SOAS University of London

Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Professor Trevor H J Marchand

BSc (Arch) BArch (McGill) PhD (London)
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Trevor Marchand
Department of Anthropology and Sociology

Emeritus Professor

Professor Trevor H J Marchand
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Prof Trevor Marchand's Inaugural Lecture: The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work: an Anthropology of Craft and Craftspeople

I am an Emeritus Professor of Social Anthropology, independent researcher and consultant, and Action Learning facilitator. My subject expertise is in space, place and architecture; craft knowledge, skill learning and apprenticeship; and embodied cognition communication.

Zaure Entrance
A decorated zaure entrance to an extended-family compound in Zaria, Nigeria. Photo THJ Marchand 1992.

After completing studies in architecture (McGill 1992), I received an Award from the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) to conduct independent field research with mud masons in the Hausa Emirate of Zaria, Northern Nigeria. The 18-month project examined traditional building practices, craft skills and apprenticeship training – topics that have remained central to my work as an anthropologist.

New minaret
Masons laying courses of brickwork at the top of a new minaret in Sana’a, Yemen. Photo THJ Marchand 1996.

My PhD in social anthropology (SOAS 1999) was grounded in ethnographic and historical data collected during a 13-month apprenticeship with minaret builders in the South Arabian city of Sana'a. That study resulted in a first monograph, Minaret Building & Apprenticeship in Yemen (2001). With the start of Yemen’s Civil War in 2015, and with funding from the MBI Al Jaber Foundation, I curated an exhibition on the country’s extraordinary architectural heritage, titled Buildings that Fill My Eye. Accompanied by a new edited volume and an educational programme, the exhibition opened at the Brunei Gallery in London (2017) and subsequently travelled to the Museum of Oriental Art in Turin (2017) and the Pergamon Museum in Berlin (2018, attracting an estimated 250,000 visitors).

Masons building a house
Mason and apprentice building a house in Djenné, Mali. Photo THJ Marchand 2002.

In 2001 I resumed fieldwork in West Africa, this time labouring and apprenticing with a team of mud-brick masons in Djenné, Mali. The study was supported by the British Academy, and resulted in a second monograph, The Masons of Djenné (2009). The book was recipient of the Elliot P. Skinner Award (Association for Africanist Anthropology), Melville J. Herskovits Award (African Studies Association), and Amaury Talbot Prize for African Anthropology (Royal Anthropological Institute).

Further research with Djenné masons generated a special issue of the IAI journal Africa, titled Knowledge in Practice (2009, co-edited with Kai Kresse); a first documentary film, The Future of Mud: a tale of houses and lives in Djenné (2007, co-produced with Susan Vogel and Samuel Sidibé); and a major exhibition at the Royal Institute of British Architects titled Djenné: African City of Mud, accompanied by a public lecture series (2010). More recent studies with the mud masons resulted in a second documentary film, Masons of Djenné (2013), and a long-running exhibition at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, Mud Masons of Mali (2013 to present, co-curated with Mary Jo Arnoldi). The film (in four parts) can be viewed here: [Part One], [Part Two], [Part Three], [Part Four].

In 2005 I was awarded a 3-year ESRC Fellowship (RES 000-27-0159) to study craft knowledge and vocational training among fine woodwork trainees in England. I again employed an apprentice-style method to investigate skill learning and practice and to document social relations, professional aspirations, and the economic challenges to succeeding as an independent furniture maker in the UK. Fieldwork was carried out over a 2-year period at the Building Crafts College in Stratford, East London, earning me a City & Guilds Diploma in fine woodwork. The project yielded a detailed ethnography of training and craftwork (The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work, forthcoming), and numerous publications that include comparative analyses with craftspeople in Arabia and Africa. The study also allowed me to advance a theory of embodied cognition and communication grounded in Dynamic Syntax theory and cutting-edge research in the neurosciences. I organised a lecture series and a workshop on ‘learning and knowledge’ that resulted in a special issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, titled Making Knowledge (2010).

Woodwork Workshop
The fine woodwork workshop at the Building Crafts College, London. Photo THJ Marchand 2006.

