A Directory of projects relating to the history of archaeology.
Run by Dr Sarah Ketchley, this project is transcribing the diaries of Emma B. Andrews, an American woman who travelled frequently to Egypt in the early 20th century. Andrews was closely associated and romantically linked to American industrialist Theodore M. Davis, who obtained permission from the Egyptian Government to excavate tombs in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor.
The project is also transcribing and making available online the diaries of other Americans travelling to and working in archaeology in Egypt at this time.
2019. The Emma B. Andrews Diary Project - Interdisciplinarity, Collaboration and the Digital Humanities. University of Washington Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilisation [online].
A digitised dig diary from the Egypt Exploration Society's 1938-9 excavations in Amara West, Sudan. Based on material held at the Egypt Exploration Society's Lucy Gura Archive, including photographs, object cards, and the text of the diary.
A digital resource highlighting Victorian women collectors of ancient Egyptian artefacts in five northwestern UK museums: Blackburn, Burnley, Macclesfield, Southport and Bolton. The five women featured are Annie Barlow, Anne Goodison, Marianne Brocklehurst, Alice Lady O'Hagan and Hilda Petrie. The website is here.
A crowdsourcing initiative to make archaeological archives and artefacts digitally accessible. Originally an Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project, Micropasts began in 2014 as a collaboration between the British Museum and the UCL Institute of Archaeology. Since then a variety of transcription and photomasking projects have been undertaken in collaboration with a number of learned societies and museums.
Notable projects include transcription of the British Museum's Bronze Age Index; transcription of the Egypt Exploration Society's Amarna Object Cards; transcription of Flinders and Hilda Petrie's diaries; photomasking of artefacts for 3D images/prints from the collections of the British Museum, the Petrie Museum, the Mary Rose Trust, and the Palestine Exploration Fund.
Bonacchi, C. et al. 2014. Crowd-sourced Archaeological Research: The MicroPasts Project. Archaeology International 17, pp.61–68. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.1705
An Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) funded project to trace distribution networks of artefacts excavated between 1880-1980 by the Egypt Exploration Fund/Egypt Exploration Society and Flinders Petrie/British School of Egyptian Archaeology. Website includes details of archaeological teams, season dates, sites, objects and distribution destinations.