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 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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Jacobsthal’s Dissertation

by Francesca Anthony Over the last few weeks of volunteering in the Institute of Archaeology’s Archive, I have been attempting to sort the 1908 dissertation of the scholar Paul Jacobsthal. Jacobsthal came to Oxford in the mid 1930s after the … Continue reading

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News from a volunteer

  Several years ago, when we were just beginning work on the archives at the Institute of Archaeology, we were lucky enough to have the volunteer help of Marissa Kings. Marissa was invaluable, working tirelessly to put some of the … Continue reading

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