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'28/30. Good' - Student Records: Archives, Memory and Nostalgia

UCL Festival of the Arts

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (BST)

London, United Kingdom

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Full title: '28/30. Good’ - Accessing Gordon Childe and the Institute of Archaeology Through Student Records: Archives, Memory & Nostalgia

In 2010/2011, two archives of students’ work dating to the 1950s were donated to the UCL Institute of Archaeology, containing registration papers, fees’ receipts, examination questions, lecture notes and marked assignments, as well as personal correspondence and other documents.

Materials preserved allow us to see how academics in the Institute collaborated with one another in day-to-day teaching, transmitting and sharing ideas with their students.

Archives are perceived as valuable because of their ‘first hand’ biographical content, in which the conscious self-presentation found in autobiographies and research papers is muted and counter-balanced.

These archives also bear witness at second hand to the lives and activities of the archaeological community of the Institute, particularly the influence of the famous former Director, Professor Vere Gordon Childe.

This process of bearing witness is both contemporary and in the case of the Lewis Archive, reflective and retrospective, allowing us to see how  memory and nostalgia act to preserve, transmit and distort ideas about past lives.

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Institute of Archaeology Lecture Theatre G.06, 31-34 Gordon Square

London
WC1H 0PY

United Kingdom

Wednesday, May 8, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM (BST)


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