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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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A College Responds to the Spanish ‘Flu Outbreak of 1918-19

Archaeologists – at least the ones in our archives – had a knack for using whatever came to hand for their own purposes. This often leads to the preservation of surprising nuggets of social history wedged in between the archaeological research, … Continue reading

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Looking Deeply to Date the Past

Although the HEIR Project archive now has more than 15,000 images, only a tiny fraction of this number arrived with specific dates in their caption. When we come across a picture with a caption such as this one of Oxford, … Continue reading

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The First World War: a postcard with news of Déchelette’s death

In the Institute’s archive there is an old album of postcards collected by Francis Haverfield (1860-1919). We were looking through it when we came across this poignant postcard from Salomon Reinach. Reinach confirms the news that the great archaeologist Joseph Déchelette … Continue reading

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Book launch party!

Celtic Art in Europe:Making Connections. Essays in honour of Vincent Megaw on his 80th Birthday (edited by C. Gosden, S. Crawford and K. Ulmschneider) http://www.oxbowbooks.com/oxbow/celtic-art-in-europe.html Above: some of the contributors with the birthday boy at Friday’s party. Thanks to all the … Continue reading

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