In 2013 I took up a one-year British Academy mid-Career Fellowship to further my studies with woodworkers. This time I focussed on the complex and evolving relationship between the human brain, hands and tools; and, relatedly, on bench-based problem-solving with tools and materials, and in the flow of practice. Included in the outputs is the edited volume Craftwork as Problem Solving (2016) and the documentary film The Intelligent Hand (2015), which is featured on the RSA Inequality in Education Network website and can be viewed here

My ongoing research with craftspeople ultimately aims to expand popular definitions of ‘knowledge’ and promote greater appreciation for skilled work. In 2014, I was awarded the Rivers Memorial Medal by the Royal Anthropological Institute for my contribution to the discipline; and elected to the College of Lecturers of the Association for Preservation Technology International (APTi).

Andrew Omoding
Artist-craftsman Andrew Omoding. Photo THJ Marchand 2015.

I left my post at SOAS in 2015 in order to dedicate more time and resources to research, writing and creative work. Recent research included fieldwork with Ugandan-British artist Andrew Omoding, documenting his creative processes and problem-solving strategies. The results were featured in an exhibition, Radical Craft, which toured the UK for 20 months in 2016-17, as well as in numerous publications and my film The Art of Andrew Omoding (2016), which can be viewed here. Research with artists and dancers has taken me into the field of embodied mathematizing.

Included among the many committee positions and administrative posts I have held, I served as Publications Officer and Film Officer for the Association of Social Anthropologists; was a long-time Trustee of the Firth / Radcliffe-Brown Fund; an Arnold Rubin Book Award jury member; and a Council member of the Royal Anthropological Institute, as well as a member of the RAI Publications and Research Committees. I was the Anthropology Research Tutor at SOAS for 5 years and supervised 18 PhD students to completion.

I am currently a Trustee of the Paul Oliver Vernacular Architecture Library (POVAL) at Oxford Brookes University; an advisor for the British Museum’s Endangered Material Knowledge Programme (EMKP); an Honorary Member of the European Federation for Architectural Heritage Skills (FEMP); Lecturer for the Archaeological Institute of America tours; and a Consultant for ICOMOS on the recovery and reconstruction of (world) heritage. I am also introducing Action Learning methods in the anthropology of work and business.

A podcast of Trevor Marchand’s interview for Social Science Bites.

Trevor Marchand presents on craftwork in the documentary film, The Future is Handmade

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Professor Trevor H J Marchand - Craft Knowledge, Learning and Apprenticeship


 Previous PhD Students

  • Diana Ibanez Tirado, Subjectivity, Temporality and Everyday Life in Kulob, Tajikistan
  • Anna Portisch, Kazakh Craftswomen and their Textiles
  • Patrick Meier, Urban Space and Identity Construction in Aleppo, Syria
  • Deborah Whelan, The Trading Store in South Africa
  • Philomeena Keet, Cos-Play and Youth Identity in Tokyo, Japan (with D. Martinez)
  • Leila Zaki Chakravarti, Gender and Factory Workers in Cairo, Egypt (with D. Kandiyoti)
  • Cleo Cantone, Women’s Space in the Senegalese Mosque (Art & Archaeology, with G. King)
  • Takis Geros, Christianity and Community in Damascus, Syria (with D. Martinez)
  • Kris Chapman, Participation & Performance in Japanese Martial Arts
  • Elena Moreddu, Sacred Space in Sardinia (Studies of Religion, with C. Zene)
  • Keiko Miura, Heritage & Conservation in Angkor, Cambodia (with A. Turton)
  • Alison Brody, Gender and Ethnicity in Thailand (with A. Turton)
  • Niamh Collard (*completed 2016, Bloomsbury Scholarship): Apprenticeship & work among
    Ghanaian weavers in Agotime
  • Jamila Dorner (*completed 2016, Haimendorf Scholarship): Transmission of bodily knowledge in
    South Indian dance
  • Cristiana Strava (*completed 2016, ESRC Scholarship): Urban space & meaning-making in a
    working-class neighbourhood of Casa Blanca
  • Gunvor Jonnson: (*completed 2015, SOAS Doctoral Bursary): Mobility & identity of female
    Malian traders in Senegal
  • Robert Simpkins (*submitted 2017, MEXT scholarships): Street musicians in Tokyo
  • Karin Ahlberg (*completed 2016, SOAS Doctoral Bursary): Othering: tourists, merchants &
    journalists in Cairo

I have taught a number of core courses in anthropological theory, two regional culture and society courses (Near & Middle East and West Africa), and I have developed specialised courses in Anthropology of Urban Space, Place & Architecture; Anthropology & Linguistics; Anthropology of Gender, Sexuality & the Body; and Media Production Skills.

