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Daniel joined the British Museum in 2003 after a career in telecommunications and Investment Banking. He is responsible for the delivery of the award-winning Portable Antiquities Scheme website and is currently running a wide array of digital public archaeology projects including the Day of Archaeology.
He was also involved in the British Museum website refreshment project (2006), performing the duties of Secretary of the Web Steering Group until the project was delivered. He is an Honorary Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, teaching on the Museum Studies, Conservation and Public Archaeology MA programmes. He is currently co-supervising one PhD student at UCLDH. Other committee duties include CASPAR, HEIRNET, and the general committee of Cambridge University Rugby Club. He is a fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Geographical Society and a Research Associate of UCLDH.
Recent conferences attended and presented at include:
CAA 2014 Paris
Project Andvari (Catholic University of America)
World Archaeology Congress (Dublin)
International Numismatic Congress (Glasgow)
Current Archaeology 2010 (London)
Council for British Archaeology Conference (Newcastle)
CASPAR launch event (London)
ACRN/CASPAR seminar series (UCL)
American Numismatic Society Summer School (New York)
Yahoo Hack Europe! (Bucharest)
Main British Museum website refreshment project
Celtic Coin Index development in co-operation with Oxford University and the department of Coins and Medals.
Co-investigator with Dr. Dan Hicks (St. Cross, Oxford) for the ESRC funded Pitt-Rivers Museum project: “From museums to historic environment. “
Co-investigator with Dr. Andy Bevan (UCL) for the AHRC funded “MicroPasts: Crowd and Community fuelled archaeology” project http://micropasts.org
Co-investigator with Dr. Nick Ashton (BEP) on the Leverhulme funded “Mapping the Palaeolithic” project.
CreativeWorks London funded “Mapping coin finds from the Portable Antiquities Scheme” http://tracemedia.co.uk/lostchange
Enhancement of the Portable Antiquities Scheme website and database http://finds.org.uk
Day of Archaeology http://dayofarchaeology.com
External website advisory
The Royal Numismatics Society http://numismatics.org.uk
The Palestine Exploration Fund http://pef.org.uk
External fellowships/ honorary positions/ membership of professional bodies
Tertiary supervisor: Lorna Richardson , University College London
Fellow of Society of Antiquaries (2014)
Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (2011)
Research Associate University College Digital Humanities Centre
Honorary Lecturer, Institute of Archaeology London
Chair of Discipline, Cambridge University Rugby Union Football Club
Member of the HEIRNET advisory group.
Member of the advisory panel for the Centre for Audio-Visual Studies in Archaeology (UCL)
Pett, D. (2012) ‘Use of Social Media within the British Museum and Museum Sector’ in Bonacchi, C. (ed) Archaeologists and Digital Communication.
Pett, D. (2012) ‘Conclusions – a way forward’ in Bonacchi, C. (ed) Archaeologists and Digital Communication. Archetype
Pett, D. (2011) ‘Distributing the wealth’ in Cooke, B. (ed) The British Museum and the future of Numismatics. British Museum Press.
Pett D. (2011) ‘A review article: The CASPAR workshop.’ Public Archaeology 10 Volume 2
Pett D. (2010) ‘Meeting public interest in the Staffordshire Hoard.‘ British Archaeology 110