Dr Nicole Cochrane is a historian of archaeology specialising in the history of collecting in British museums in the 18th and 19th centuries. We discuss Nicole's route into research in the history of archaeology, her work on the Townley Gallery at the British Museum, and some inspirational objects and texts from her experiences. Listen to our conversation here.
Find Nicole on Twitter @tinyhistorian.
Bignamini, I. and Hornsby, C. 2010. Digging and Dealing in Eighteenth-Century Rome. New Haven & London: Yale University Press.
Carruthers, W. (ed) 2014. Histories of Egyptology: Interdisciplinary Measures. London: Routledge.
Procter, A. 2020. The Whole Picture: The Colonial Story of the Art in Our Museums and Why We Need To Talk About It. London: Cassell.
Riggs, C. 2018. Photographing Tutankhamun: Archaeology, Ancient Egypt and the Archive. London: Routledge.
As a response to the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic, the History of Archaeology Network will not be running seminars this year. Instead, we will be taking a different born-digital approach, showcasing the latest history of archaeology research and examining current trends in the field. This post introduces our new "Historians of Archaeology" series.
We'll be interviewing historians of archaeology throughout the year. We'll discuss their research, what makes them excited about this research, and, critically, how the history of archaeology speaks to current issues and events.
Inspiration for the series comes from the Killing Time podcast, The Wonder House podcast and the Museum of British Colonialism's Paper Trails blog.