The course on urban space, place and architecture is an outgrowth of several key research interests. It introduces various approaches to studying space and the built environment, and engages critically with the historic, social, and cultural constructions of these concepts. The principal aim is to challenge notions of ‘space’ as a reified entity that is conceptualised and inhabited in a universal manner, and to cultivate a more complex understanding of the processes by which humans manipulate, produce, and reproduce space and buildings – as the most visually significant manifestation of any material culture.

Before my departure from SOAS, I created a new course, Crafting the World, which introduces students to the study of skill and learning.

I was Undergraduate Tutor for anthropology (2002-2005) and Research Tutor (2008-20012 and 2014-2015). As convenor of the MPhil Research Training Seminar, I employed Action Learning principles and methods, which I continue to use in the supervision of my PhD students and in mentoring postdoctoral students and junior research associates.


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  • Mali
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Authored Books

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2021) The Pursuit of Pleasurable Work: Craftwork in Twenty-First Century England. New York: Berghahn.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2009) The Masons of Djenné. Bloomington Indiana: Indiana University Press.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2001) Minaret Building and Apprenticeship in Yemen. Richmond: Curzon.


Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2020) 'Boat-building, Experimental Archaeology and the Indispensability of Hands-on Know-how'. Metalla: Journal of Science & Technology, special issue 10, (10), pp 43-52.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2019) 'Dwelling in Craftwork: The Art of Andrew Omoding'. Journal for European Ethnology and Cultural Analysis (JEECA), Special Issue 1: Ways of Dwelling, (1), pp 46-72.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2018) 'Toward an Anthropology of Mathematizing'. Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, special issue 'From science to art and back again: the anthropology of Tim Ingold', (43) 3-4, pp 295-316.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Omoding, Andrew (2018) 'Ducks and Daughters: story-making with Andrew Omoding'. Art + Reading: a journal of reading and making, (1) 1, pp 45-50.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) 'Yemen's Architectural Heritage Under Threat'. British-Yemeni Society Journal, (25), pp 26-34.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Action Learning in Postgraduate Research Training'. Action Learning: Research and Practice, (14) 1, pp 83-95.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'The Art of Mud Building in Djenne, Mali'. Room One Thousand: Architectural Expertise, UC Berkeley Environmental Design, (4), pp 45-54.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Craftwork and Education: 'The Intelligent Hand' at the Fab Lab'. Inequality in Education: The Tide - A journal.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'JDY Peel (1941-2015), Obituary'. RAI Archives & Manuscripts.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) ''It's in Our Blood': Mali's griots and musical enskilment'. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, (85) 2, pp 356-364.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'The Djenné Mosque: World Heritage and Social Renewal in a West African Town'. APT Bulletin, Journal of Preservation Technology, (46) 2-3, pp 4-15.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'A Diary of Filmmaking with Djenné Masons: From “Studies of” toward “Studies with”'. Visual Anthropology, (28) 4, pp 308-323.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2014) 'Workshop 1: Craftwork as Problem-Solving'. Making Futures Journal, (3), pp 1-4.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2013) 'For the Love of Masonry: Djenne craftsmen in turbulent times'. Journal of African Cultural Studies, (26) 2, pp 155-172.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2010) 'Embodied Cognition and Communication: studies with British fine woodworkers'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (16) s1, pp 100-120.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2010) 'Preface and Introduction: Making Knowledge'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (16) s1, pp iii-v, 1-21.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2009) 'Negotiating License and Limits: expertise and innovation in Djenne's building trade'. Africa, (79) 1, pp 71-91.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Kresse, Kai (2009) 'Introduction: Knowledge in Practice'. Africa: Journal of the International African Institute, (79) 1, pp 1-16.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2008) 'Muscles, Morals and Mind: craft apprenticeship and the formation of person'. British Journal of Educational Studies, (56) 3, pp 245-271.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2007) 'Vocational Migrants and a Tradition of Longing'. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, (19) 1, pp 23-40.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2007) 'Fortifying Futures on Blessed Foundations: masons, secrets and guarantees in Djenné'. Mande Studies, (7), pp 89-98.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2006) 'Le rôle des maçons et de l'apprentissage dans la pérennité de l'architecture vernaculaire de Djenné'. Djenné Patrimoine Informations, (21), pp 14-16.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2005) 'Démêler le mystère de l’expertise des maçons'. Djenné Patrimoine Informations, (19), pp 8-12.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2003) 'Bozo-Dogon Bantering: Policing Access to Djenne's Building Trade with Jests and Spells'. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, (14) 2, pp 47-63.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'In the Shadow of a Master'. The British Yemeni Society Journal, (10), pp 8-15.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'Moulding Minaret Makers in Sana'a'. Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies, (7), pp 18-19.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'Defining 'Tradition' in the Context of Yemen's Building Trade'. Al-Masar Journal, (3) 1, pp 3-25.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'Bozo-Dogon Bantering: Policing Access to Djenne's Building Trade with Jests and Spells'. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, (145), pp 23-47.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2000) 'The Lore of the Master Builder: working with local materials and local knowledge in Sana'a, Yemen'. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Working Paper Series, (137), pp 1-17.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2000) 'Reconsidering the role of the Mosque Minaret in Sana'a'. Proceedings of the seminar for Arabian Studies, (29), pp 95-102.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (1999) 'Building Traditional Minarets in Sana'a, Yemen'. Proceedings of the Symposium on Mosque Architecture 1999, (4), pp 127-139.

