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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 These sources are then combined with published literature and unpublished archives to enhance our understanding of twentieth-century science.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

Department of Archaeology Open Day for Prospective Undergraduates

Feb 21, 2019

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research

Garrod Research Seminars

Feb 21, 2019

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 22, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 25, 2019

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Feb 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Queer(y)ing the Past: An Afternoon of Alternative Archaeology - with wine!

Feb 26, 2019

Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Feb 26, 2019

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, Seminar Room, Mond Building, Free School Lane

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research