Jonathan Fowler


Faculty of Arts
Anthropology

Faculty Member Information

Education

Ph.D., Archaeology, University of Oxford, 2010
M.A., Landscape Archaeology, University of Sheffield, 1999
Bachelor of Education, Education, Acadia University, 1997
B.A., Anthropology & History, Saint Mary's University, 1995

Professional Licensures & Certifications

Certified Teacher of English as a Second Language, Saint Mary’s University, 2000
PADI-Certified Open Water SCUBA Diver, Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), 1994

Academic Work Experience

2013 - Present, Associate Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), Saint Mary’s University
2010 - 2013, Assistant Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), Saint Mary’s University
2008 - 2010, Lecturer in Anthropology (Archaeology), Saint Mary’s University
2006 - 2008, Adjunct Professor of Anthropology (Archaeology), Saint Mary’s University
2006 - 2006, Undergraduate Tutor (North American Colonial History), Saint Catherine's College, University of Oxford
2000 - 2005, Senior School Social Studies Teacher, Armbrae Academy
1999 - 2008, Part-Time Faculty, Saint Mary’s University
1998 - 1999, Field Archaeologist & Safety Officer, Davis Archaeological Consultants
1998 - 1998, Field Archaeologist, Mókhlos Minoan Site, Crete, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Excavations
1997 - 1997, English Instructor, Hungarian Management Program, Acadia University
1996 - 1996, Language Instructor, International Education Research and Analysis Corporation (INTERAC)
1995 - 1997, Computer Lab Assistant, Acadia University School of Education
1994 - 1995, Senior Site Assistant, Gorsium-Herculia Excavation, Hungarian National Museum and the University of P.E.I.
1993 - 2000, Teaching Assistant, History Department, Saint Mary's University

Honours

J. W. Johnstone Scholarship - 1996
S. E. MacKenzie Scholarship - 1996
Prince John Loewenstein Prize for Anthropological Writing - 1995
Thomas Keleher Memorial Scholarship - 1994
Alumni Christian Brothers Scholarship (Social Sciences) - 1993

Teaching: Course / Program Development

2014/01 - Present, Archaeology Curriculum Engine
2006/01 - 2007/01, Curriculum Designer
2005/01 - 2006/01, Curriculum Designer
2005/01 - 2006/01, Curriculum Designer
2004/01 - 2005/01, Curriculum Designer
2002/01 - 2003/01, Heritage Interpretation Consultant
2001/01 - 2004/01, Curriculum Designer
2001/01 - 2002/01, Heritage Interpretation Consultant

Scholarly Contributions

Journal Articles

Fowler Jonathan. "2012c New Research on the ‘Morris Building’", The Griffin 37:2 (Spring - 2011), 16-17

