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New Histories of 19th Century ‘Archaeology’

September 28, 2011

New Histories of 19th Century ‘Archaeology’: Séance, Mummies, Seriality, Aerial Photography and Theories of ‘Man’ will be presented, in cooperation with the Cambridge undergraduate Archaeological Field Club, on Wednesday, the 26th of October, from 4.30 to 6pm in the South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street, Cambridge, CB2 3DZ. Afternoon Tea served at 4pm in the North Lecture Room. Contact Pamela Jane Smith at


  1. Archaeological Séance in the late Nineteenth Century, Amara Thornton (institute of Archaeology, UCL)
  2. Mummies, Pettigrew and the Institutionalisation of Nineteenth Century British Archaeology, Gabriel Moshenska (institute of Archaeology, UCL)
  3. Seriality and Scientific Objects in the Nineteenth Century Science, Nathan Schlanger (AREA)
  4. Aerovision: An Hallucinatory History of Aerial Archaeology, Helen Wickstead (Kingston)
  5. Geology, technology and theories on the history of ‘Man’, Allison Ksiazkiewicz (HPS, Cambridge)

For more information, contact Pamela Jane Smith at
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