-04-01 - 2010.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Magnani, Matthew; Magnani, Natalia; Farstadvoll, Stein. “Hold Avstand”: The Archaeology of and in the COVID-19 Pandemic in Tromsø, Norway. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2021-01-08 - 2021.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Gaulton, Barry. Social distancing in the woods: archaeological expressions of isolated winter habitations of Newfoundland’s early European fisherfolk. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2021-01-09 - 2021.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. W is for Waste, Labrador Encyclopedia. (Fulltekst: https://www.mun.ca/labradorinstitute/archives/WisforWaste.php? 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fast Development, Slow Futures: Urbanism in the High North Mining Towns. Conference for the Association for Critical Heritage Studies 2020-08-26 - 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. W is for Waste. 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Sør-Varanger er veldig likt gruvesamfunn i andre land. (Fulltekst: https://www.sva.no/2020/magasin/sor-varanger-er-veldig-likt-gruvesamfunn-i-andre-land/ 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mining Our Own Business: Northern Industrial Towns as Future Archaeology. Forsker Grand Prix 2020-09-23 - 2020.

  • Magnani, Natalia; Magnani, Matthew; Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Farstadvoll, Stein. Material Transformations of Memory. (Fulltekst: http://www.americananthropologist.org/2020/07/02/material-transformations-of-memory/ American Anthropologist 2020. ISSN 0002-7294.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mapping Subterranean Worlds – Public Utilities as Unseen Historical and Social Arenas. GIS Lightning Talks Webinar 2020-04-23 - 2020-04-23 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Before Muskrat: Twin Falls & Our New, Difficult Heritage. (Fulltekst: https://theindependent.ca/2020/03/18/before-muskrat-twin-falls-our-new-difficult-heritage/ 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Twin Falls – Labrador’s Unruly Industrial Heritage. 2020.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Repairing Toward… Living with Landscape Scars. British Theoretical Archaeology Research Group Meeting 2019-12-15 - 2019-12-18 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mapping for Community, the Making of a Digital Space: First Municipal GIS in Labrador. Annual Conference of the Canadian Cartographical Association 2019-05-01 - 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Living with Mine Waste. RAW STUDIO: Exploring the afterlife of coal extraction on Svalbard 2019-11-19 - 2019-11-19 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Living with Socialism: Toward an Archaeology of (post?)Soviet Mining Landscapes. Extractive Industries and the Environment: Production, Pollution, and Protest from a Global and Historical Perspective 2019-12-06 - 2019-12-07 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Beyond Local Destruction – Dispersed Agency of Mining. Unruly Heritage Workshop 2019-10-17 - 2019-10-20 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fast Development, Slow Futures, and Zombie Mines. Visit by the Stockholm Archaeology Department 2019-08-28 - 2019-08-28 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mining Pasts – Mining Futures. Labrador Research Forum 2019-05-01 - 2019-05-03 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Cabins in the Woods: (Re-)Reflections on Migratory Lives of Euro-Newfoundland Fisher-Farmers. Department of Archaeology Speaker Series 2019-03-01 - 2019-03-01 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Mushroom Picking in the Hazard Area: Lives, Histories, and Memories in Anthropogenic Landscapes. Unruly Heritage Workshop 2019-09-06 - 2019-09-09 2019.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. The Shape of Water(lines): The Materiality of Water Politics in Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador, Canada. Department of Archaeology Speaker Series 2018-11-30 - 2018-11-30 2018.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Twentieth Century Matter: Material Culture from the Birch Island site (FhCb-10) & The 2016 Community Collections Archaeological Research Project (CCARP) On the Carol Brice-Bennett Collection, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador. 2018.

  • Brenan, Julia; Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Neilsen, Scott. Peripheral spaces in historical places?: Recent insights from archaeology on the edge of the North Atlantic. Canadian Archaeological Association Conference 2018-10-17 - 2018-10-17 2018.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. HV-GB Municipal GIS – Opportunities, Head Aches, and Successes. Bi-Annual Labrador Research Forum 2017-04-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Anarchy in the New-Found-Land: Winter Houses and Decentralized Power in the Rural North Atlantic. 50th Annual Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2017-01-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Neilsen, Scott; Tuttauk, Ed; Wood, Bryn. Four Guys, a Graveyard, and a Drone: Mapping the North West River Cemetery for Better Management. Labrador Research Forum 2017-04-01 - 2017.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Carol Brice-Bennett Archaeological Collection. Carol Brice-Bennett Archaeological Collection 2016-05-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Elliott, Deirdre. A Bird Flew Over a Winter House: Zooarchaeological Insights into the Newfoundland Winter House Foodways. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2016-04-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. A Matter of Perspective: Rethinking Periphery through Transience and Seasonality. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2016-05-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. High and Dry? – Contextualizing Domestic Root Cellar Drains in Southern Ontario. Conference of the Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology 2016-10-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Whitridge, Peter. The Operational Landscape of Northern Toponyms: A Google Maps-Based Approach for Presenting Place Name Data. Inuit Studies Conference 2016-10-01 - 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. European Winter House Investigation. 2016.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Fisherfolk in the Off Season: The Curious Case of Newfoundland’s Winter Transhumance. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2015-05-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Big Mussel Pond 1 Site (CgAj-03) Preliminary Survey. 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. The Cabins in the Woods: Archaeology of Newfoundland’s Transhumant Periphery. Department of Archaeology Graduate Student Speaker Series 2015-10-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Gaulton, Barry. Transhumance by the Sea: The Seasonal Lives of Newfoundland’s European Fishers. Annual Meeting of the European Archaeological Association 2015-09-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. From Text to Database to… Sites?: Challenges and Hidden Potentials of Text-Derived Spatial Analysis. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2015-04-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. On the Move: Understanding Newfoundland and Labrador’s Semi-Migratory Landscape. Aldrich Interdisciplinary Conference 2015-03-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Redefining Modernity – The Curious Case of North Atlantic Transhumance. SSHRC Storytellers Contest 2015-01-01 - 2015.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Needles in a Haystack: Site Predictive Modeling for Wintering Camps of Transhumant European Forager-Fishers. Memorial University of Newfoundland 3-Minute Thesis Competition 2014-10-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Clausnitzer, Art. Summer Work – Winter Work. Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; von Bitter, Robert; Prowse, Shari; Oliva, Yasmin; Cameron, Meagan. Out of the Grey and into the Map: Maximizing the Research Potential of Archaeological Data. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs; Williams, Blake; Dunlop, John; Kellogg, Daniel. Thirty Years of Geophys: Exploring the Subsurface Landscape of the Fort York National Historic Site. Annual Meeting of the Canadian Archaeological Association 2014-04-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Playing with Fire: Children’s Toys at Fort York’s Ordinance and Supply Yard. Conference on Historical and Underwater Archaeology 2014-01-01 - 2014.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Geospatial Data on Parade: The Results and Implications of GIS Analysis of Remote Sensing and Archaeological Excavation Data at Fort York’s Central Parade Ground. Symposium of the Ontario Archaeological Society 2012-11-01 - 2012.

  • Venovcevs, Anatolijs. Indiana GIS Project. 3x5 Poster Session 2010-04-01 - 2010.

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