Exploring the Institutionalization of Archaeology

A new PhD-led research group examining the historical and contemporary intersections between archaeology, museums and collections.

Speaker events are free and open to all and will take place at 6pm in the Virginia Woolf Building, Room 6.01, King’s College London, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LE

Speaker Programme

17th September 2018

Naomi Daw, PhD Student, University of Sussex

Walk Like An Egyptian: Stereoscopic Photography and British Travel to Egypt


8th October 2018

Alexandra Jones, Curator, V&A Museum

Maqdala 1868: Ethiopian Treasures at the V&A

5th November 2018

Dr Eleanor Dobson, Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature, University of Birmingham

Gothic Histories: Howard Carter and The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amun


3rd December 2018

Nicole Cochrane, PhD Student, University of Hull

Ancient Sculpture and the Narrative of Collecting: Legacy and Identity in Museum Display


28th January 2019

Dr Rebecca Wade, Assistant Curator for Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds

Domenico Brucciani and the Formation of Museums of Classical Archaeology


18th February 2019

Dr Emma Payne, King’s College London

Plaster Casts, Restoration, and the Interpretation of Classical Sculpture


March 2019 (date TBC)

Alice Procter, Independent Tour Guide

Museums and Decolonisation


April 2019 (date TBC)

Dr Amara Thornton, Honorary Research Associate, UCL

Scripting Spadework: Publishing Archaeology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries


We are grateful to the British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) and The Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London for sponsoring our seminar series. For more information please visit our blog:  https://exploringarchaeologyseminar.blogspot.com/


One response to “Exploring the Institutionalization of Archaeology

  1. Reblogged this on The Heritage Girl and commented:
    If you’re able to make the rest of the ‘Exploring the Institutionalisation of Archaeology’ seminar series, please do. There are some really fascinating talks lined up, and I’m glad to have been involved in it.

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