Gender: In the Field: Relations and Relationships in the History of Archaeology

16 May 2013, 13:30 - 15:30

CRASSH, Seminar room SG1, Ground Floor

Dr Amara Thornton (Honorary Research Associate, Institute of Archaeology, UCL) 

Discussant:
Dr Kate Nichols
(CRASSH)


Abstract

 

The history of archaeology has frequently been divided into "great man" and "great woman" narratives. This paper will discuss relations and relationships between men and women in the history of archaeology. It will concentrate particularly on George Horsfield and Agnes Conway, who married (in middle age) in 1932 and together worked at two of Jordan's most famous sites, the stunning Nabataean city of Petra and the remarkable remains of Roman Jerash. The Horsfields' archives offer a unique insight into a comparatively modern marriage, where gender roles, class divisions and ethnic identities were in constant flux. 

 

 

 

 

Open to all.  No registration required.

Part of the Field Notes: Histories of Archaeology and Anthropology Seminar series.
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