2016 - Present
PhD - Information Studies
University of Toronto
2012 - 2014
MA - Anthropology
2009 - 2012
BA - Directed Interdisciplinary Studies, High Honours
2007 - 2009
DEC - Social Sciences
2019 - 2021
SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship. Archaeological data curation as continuous and collaborative practice. Award ID: 752-2019-2233.
2018 - 2022
2016 - 2021
2007 - 2009
Z. Batist, V. Masters, T.C. Torma, N. Ferris, I. Huvila, S. Ross, M. Carter & C. Dallas.
Figurations of Digital Archaeological Practice in Two Mediterranean Fieldwork Projects.
Open Archaeology (Special Issue on Archaeological Practice on Shifting Grounds) 7(1):1731-1755. DOI: 10.1515/opar-2020-0217.
D. Contreras, Z. Batist, C. Zogheib & T. Carter.
Matching Pragmatic Lithic Analysis and Proper Data Architecture: The QuARI R Shiny Database Interface.
Advances in Archaeological Practice 9(4):299-311. DOI: 10.1017/aap.2021.11.
T. Carter, Z. Batist, K. Campeau, Y. Garfinkel & K. Streit.
Investigating Pottery Neolithic Socio-Economic “Regression” in the Southern Levant: Characterising Obsidian Consumption at Sha’ar Hagolan (N. Israel).
Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 15:305-317. DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.08.016.
K.P. Freund & Z. Batist.
Sardinian Obsidian Circulation and Early Maritime Navigation in the Neolithic as Shown through Social Network Analysis.
Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology 9(3):364-380. DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2014.881937.
M. Loignon, W. Miao, L. Hu, A. Bouchard, T.A. Bismar, P.J. Scrivens, K. Mann, M. Basik, P. Fiset, Z. Batist & G. Batist.
Frequent Nrf2 depletion due to Cul3 overexpression in breast cancer is associated with sensitivity to carcinogens, oxidative stress and chemotherapy.
Molecular Cancer Therapeutics 8(8):2432-2440. DOI: 10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-08-1186.
S. Graham, N. Gupta, J. Smith, A. Angourakis, A. Reinhard, L. Richardson, K. Ellenberger, Z. Batist, J. Rivard, B. Marwick, M. Carter, & B. Compton.
The Open Digital Archaeology Textbook Environment.
2020 - 2021
Queryable Artefact Record Interface (QuARI)
2018 - Present
2014 - 2017
The Database of Obsidian Sourcing Studies (DObsiSS)
Documenting the collaborative commitments that support data sharing within archaeological project collectives.
Paper presented at Digital Archaeology Bern 2023. Bern Computational and Digital Archaeology lab, University of Bern. Bern, Switzerland, 1-3 February 2023.
Z. Batist & J. Roe.
Open archaeology: a survey of collaborative software engineering in archaeological research.
Paper presented at the 49th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2021). Limassol, Cyprus (Virtual), 14-18 June 2021.
Untangling and extending the discursive relations mediated by archaeological data through grounded research.
Paper presented at On shifting grounds – the study of archaeological practices in a changing world. COST-Arkwork & the Department of History and Archaeology, University of Crete, October 2019.
Documenting archaeological knowledge construction as socially-embedded information practices.
Paper presented at PhD Research Days 2018. Faculty of Information, University of Toronto, April 2018.
Documenting archaeological knowledge construction as distributed information practices.
Paper presented at the 46th Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Conference (CAA 2018). Tübingen, Germany, March 2018.
Z. Batist & C. Dallas.
A view from the bridge: human- and thing-centred approaches to research practice, disciplinary discourse and local engagement with the archaeological record.
Paper presented at TAG (North America) 2017 - The Medium is the Message: Media and Mediation in Archaeology. Toronto, Ontario, May 2017.
T. Carter, K. Campeau, Z. Batist, Y. Garfinkel, D. Rosenberg, Y. Rowan & K. Streit Social Interaction at Distance Over the Long Term: Obsidian Sourcing from the Southern Levant (9th – 4th millennia cal BC).
Paper presented at the Society for American Archaeology 82nd Annual Meeting. Vancouver, British Columbia, March – April 2017.
Identifying Obsidian Procurement Habits during the Pre-Pottery Neolithic in the Levant using Network Analysis.
Poster presented at the Archaeological Institute of America 118th Annual Meeting. Toronto, Ontario, January 2017.
The Database of Obsidian Sourcing Studies (DObsiSS): Using Git for Collaborative Management of Archaeological Data.
Poster presented at the American Archaeological Institute 116th Annual Meeting. New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2015.
An Examination of Obsidian Circulation Patterns in Terms of Relational and Geographical Distance in Southwest Asia and Anatolia from the Epi-Palaeolithic to Chalcolithic Periods (14000 – 5700 B.P.).
Paper presented at Archaeological Sciences and the Ancient Mediterranean Environment. The Archaeological Centre, University of Toronto, March 2014.
Using Network Analysis to Examine Relative Resource Procurement Strategies in Anatolia and Southwest Asia from the Epipaleolithic to Chalcolithic Periods (14,000 – 5700 BP).
Paper presented at the American Archaeological Institute 115th Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois, January 2014.
K. Freund & Z. Batist.
Tracking the Circulation of Sardinian Obsidian using Network Analysis: Lithic Procurement, Cultural Interaction, and Early Maritime Navigation in the Neolithic.
Paper presented at Networks of maritime connectivity in the ancient Mediterranean: Structure, continuity, and change over the longue durée. The Archaeology Centre, University of Toronto, November 2013.
Using network analysis to examine obsidian assemblage variability in Anatolia and Southwest Asia from the Epi-Palaeolithic to Chalcolithic periods (14000 – 5700 BP).
Paper presented at The Future of Historical Network Research Conference. Historical Network Research, University of Hamburg, September 2013.
Eat, Drink and Be Networked: Feasting and Bronze Age Networks.
Invited panelist at the Colloquium on Digital History and the Transnational History of Nursing. Department of History, Carleton University, March 2012.
Research Travel Grant ($500)
Joseph and Maria Shaw Graduate Student Travel Award ($500)
McMaster University Travel Scholarship for OpenCon 2015 ($2500)
Edith M. Wightman Travel Scholarship ($1000)
Travel Assistance Grant ($500)
Graduate Student Travel Award ($120)
Robert P. Wolff Thesis Prize
McMaster University Travel Scholarship for OpenCon 2014 ($2500, declined)
Dean’s Honour List
Michael Kelway Oliver Scholarship ($2000)
Full Tuition Scholarship (declined)
2017 - 2020
Representing, Documenting, and Accessing the Cultural Record
Information Policy, Regulation and Law
Archaeology and Popular Culture
Introduction to Anthropology: Identity, Race and Power
Introduction to Anthropology: Sex, Food and Death
Using Qualitative Data Analysis Software
Designing and Implementing Relational Databases
2017 - 2021
Coordinator, Archaeological Information Interest Group
2019 - 2020
Graduate Student Union Faculty Representative
2016 - 2019
Tech Fund Committee Member and Coordinator
2013 - 2014
Graduate Student Association Faculty Representative
Second Annual Interdisciplinary Colloquium
2018 - Present
Computer Applications in Archaeology
2020 - Present