Oral History of London Archaeology After 1945


Ivor Noel Hume from the Guildhall Museum,
excavating at a bomb damaged site in the City of London

The history of archaeology in London is a remarkable tale of discoveries, personalities, mishaps and the emergence of a profession. The aim of this project is to tell the story of the early years of archaeology in London in the words of those who made it happen.

We are looking for volunteers with an interest in London archaeology to join the project team. Volunteers will receive training in oral history skills, including researching, conducting, transcribing and archiving interviews with informants.

The project will last for two years and will end with an exhibition as well as the archive of personal testimonies. We intend to apply for HLF funding soon, as time is of the essence – the people we want to interview aren’t getting any younger!

If you’re interested in finding out more about this project and potentially getting involved please contact Gabe Moshenska at the Institute of Archaeology, London.

Thank you!