Sasha Renninger, Archaeobib Web Developer
Sasha is a software developer and a lifelong student of archaeology. Sasha worked with the Ban Chiang Project team 2005-2008 as a work-study student bibliographer. She graduated from Penn with a BA in archaeology in 2009. Sasha joined excavation teams in Egypt as a ceramicist at Abydos in 2008 and the Kharga Oasis in 2011-2012. Between 2008 and 2019 she worked for a variety of projects in the Penn Museum and Penn Museum Library during which she expanded her skill set in database management and application development for archaeologists, earning a Master's in Computer Science in 2013. In 2018 she started to consult with the ISEAA concerning their digital assets and took on the revamping of their online bibliography. She participated in the Middle Mekong Archaeological Project’s 2019-2020 season. When not working with the awesome folks at ISEAA, she is a senior application developer for the Penn School of Arts and Sciences, a job she started in 2019.
Elizabeth Hamilton, PhD, Editor of the Southeast Asian Archaeological Bibliographic Project
Dr. Hamilton is a Consulting Scholar at the Penn Museum and has been working as an archaeometallurgist and database manager originally for the Ban Chiang Project, and after 2012 for the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology in Philadelphia. She received her PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 1995. She has excavated in a large number and variety of sites around the world, ranging from colonial Pennsylvania to Harappan India to Pharaonic Egypt. Her last few field seasons have been in Laos in surveys led by Dr. Joyce White. Her major project for ISEAA has been to analyze the large collections of copper-base and iron metal artifacts from Ban Chiang and three other prehistoric sites in Thailand. Along the way, she has become heavily involved in curating, supporting, and fixing the original Biblioscape platform and training data-entry people for the Southeast Asian Bibliography. She was very happy to turn over the task of creating a new platform to the eminently qualified Sasha Renninger.
Joyce C. White, PhD, Project Director
Joyce White, PhD, is a senior Southeast Asian archaeologist in the Philadelphia area. She is a Consulting Scholar at the Penn Museum and founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Southeast Asian Archaeology. She has been involved in the design and implementation of the digital Southeast Asian Archaeology Bibliography from its earliest inception in the 1990s. Beginning with a personal bibliography database, she joined forces with Christopher King in the early 2000s to develop the first online version of the bibliography. She has been fostering its expansion for the past 20 years, principally through the employment of work-study students who have entered the vast majority of references. She is super excited to be working with applications developer Sasha Renninger and bibliography editor Dr. Elizabeth Hamilton in developing a new incarnation of the bibliography using the platform Omeka.
Christoper A. King, PhD, Biblioscape Developer
Dr. Christopher King holds a doctorate in Anthropology from the University of Hawaii. In the 1990s he was working with Ban Chiang data for his dissertation and was also interested in website development. When Joyce received a grant from the Luce Foundation to create a website to share Ban Chiang data, he approached her about setting up a bibliographic database specifically for Southeast Asian archaeology, not only for his own use, but as a service to the field. His work on the Biblioscape database lasted from 2000 to about 2005.
He is currently working on Saipan, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, as a contract bioarchaeologist. Additionally, Christopher is an independent consultant for WCG IRB as an Institutional Review Board (IRB) member.
Work-study student & volunteer bibliographers
Lauren Buckalew, work-study student, 2001-2002
Dana Katz, work-study student, 2002-2005
Sasha Renninger, work-study student, 2005-2008
Yanik Ruiz-Roman, work-study student, 2007-2009 - Feature in the Pennsylvania Gazette
Connie Ko, work-study student, 2008-2009
Elena Nikolova, work-study student, 2009-2010
Jesse Dubois, work-study student, 2010-2011
Ryan Zahalka, work-study student, 2012-2013
Chloe Kaczvinsky, work-study student, 2013-2017. See her article in the 2017 ISEAA Newsletter.
Jerod Mason, volunteer, 2019
Caleb Chow, volunteer, 2019
Anna Pugsley, work-study student, 2018-2020
Aria (Sophie) Spaulding, work-study student, 2018-2021