Presentation

Fowler Jonathan. "The Picture and the Frame", Keynote Address, Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Whose History? Whose Legacy? The Curious Case of the 'Charles Morris House'", 2015 Gorsebrook Research Institute Symposium (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Lost Worlds Underfoot: Journeys Into Nova Scotian Archaeology", Public Lecture, Rethinking the Past, Present, and Future of Atlantic Canada (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Landscape Archaeology at Grand Pré: A Community Research Update" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "The House on Refugee Hill: The Archaeology of a Black Refugee House at Beechville", Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "The House on Refugee Hill: An Archaeological Time Capsule" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeological Vision and Critical Thinking: A Perspective From Refugee Hill", 2nd Biennial Black Canadian Studies Conference (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Guide training" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "Is This John Winslow's Wall? An Update from the Grand-Pré Archaeological Field School" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "The House on Refugee Hill: The Archaeology of a Black Refugee Dwelling at Beechville", The War of 1812 in Atlantic Canada (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Magnetic Susceptibility Mapping with the Geonics EM38B Electromagnetic Susceptibility/Conductivity Meter to Locate and Map Archaeological Sites", Near Surface Geophsyics Group Meeting: Recent Work in Archaeological Geophysics (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Underground Halifax: Stories of Archaeology", Elder Learners (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Introduction to Material Culture", Nova Scotia Community College English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2013)
McNeill J., Fowler Jonathan, Ferguson R., Dunham R., Beanlands S.. "Exploration for Early French and Acadian Building Sites in Eastern North America Using Electromagnetic Susceptibility Instrumentation", Society for American Archaeology Annual Conference (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "A Sense of History", Keynote Address, Nova Scotia Provincial Heritage Fair (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Emerging Technologies: Aerial Photography, Geophysics and 3D Modelling", Annual Archaeology Workshop (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan, McNeill J., Ferguson J., Dunham R., Beanlands S.. "Susceptibility Mapping with the Geonics EM38B Electromagnetic Magnetic Susceptibility/Conductivity Meter to Locate Early French and Acadian Building Sites in the Maritime Provinces", Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Conference (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Research, Education, and Resource Management: Why Nova Scotia Needs Public Archaeology", Sharing the Past: A Symposium on Public Archaeology (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology in the Inquiry-Based Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Discovery", Social Studies Teachers' Association of Nova Scotia Annual Workshop (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "Diaries of the Acadian Deportations, No. 1: Jeremiah Bancroft at Fort Beauséjour and Grand-Pré", Atlantic Book Awards Society and Parks Canada (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "What is Archaeology?" (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Introduction to Archaeological Landscapes", Bader International Study Centre (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology as (Informed) Imagination", The Armbrae Dialogue at Kings (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Acadian Archaeological Landscapes", ACST 6622.2 Material Cultures of Atlantic Canada (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology in The Landscape of Grand-Pré: Challenges and Opportunities", The Landscape of Grand-Pre UNESCO Stewardship Board (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "George Orwell and Animal Farm", Nova Scotia Community College English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology at Grand-Pré", Guide Training (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Battle of Grand-Pré Reconsidered: Historiography, History, and Archaeological Potential", Cobequid Historical Society Battle of Grand-Pre (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Battle of Grand-Pré Reconsidered: Historiography, History, and Archaeological Potential" (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology and the Acadians of Nova Scotia", Social Studies Teachers Association of Nova Scotia Annual Conference (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Magnetic Susceptibility and Ground Conductivity Surveys in Nova Scotia Archaeology: Examples and Opportunities", Nova Scotia Archaeology Society Symposium (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Battle of Grand-Pré Reconsidered: Historiography, History, and Archaeological Potential", Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Thibodeau Village Past and Future", Nova Scotia Archaeology Society (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Discovering the Past Through Archaeology", Saint Mary’s Arts Open House (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "15 Years of Archaeological Investigations in The Landscape of Grand-Pre: What Have We Learned?", Acadian Days (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "Adaptation and Variability in Acadia: New Avenues for Archaeological Investigations", Council for Northeast Historical Archaeology Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology & the Acadians in Nova Scotia", Social Studies Teachers’ Association of Nova Scotia Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Integrating Archaeological Resource Management and Research at Grand-Pré, Nova Scotia", Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Conference (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Battle of Grand-Pré and the Acadian Parish Cemetery: Two Archaeological Puzzles", Saint Mary’s University, FRSC 3802, Cadaver Dogs (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Great War and Propaganda", Nova Scotia Community College, English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Romanization: Looking Again" (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Peoples of Nova Scotia", Nova Scotia Community College, English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Dendroarchaeological Investigations at the Morris Building – Telling Time with Tree Rings", Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Reinterpreting Acadian Grand-Pré: An Archaeological Perspective", SUST 1000 (Introduction in Environment, Sustainability and Society I) at Dalhousie (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "What is Archaeology (and why is it important)?", Saint Mary’s University TESL Centre, Level 6 (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Red Bay: An Introduction to Archaeology", Nova Scotia Community College, English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "Reinterpreting Acadian Grand-Pré: An Archaeological Perspective", SUST 1000: An Introduction to Environment, Sustainability, and Society, College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Colonial Material Culture Notes: Glass", Emily Burton’s undergraduate history class, ‘Alcohol in the Atlantic World’ (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology in the Inquiry-Based Classroom: Creating Opportunities for Discovery", Social Studies Teachers’ Association of Nova Scotia Annual Conference (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan, Erickson Paul. "Archaeology as Inquiry-Based Learning (w/ Dr. Paul Erickson)", Nova Scotia Department of Education Provincial Teachers’ Workshop (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology and (Selective) Memory: A Project Update from Grand-Pré National Historic Site", Canadian Archaeological Association Annual Conference (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Two Archaeologies in 18th century Acadie, Histoire de l’Acadie: New Approaches" (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "What is Archaeology?", Rita Glen’s grade 5 class (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Facial Reconstruction: an Acadian Child from the 18th Century", Nova Scotian Institute of Science (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Diary of Jeremiah Bancroft" (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Archaeologist’s Evangeline and Other Stories: Recent Discoveries at Grand-Pré" (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "From Acadians to Planters in the Grand-Pré Area: An Archaeological Perspective", The Fifth Planter Studies Conference: “The Next Generation” (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan, Jacobson Talva, Peckmann Tanya. "Human Facial Reconstruction at Ste-Famille: Project Update", West Hants Historical Society (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "Canadian Multiculturalism in Historical Context", Nova Scotia Community College, English for Academic Purposes (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeology at Grand-Pré: Season 10", The Fifth Planter Studies Conference: “The Next Generation” (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "Landscapes of Succession: Archaeology and Acadie", SUST 1000: An Introduction to Environment, Sustainability, and Society, College of Sustainability, Dalhousie University (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "John Winslow and the Archaeology of Grand-Pré", Commemoration of the Deportation of the Acadians from Grand-Pré: Historical Re-enactment (Spring - 2009)

