Exciting news! “Ice without, fire within”, Dr Christine Finn’s biography of Jacquetta Hawkes is being published via crowdfunding publisher Unbound. This offers an opportunity for readers to engage with the long overdue first biography of this fascinating woman. Dr Finn follows in Jacquetta’s footsteps, and draws on her unique access to and knowledge of Jacquetta’s archive to trace her work from its origins in Cambridge to her celebrity status in London in postwar Britain.
If you are interested in archaeology, poetry, literature, culture, women, television, campaigning, nuclear issues … this book could be for you. Take a look at the ‘pledges’, from e-books to talks and help make this book happen.
Our friends at Trowelblazers are working on an amazing project to celebrate women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology in the past and present. Raising Horizons, created in partnership with photographer Leonora Sanders, will be a multimedia exhibition which pairs a modern woman with a historic counterpart.
Raising Horizons logo featuring modern women working in archaeology, geology and palaeontology.
We are delighted that Jacquetta Hawkes is one of the trowelblazers. Her partner is Dr Colleen Morgan of the University of York. They have in common their “explorations of archaeology, its practice and meanings across many different channels, from academic articles to artistic endeavours”. Find out more about both of them and the other trowelblazing partners in this blog post and this Guardian article about the project.
Help support Raising Horizons through the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.
Coming along to our fantastic free event exploring Jacquetta’s Mount Carmel experience on 18 March? All welcome and there is still room! Register and find out more here.
Yesterday Dr Christine Finn was interviewed on BBC Radio Jersey: she discussed Jacquetta’s Jersey archae0logy and some exciting news about her authorised biography – you can listen to the interview on the iplayer (up till 10 April). Christine’s piece is about an hour into the broadcast.
Posted in Christine Finn news, Jacquetta's archaeology, Special Collections news, Women in archaeology
Tagged Archaeologists, Archaeology, Christine Finn, Jacquetta Hawkes, Jersey, Mount Carmel, Palestine, Radio
The rich visual and creative imagination of Jacquetta Hawkes continues to inspire artists: working with them is one of the delights of managing her Archive. In 2014, Kate Morrell created the exhibition Pots Before Words for Gallery II at the University of Bradford. She drew on the ideas and formats to be found in the collection to develop fascinating new artworks, including this sculpture and “portable toolkit”, Lazy Susan.
In March 2015, we will be delighted to welcome Kate and Lazy Susan back to Bradford. Kate is extending and reflecting on the original project by filming female archaeologists and archivists (using Lazy Susan) to discuss and explore artefacts from their profession. I will be one of the interviewees!
Posted in Film and visual arts, Special Collections news, Women in archaeology
Tagged Archaeologists, Archives, art, Artists, Gallery II, Jacquetta Hawkes, Kate Morrell, Lazy Susan, Pots Before Words
Woman in Time
Waterstones Bradford, 18 March 2015, 7-8 pm
Join Tori Herridge and me (Alison Cullingford) for Woman in Time, an exploration of humanity from its earliest days through to the turbulent middle years of the 20th Century. We use poetry and spoken word performance to tell stories of three women. One of these women died, one went on to great things, and one disappeared. Their lives intersected on one day 80 years ago …
Part of British Science Week. Find out more on their website and register via eventbrite here.
Posted in Jacquetta's archaeology, Poetry, Special Collections news, Women in archaeology
Tagged 1930s, Archaeologists, Archaeology, Events, Jacquetta Hawkes, Mount Carmel, Poetry, Tabun 1, Yusra
Delighted to hear that the BBC Radio 3 programme about Jacquetta Hawkes, which featured the Archive and me, will be repeated in August (Saturday 3rd). I thought it was a really interesting exploration of Jacquetta’s life, work and place in history – very rewarding to be involved with it.
Check out a great new blog: TROWELBLAZERS: “Awesome trowel-wielding women: WE SALUTE YOU! archaeology | palaeontology | geology”.
Mary Anning, from wikimedia commons via trowelblazers tumblr.
The blog shares the fascinating stories and achievements of female archaeologists, some well-known, many less so. Meet Dorothea Bate who discovered the Mallorcan mouse-goat, Jane Dieulafoy who got special permission to dress as a man, and a lovely photo of Harriet Boyd Hawes in her swivel chair. Oh, and Mary Anning of course. Jacquetta will feature soon!