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Personal Histories Project

The Personal Histories Project is an educational, oral-history research initiative in which senior scientists are invited to share their memories and life stories.

 

Founded by Pamela Jane Smith of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, the Personal Histories Project hosts events in which archaeologists and other specialists share their personal recollections, through which we better understand the development of archaeology and the origins of current research agenda. The retrospective discussions introduce audiences to the enjoyable experience of listening to life histories as aural and visual sources are created. These sources are then combined with published literature and unpublished archives to enhance our understanding of twentieth-century science.

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Upcoming events

Current approaches and new directions in lithic analysis: defining, identifying and interpreting variability

Sep 29, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

George Pitt-Rivers Laboratory Series

Oct 07, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Discussion Group

Oct 07, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Asian Archaeology Group

Oct 10, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Institute and Faculty of Classics Special Lecture

Oct 10, 2016

Room G.19, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, CB3 9DA

Americas Archaeology Group

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

CDAL Workshop

Oct 11, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

McDonald Lunchtime Seminar Series

Oct 12, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Garrod Research Seminars

Oct 13, 2016

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research