To & Fro
Correspondence in the History of Archaeology and Antiquarianism
Dreyfus Room, 27 Russell Square (Enter via 26 Russell Square)
Birkbeck College, University of London
June 21, 2013
Correspondence is central to our understanding of the past. This workshop aims to investigate the value of correspondence in the history of archaeology and antiquarianism. Papers are solicited from a wide range of perspectives, covering early modern and modern antiquarian or archaeological research. Papers might address the practicalities of archived correspondence, or correspondence as a tool for recreating the past.
• (How) has the nature of correspondence changed?
• How does correspondence reflect the development of disciplinary identity?
• Can correspondence be problematic for understanding the past?
• How does correspondence reflect a wider archaeological network?
Organisers: Dr Amara Thornton and Dr Jen Baird