History of Archaeology related Activities in britain (And Beyond).
'I took a man over, & began to dig': Catherine Downes' excavation of Roman Warminster, 1786
Madeleine Pelling (York)
19 February 2020
6-7 pm, UCL Institute of Archaeology Room 209
Exploring the history of this 18th century #trowelblazer's excavations which uncovered a Roman mosaic, and revealing the history of women in archaeology at this time.
Eighty Years (and More) of Sutton Hoo
Room 2, The British Museum
A small exhibition on the 80th anniversary of Sutton Hoo excavations, undertaken on behalf of Mrs Edith Pretty in 1939. Features archives from the original excavation team alongside excavated artefacts.
More information via curator Sue Brunning's blog post.
Hidden in the Archive: Collectors, Curators and Cataloguers
until 10 September 2019
Open 9-4.30 Tues-Thurs
Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology
University of Reading
An exhibition featuring the stories of ten women who in collecting, curating and cataloguing helped shape the archaeological collections at the University of Reading. Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bvD8p4n8t10&feature=youtu.be
More information: https://research.reading.ac.uk/curiosi/collcurcat/
Disruptors & Innovators: Journeys in gender equality at UCL
until February 2019
Daily, 9am - 7pm
Octagon Gallery, University College London
An exhibition highlighting key women at UCL in the 19th and 20th centuries and their activities, including suffrage and Egyptology.
Admission free. Further details here.
In the footsteps of maverick Orientalists: Exploring the Royal Asiatic Society Archive
13 March 2018, 6-7pm
Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Nancy Charley (RAS archivist) and Ed Weech (RAS Librarian) discuss key British Orientalists: Thomas Manning (1772-1840); Sir Richard Burton (1821-1890) and Lady Isabel Burton (1831-1896); and Oscar Eckenstein (1859-1921).
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
Discovering archaeology sources at UCL
6 June 2017, 6-7 pm
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 612
Colin Penman & Robert Winckworth (UCL Records, Archives and Special Collections)
An overview of the array of material in UCL's archives relating to the history of archaeology - from university administrative records and historic student lists to personal correspondence of archaeologists.
Different Perspectives: Archaeology and the Middle East in World War One
1-5 pm Tues-Sat, 16 May – 30 September 2017
Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL
A display based on the research done by the volunteers working on this HLF funded project.
Further details here.
Letters from Baghdad
UK Cinema Release from 21 April 2017
Letters from Baghdad (2016) is a documentary about Gertrude Bell and her work as an archaeologist, writer, traveller, diplomat and political mover-and-shaker in Iraq. It premiered at the London Film Festival in October. Actor Tilda Swinton is the voice of Gertrude Bell, with dialogue from her letters and diaries. The documentary uses a wide range of vintage film footage showing Britain and the Middle East from the early 20th century.
Letters from Baghdad is directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
Wednesday 15 February 2017, 6-8pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL.
This talk will re-enact some of the lectures Petrie gave during the First World War. You are invited to come dressed up, join in the war effort, and knit some socks for our boys.
Tickets cost £5, incl. a glass of wine.
Other evening talks are being held on the following dates:
Wednesday 22 February 2017, Objects of desire.
Egyptologist John J Johnston and a panel of guests will delve into the Petrie Collections to find their objects of desire as part of LGBTQ History Month.
Wednesday 8 March 2017, Awesome Archaeologists - Women in Archaeology.
Celebrate the trail blazing women of archaeology and join the panel to look at the who's who of women in archaeology both past and present.
Wednesday 22 March 2017, Exporting Egypt exhibition: ideas slam.
Alice Stevenson invites you to judge the Petrie Museum’s Ideas Slam. Two Egyptologists will present their theories on the origins and purposes of objects in the collection. You will become the jury as you decide which theory you prefer. Be prepared to join in the debate and share your ideas.
Further details HERE.
20 May - 4 June 2017
Grosvenor Museum, Chester
Until 7 April 2017
University Women's Club
(Visits by appointment)
1-28 February 2017
Geological Society, Burlington House
Raising Horizons is a collaboration between photographer Leonora Saunders and Trowelblazers. The exhibition features photographs of 14 scholars-of-today portraying 14 scholars-of-yesterday - all women active in archaeology, geology and palaeontology.
The exhibition website is: www.raisinghorizons.co.uk
For more information see the project crowdfunding Indigogo page.
The exhibition has also been profiled in the Evening Standard.
12 January 2017 at 4 pm
BP Education Theatre, Clore Education Centre, The British Museum
John Macdermot (Palestine Exploration Fund) examines archaeologist Olga Tufnell's life and work, drawing on his research into her archive, now held at the Palestine Exploration Fund.
A joint Palestine Exploration Fund/Council for British Research in the Levant lecture in collaboration with the British Museum's Department of the Middle East. Tickets are free, but booking is essential. Further details HERE.
Adela Breton: Ancient Mexico in Colour
Tues-Sun 10am -5 pm until 14 May 2017
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery
Queen's Road, Bristol BS8 1RL
British artist Adela Breton travelled to Mexico to record Mayan antiquities in the early 20th century. Toward the end of her life she donated her work to the Bristol Museum, where a selection are now on display.
Admission to the exhibition is free. Further details can be found HERE.
A brief biography of Breton can be read HERE.
Thursday - Sunday, 11 am - 4 pm, until 8 January 2017
Bushey Museum & Art Gallery Council Chamber, Bushey, London
The artist Myrtle Broome studied Egyptology at University College London just before the First World War, and subsequently worked as an artist for Egypt Exploration Society at Abydos, Egypt.
The Bushey Museum is currently holding an exhibition of works by Broome and another artist, Hilda Gordon. Both women travelled extensively abroad, and their paintings reflect their experiences overseas.
Musketeers, Curvy ladies, and Victorian crowd-funders: Beyond Beauty exhibition and the complexities of the past and present of ancient Egypt
UCL Institute of Archaeology, Room 410
16 November 2016, 5.15-6.15 pm
In the first seminar of the year join Heba Abd el-Gawad as she reflects on her experiences co-curating the popular "Beyond Beauty" exhibition at Two Temple Place in London, and the importance of the history of archaeology to local collecting histories and local museums in Britain.
A full abstract can be found on the Network webpage HERE.
Two screenings on 23 and 24 October 2016 for the Cambridge Film Festival.
A new documentary film on early 20th century traveller and archaeologist Gertrude Bell, featuring Tilda Swinton reading from her letters. Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and Zeva Oelbaum.
Further information on the film can be found HERE.
Tickets available HERE.