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Filming Antiquity, IoA History Archaeology Network, and Lithics Group

February 17, 2016

Amara has sent the following notices:

Filming Antiquity

Colonial Film: Moving Images of the British Empire (Lee Grieveson, Film Studies, UCL)

23 February 2016, 6 pm – 7 pm, Room 209, UCL Institute of Archaeology

Over 6,000 films were made about almost every corner of the British Empire and activities including local crafts, transportation, religion, and revolt. This talk looks at the construction of the online database of these films and the myriad issues they raise about colonialism, postcolonialism, and film history. Films produced by the Empire Marketing Board, Colonial Film Unit, Nigerian Film Unit and many others track multiple stories of the encounter between colonizer and local cultures, central administration and activities on the ground. Come and hear about this interdisciplinary project and the fascinating films available for viewing.


Digital Curation (Jenny Bunn, UCL Information Studies)

22 March 2016, 5.15-6.15 pm, Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, UCL

Filming Antiquity project member ​Jenny Bunn will discuss the complexities of looking after digital material. From the digital photos on our phones, to the contents of our national archives, libraries and museums, how can we ensure that what we leave future generations does not end up being a giant mass of unreadable and unrecoverable bits in pieces? This talk will offer encouragement to face up to our collective digital responsibilities and practical advice towards taking some first steps.

IoA History Archaeology Network

(full abstracts to follow) 

26 April 2016 , Petrie Museum

Alice Stevenson/Emma Libonati (Petrie Museum) on the Artefacts of Excavation project.

 Friday 20 May 2016, 5.15-6.15 pm, Petrie Museum

Chris Naunton (Egypt Exploration Society) on Egyptology in the digital age

 Thursday 9 June 2016, 5.15-6.15 pm, Petrie Museum

Juliette Desplat (National Archives) on TNA archives relating to history of archaeology in the Middle East

Other Events

The Lithics Study Society Historical Archaeologists and Collectors Seminar Series

30th March 2016, 2-4 pm, Franks House, British Museum

‘There is no person we should more like to see’: Worthington George Smith’s letters to Thomas Cumberland, 1886-1915 (and other correspondence). (Dr Peter Hoare)

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