Daniel Lee

  • United Kingdom

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Daniel Lee (he/him) is a contemporary archaeologist and researcher at UHI Orkney. His current research includes energy archaeology, industrial heritage, participatory and collaborative mapping, community archaeology, knowledge exchange and education across the Highlands and Islands. His creative heritage outputs include films, audio podcasts, digital maps, artist books, and collaborative residencies.

Dan is Lifelong Learning and Outreach Archaeologist at the UHI Archaeology Institute, UHI Orkney where he develops, manages and delivers a range of community archaeology, knowledge exchange and research projects across the Highlands and Islands.

His research interests are archaeologies of energy, mapping and creative practice in archaeology. Current projects include Orkney Energy Landscapes, which developed a citizen science approach to recording and exploring energy heritage, the Orkney Energy Heritage Strategy working with industry and stakeholders to audit, prioritise and manage energy heritage, developing a climate change responsive method for archaeology in the Cateran Ecomuseum, and Peat Spade to Tangle Trade which is exploring Industrial Heritage in Orkney’s north isles.

Dan is module leader for Excavations Skills (UG) / Excavation (PGT) modules, contributes to modules on Contemporary Archaeology, community archaeology and field training, and teaches on core modules Contemporary Art and Archaeology 1 & 2 (Creative Mapping).

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land


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