Edited Books or Journals

Marchand, Trevor H.J., (ed.), (2017) Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye. London: Gingko Library. (Gingko Library Art Series).

Marchand, Trevor H.J., (ed.), (2016) Craftwork as Problem Solving: ethnographic studies of design and making. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate. (Anthropological Studies of Creativity and Perception).

Fardon, Richard and Harris, Olivia and Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Nuttall, Mark and Shore, Cris and Wilson, Richard A., (eds.), (2012) Handbook of Social Anthropology. London: Sage.

Marchand, Trevor H.J., (ed.), (2010) Making Knowledge: explorations of the indissoluble relation between mind, body and environment. Special Issue of the Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute. Oxford: Wiley.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Kresse, Kai, (eds.), (2009) Knowledge in Practice: expertise and the transmission of knowledge. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press. (Africa: Special Issue).

Book Chapters

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2019) 'Craftwork: Re-making Pasts and Shaping Futures, Keynote Lecture for International Art Craft Space Congress, Selçuk University, 2018'. In: Karakul, Özlem and Dalkiran, Ahmet, (eds.), Revitalizing Art Craft Space Relations: Proceedings Book. Kitapmatik, pp 1-9.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2018) 'Built Environment'. In: Callan, Hilary, (ed.), The Wiley Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, pp 695-701.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2018) 'Embodied Learning'. In: Callan, Hilary, (ed.), The Wiley Blackwell International Encyclopedia of Anthropology. Oxford: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., pp 1782-1792.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) 'Buildings That Fill My Eye: An introduction to the architectural heritage of Yemen'. In: Marchand, Trevor H. J., (ed.), Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye. London: Gingko Library, pp 11-27.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) 'The Minarets of Sanaa'. In: Marchand, Trevor H.J., (ed.), Architectural Heritage of Yemen: Buildings that Fill my Eye. London: Gingko Library, pp 119-127.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Explorations in Creativity with Andrew Omoding: artist, maker and raconteur'. Radical Craft: alternative ways of making. Birmingham: Craftspace, pp 48-59.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Introduction: Craftwork as Problem Solving'. In: Marchand, Trevor H.J., (ed.), Craftwork as Problem Solving: Ethnographic Studies of Design and Making. Abingdon: Routledge, pp 1-29.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'Trevor Marchand On Craft'. In: Edmonds, David and Warburton, Nigel, (eds.), Big Ideas in Social Science. London: Sage, pp 118-127.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'Managing Pleasurable Pursuits: Utopic Horizons and the Arts of Ignoring and ‘Not Knowing’ among Fine Woodworkers'. In: Dilley, Roy and Kirsch, Thomas, (eds.), Regimes of Ignorance: anthropological perspectives on the Production and Reproduction of Non-Knowledge. Oxford: Berghahn, pp 70-90.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'Place-Making in the "Holy of Holies": the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Jerusalem'. In: Mitchell, Jon and Bull, Michael, (eds.), Ritual, Performance and the Senses. London: Bloomsbury Academic, pp 63-84.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2014) 'Skill and Aging: Perspectives from Three Generations of English Woodworkers'. In: Hallam, Elizabeth and Ingold, Tim, (eds.), Making and Growing: Anthropological Studies of Organisms and Artefacts. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate, pp 183-202.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2013) 'The Djenné Mosque: world heritage and social renewal in a West African town'. In: Verkaaik, Oskar, (ed.), Religious Architecture: anthropological perspectives. Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press, pp 117-148.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2012) ''Anthropologies to Come'. Part 4 introduction'. In: Fardon, Richard and Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Nuttall, Mark and Shore, Cris and Strang, Veronica and Wilson, Chris, (eds.), Handbook of Social Anthropology. London: Sage, pp 225-228.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2012) 'Knowledge in Hand: explorations of brain, hand and tool'. In: Fardon, Richard and Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Nuttall, Mark and Shore, Cris and Strang, Veronica and Wilson, Chris, (eds.), Handbook of Social Anthropology. London: Sage, pp 260-269.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2011) 'Negotiating Tradition in Practice: mud masons and meaning-making in contemporary Djenne'. In: Teutonico, Jeanne Marie, (ed.), Terra 2008 : proceedings of the 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Bamako, Mali, February 1-5, 2008. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute and Trust Publications.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2010) 'Embodied Cognition, Communication and the Making of Place and Identity: Reflections on Fieldwork with Masons'. In: Rapport, Nigel, (ed.), Human Nature as Capacity. Oxford: Berghahn.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2007) 'Crafting Knowledge: the role of 'parsing and production' in the communication of skill-based knowledge among masons'. In: Harris, Mark, (ed.), Ways of Knowing. Oxford: Berghahn, pp 173-193.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2006) 'Endorsing Indigenous Knowledge: the Role of Masons and Apprenticeship in Sustaining Vernacular Architecture - the Case of Djenne'. In: Asquith, L. and Vellinga, M., (eds.), Vernacular Architecture in the Twenty-First Century. Theory, Education and Practice. London: Taylor & Francis, pp 46-62.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Joffroy, T. (2003) 'Sensuous Mud / Sensuele Aarde (English and Flemish)'. Les Maitres de la Terre. Belgium: Cultuur Centrum Brugge, pp 19-23, 43.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2003) 'A possible explanation for the lack of explanation; or 'Why the Master Builder can't explain what he knows': Introducing the Informational Atomism against a 'definitional' definition of concepts'. In: Pottier, Johan and Bicker, Alan and Sillitoe, Paul, (eds.), Negotiating Local knowledge: Power and Identity in Development. London: Pluto Press, pp 30-50.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2003) 'Rang Professionnel Laborieusement Acquis: devenir maitre macon a Djenne'. In: Bedaux, R. and Diaby, B. and Maas, Pierre, (eds.), L'architecture de Djenné, Mali : la pérennité d'un patrimoine mondial. Gent: Snoeck, pp 29-43.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2003) 'Process over Product: Case Studies of Traditional Building Practices in Djenne, Mali and San'a', Yemen'. In: Teutonico, Jeanne Marie and Matero, Frank, (eds.), Managing Change: Sustainable Approaches to the Conservation of the Built Environment. Los Angeles: The Getty Conservation Institute, pp 137-159.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2000) 'Walling Old Sana'a: Re-evaluating the resurrection of the city walls'. Terra 2000: 8th International Conference on the study and conservation of earthen architecture. London: James & James Science Publishers Ltd, pp 46-51.

Monographs and Working Papers

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Aslan, Zaki and de Marco, Luisa and Hadzimuhamedovic, Amra and Kono, Toshiyuki and Lavenir, Marie-Laure (2021) ICOMOS-ICCROM Analysis of Case Studies in Recovery and Reconstruction, 3 volumes. Sharjah and Paris: ICCROM (Regional Office Sharjah) and ICOMOS.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Kono, Toshiyuki and Lavenir, Marie-Laure and Kealy, Loughlin and de Marco, Luisa (2018) ICOMOS Global Case Study Project on Recovery and Reconstruction: Matrix for the Compilation of Case Studies. Paris: ICOMOS.

