History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
An Introduction to the Central Archive at the British Museum
Francesca Hillier (Archivist, The British Museum)
22 February 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Francesca will discuss the Museum's Central Archive, housing important documents relating to the Museum's history and the history of its collections.
From Sackville Street to the Valley of the Kings: the art of Harold Jones
23 Sep 2017 - 8 Jan 2018
10 am-4pm Mon-Sat
Artist Harold Jones spent years recording artwork on ancient Egyptian sites in the early 20th century. This show displays some of his artwork from his time in Egypt, alongside associated family archive material.
Codebreakers and Groundbreakers
24 October 2017-4 February 2018
10-5 Tue-Sat; 12-5 Sun
A free exhibition highlighting the story of wartime codebreakers in Bletchley Park alongside the work of archaeological codebreakers and groundbreakers deciphering Linear B, an ancient writing system, the earliest in Europe, discovered during archaeological excavations in the early 20th century.
Screening Verulamium: Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s
22 November 2017, 6pm - 7 pm
Room 609, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Amara Thornton and Caitlin O'Grady (UCL Institute of Archaeology) will introduce a screening of two short Institute of Archaeology films from the 1950s showing excavation and conservation at the site of the Roman city of Verulamium (St Albans, Hertfordshire).
What does it mean to be human? Curating Heads
2 Oct 2017 - 28 February 2018
9am - 7pm daily
University College London
A free exhibition about the ethics and implications of human remains. Featuring the work of archaeologist Flinders Petrie, and a discussion of his request to leave his head to science. Further details here.
The Discovery of Roman London
11 September 2017-5 January 2018
Library opening hours listed here.
An exhibition charting the history of Roman archaeology in London, and the sites and artefacts relating to Roman London. It highlights the pioneering work of London antiquary Charles Roach-Smith, and illuminates the history of the Museum of London's predecessor, the Guildhall Museum. Further information and a list of associated events can be found here.
Petrie Film Club presents: Letters from Baghdad
20th Sep 2017 19:00-21:30
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology
0207 679 4138
Amara Thornton introduces the documentary Letters from Baghdad, starring Tilda Swinton as the voice of Gertrude Bell as part of the Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One. The event is free and booking information can be found here
Aurel Stein Photographs
Royal Asiatic Society
14 Stephenson Way
A small display in the Reading Room of the Royal Asiatic Society features a selection of archaeologist and explorer Aurel Stein's photographs. Hungarian-born Stein undertook extensive expeditions to Central Asia and China in the early 20th century, and the photographs on display are a selection from over 800 Stein images in the Society's archive. Read more about the display here.