Editorial Work

Erickson Paul, Fowler Jonathan. (Ed.) (2012) Underground New Brunswick: Stories of Archaeology. Halifax: Nimbus
Erickson Paul, Fowler Jonathan. (Ed.) (2012) Underground New Brunswick: Stories of Archaeology. Halifax: Nimbus
Erickson Paul, Fowler Jonathan. (Ed.) (2012) Underground New Brunswick: Stories of Archaeology. Halifax: Nimbus

Other Publications

Fowler Jonathan. "2014a Is This John Winslow's Wall? Interrogating a Soil Stain at Grand-Pré National Historic Site"
Archaeology in Nova Scotia 2013 News (Spring - 2015)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Archaeologist's Evangeline: Historical Archaeology in Acadia"
The Oxford Handbook of Historical Archaeology, editors Symonds James and Herva, Vesa-Pekka (Spring - 2015)
Fowler Jonathan. "2015a Saint Mary's University Field School Excavations, May 2014, Grand-Pré National Historic Site" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "2015b Geophysical Survey and Testing at Grand-Pré, HRP A2014NS023" (Spring - 2014)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014g Alderney Ferry Terminal Plaza Resurfacing, HRP A2013NS082" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014d Point Pleasant Civilian Landscape Geophysical Survey, HRP A2013NS100" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014c Halifax Public Gardens Jubilee Fountain Mitigation, HRP A2014NS048" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014e Dartmouth Blockhouse Geophysical Survey, HRP A2013NS101" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014e Dartmouth Blockhouse Geophysical Survey, HRP A2013NS101" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014f Lunenburg Blockhouse Geophysical Survey, HRP A2013NS102" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2014b Beechville Residence 1 Excavations: Final Report, HRP A2013NS081" (Spring - 2013)
Fowler Jonathan. "2013e Saint Mary’s University Field School Excavations, May 2013: Preliminary Report" (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "2013b Beechville Residence I Excavations: Interim Report, HRP A2013NS081" (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "2013 Quadrature-Phase Susceptibility Anomalies Detected with the Geonics EM 38B"
International Society for Archaeological Prospection (ISAP) Newsletter (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "2013d Geophysical Surveys at the Thibodeau Site, Poplar Grove, HRP A2012NS48" (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "2013a Seeing Through Soil with Archaeogeophysics at the Thibodeau Site"
Archaeology in Nova Scotia 2012 News (Spring - 2012)
Fowler Jonathan. "960 Tower Road: Archaeological Resource Impact Assessment, HRP A2012NS043" (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "2012e On Not Meeting Arthur Noble at Grand-Pré"
Archaeology in Nova Scotia: 2011 News (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "2012b Archaeological Reconnaissance at Shubenacadie HRP A2012NS48" (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "2012f Finding Samuel Copp at Grand-Pré"
Archaeology in Nova Scotia: 2011 News (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan, Robichaud A., Laroque C.. "2012 Dendroarchaeological Investigation of the Morris Building, Halifax, Nova Scotia"
Mount Allison Dendrochronology Lab Report 2011-05 (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "2012a Archaeological Reconnaissance at Sunny Point Farms, East Noel HRP A2012NS47" (Spring - 2011)
Fowler Jonathan. "2011c Archaeological Research and Mitigation Report: A2010NS95, Point Pleasant Park – Stabilization of Fortifications (2010)" (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "2011b Archaeological Research and Mitigation Report: A2011NS22, Point Pleasant Park Fort Stabilization" (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "2011a Archaeological Research and Mitigation Report: Heritage Research Permit A2011NS30, The Mentink Property" (Spring - 2010)
Fowler Jonathan. "Preliminary Report: Grand-Pré Archaeological Field School 2010"
Manuscript Report (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "Archaeological Research Report: Heritage Research Permit A2009NS39" (Spring - 2009)
Fowler Jonathan. "The Neutral French of Mi'kma'ki: An Archaeology of Acadian Identities Prior to 1755" (Spring - 2009)

Service: Professional or Disciplinary

President, Nova Scotia Archaeology Society 2015/01 - Present
Board of Directors, Heritage Trust of Nova Scotia 2003/01 - 2004/03
Board of Governors, Armbrae Academy 2002/01 - 2009/03
Board of Directors, Nova Scotia Archaeology Society 1999/01 - 2001/03