A Directory of projects relating to the history of archaeology.
Emma B. andrews Diary Project
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].
Amara West 1938-9
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 transcription of the "Petra Exploration Fund Diary", a document charting the progress of the first intensive excavations at Petra in 1929, with associated contextual essays and indexes.
The Diary was written by Agnes Conway and George Horsfield, two members of the 1929 team. It is part of the Horsfield archive, held by the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. It provides historical context for the 1929 excavation, as well as enabling users to search the diary entries through specified keywords. Over 60 photographs from the Horsfield archive have been included in the website.
The Petra 1929 project was developed by Dr Amara Thornton, with funding from the Council for British Research in the Levant.
Artefacts oF Excavation
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.
An initiative crowdsourcing short impactful biographies of historical and contemporary women from around the world pioneering research in archaeology, paleontology and geology. Entries draw on archive and published sources, helping to raise awareness of women's contributions to these fields and provide role models for the next generation of researchers. Currently also crowdfunding for an exhibition and event programme "Raising Horizons".