Category Archives: Archives Progress

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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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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What’s happening in the archive?

Well, it’s been busy round here. The new rolling stacks have made a big difference to life in the archive. At last the archives are beginning to be more accessible. Thank you, School of Archaeology! Before the stacks went in, … Continue reading

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Repurposing the lantern slide way

One of our volunteers spotted this in one of the Institute’s lantern slide boxes and called it to our attention: What was it that attracted his interest? Was it the little round label ‘6054’ which indicated that the slide had … Continue reading

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The Sanger Shepherd Process

We’re making a start on cleaning, digitizing and recording a beautiful cabinet of lantern slides which used to form part of the Ashmolean Lantern Slide Lending Library. It’s a big job, and one we couldn’t do without the help of our … Continue reading

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