Book Reviews

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2019) 'Review Essay: "Building a World Heritage City - Sanaa, Yemen" by Michele Lamprakos'. British Foundation for the Study of Arabia (BFSA) Bulletin 24, pp 50-53.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2019) '"Material is the Mother of Innovation": Review Essay of An Archaeology of Skill: Metalworking skill and material specialization in Early Bronze Age Central Europe, by Maikel H.G. Kuijpers, 2018.'. Cambridge Archaeological Journal.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Review of: "African Children at Work" edited by Gerhard Spittler and Michael Bourdillon'. Zeitschrift für Ethnologie, (141) 1.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2012) 'Learning, Education and Apprenticeship. [Review of] "Apprenticeship in Critical Ethnographic Practice" by Jean Lave'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (18) 1, pp 209-210.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2012) 'Review of "Indispensable Eyesores: an anthropology of undesired buildings", by Mélanie van der Hoorn'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (18) 2, pp 471-472.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2011) 'Review of "The Art of Livelihood: creating expressive agri-culture in rural Mali" by Stephen Wooten'. African Arts, (44) 1, pp 90-91.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2011) 'Review of "Dans la cite des marabouts" by Geert Mommersteeg'. Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute, (81) 3, pp 503-505.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2008) 'Modernity's Artisanal Roots. [Review of] The Body of the Artisan: Art and Experience in the Scientific Revolution by Pamela Smith'. The Senses and Society Journal, (3) 1, pp 91-96.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2008) 'Review of "Hausa Urban Art and Its Social Background: External House Decorations in a Northern Nigerian City" by Friedrich W. Schwerdtfeger'. Africa: Journal of the International Africa Institute, (78) 3, pp 469-470.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2006) 'Review of "Landlords and Lodgers: socio-spatial organisation in an Accra community" by D. Pellow'. Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments, (17) 2.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2004) 'Review of The Archaeology of Islam in Sub-Saharan Africa'. Antiquity, (78) 301, pp 738-740.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'Review of "Tradition and Society in Turkmenistan" [by C. Blackwell]'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (65) 3, pp 592-594.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2002) 'Review of "Imagined Masculinities: male identity and culture in the modern Middle East" edited by M. Ghoussoub and E, Sinclair-Webb'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (65) 1, pp 183-185.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2000) 'Review of "House Life: space, place and family in Europe" edited by Birdwell-Pheasant & Lawrence-Zuniga'. Journal of the Royal Anthropological Institute, (6) 3, pp 565-566.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2000) 'Review of "How We Think They Think" [by M. Bloch]'. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies, (63) 2, pp 325-326.


Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Ute, Franke (2018) 'Mit Augenmaß. Meisterwerke der Architektur im Jemen, at the Pergamon Museum, Berlin, 13 July - 14 October 2018'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) 'Dalla Terra al Cielo: un viaggio nell'architettura dello Yemen, at the Museo d'Arte Orientale (MAO), Turin, Italy, 10 October - 26 November 2017'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) 'Buildings That Fill My Eye: Architectural Heritage of Yemen, at the Brunei Gallery, SOAS, 13 July - 23 September 2017.'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'Radical Craft: Alternative Ways of Making'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Arnoldi, Mary Jo (2013) 'Mud Masons of Mali, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History, in the African Voices Hall Focus Gallery'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2010) 'Djenne: African City of Mud, RIBA Exhibition, March 3 - May 29 2010'.


Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Brewin, Kester and Severs, Jon (2019) 'TES Podagogy Podcast: Why We Need More Hands-on Learning in Schools'.


Kuijpers, Maikel and Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Sennett, Richard and Adamson, Glenn (2019) ''The Future is Handmade'. A MINI-DOCUMENTARY presented by The Craftsmanship Initiative in collaboration with The Centre for Global Heritage and Development.'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2016) 'The Art of Andrew Omoding'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2015) 'The Intelligent Hand, (21 minute documentary film)'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Arnoldi, Mary Jo and Durgerian, Pete (2013) 'Masons of Djenné, (22 minute documentary film)'.

Marchand, Trevor H.J. and Vogel, Susan and Sidibe, Samuel (2007) 'Future of Mud: a tale of houses and lives in Djenné (58-minute documentary film)'.

Opinion Pieces / Media / Blogs

Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2021) "Craftwork is not the Easy Option": interview with Trevor H.J. Marchand.

Oppenheimer, Todd and Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2019) 'The Intelligent Hand': Interview with Trevor Marchand.


Marchand, Trevor H.J. (2017) '"Buildings that Fill my Eye": an exhibition of architectural heritage in Yemen' The Yemen Times.


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