Author Archives: Archaeology Archives Administrator

About Archaeology Archives Administrator

Researchers in the archives of the Institute of Archaeology, University of Oxford. Home of the Historic Environment Image Resource. Passionate about old photographs and fresh biscuits.

The Relevance of the Past – Doris Chapman’s Facial Reconstructions in the 1930s.

We were delighted to welcome Cherwell School student Jack Evans on a sixth-form work placement here in the archives. One of his assignments was to catalogue a box from the Stuart Piggott archive. Here are his thoughts on what he … Continue reading

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Schliemann’s ‘Troja’: from Ohio to Oxford

Books are a vehicle for transmitting information through the written word, but they are also objects, things, material culture. Like other objects, they are created, have ‘lives’, and will, eventually, ‘die’. They can be bought and sold, possessed, hidden, cached, … Continue reading

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The Jacquetta Hawkes Collection, Portugal, 1949.

Remember this box discovered during recent building works? Today’s posting comes from undergraduate Dalva Gerberon, who has been investigating. Over to you, Dalva… I undertook the study of the Jacquetta Hawkes collection for the Archives of the Oxford Institute of Archaeology in … Continue reading

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Photographing Old Books

When The Pitt Rivers Museum acquired “Our Ancient Monuments” written by the man (Augustus Henry Lane Fox Pitt-Rivers) himself, the School of Archaeology’s Ian Cartwright photographed the book for them to add to their ‘Documenting Pitt-Rivers‘ project. Want to see how … Continue reading

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New Book! ‘Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University 1930-1945’

We’re delighted that our edited volume Ark of Civilization: Refugee Scholars and Oxford University 1930-1945 which took up much of our time and energy last year is now OUT. When we started researching the Jacobsthal archive at the Institute of Archaeology, we had … Continue reading

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