Beyond 'Notability': Re-evaluating Women's Work in Archaeology, History and Heritage in Britain, 1870 - 1950

Project Summary

This project is hosted by: Institute of Classical Studies

Research interests:
Classics, History
Project period:
01-Oct-2021 - 30-Sep-2024
Project categories:
Research project
Project summary:

This project brings together academic researchers with expertise in intellectual and social history, information science and digital humanities in partnership with the Society of Antiquaries of London in order to recover the broad landscape of women’s work in archaeology, history, and heritage and their intellectual networks in 19th and 20th-century Britain via detailed investigation of two significant cultural-institutional archives.

We will write a new history of archaeology, history, and heritage in 19th- and 20th-century Britain, which will reveal the extent of women’s contributions to the shaping, practice and institutionalisation of these fields.

The Team

Professor Katherine Harloe (Institute of Classical Studies), Principal Investigator

Dr Amara Thornton (Institute of Classical Studies), Co-Investigator

Dr James Baker (University of Southampton), Co-Investigator

Dr Ammandeep Mahal (Univerrsity of Southampton), Research Fellow in Information Science

Steering Committee

Professor Elton Barker (Open University)

Dr Emma Bridges (Open University)

Dunia Garcia-Ontiveros (Society of Antiquaries of London)

Dr Helen Glew (Westminster)

Professor Emma Griffin (University of East Anglia)

Dr Kate Hill (Lincoln)

Professor Rachel Mairs (Reading)

Professor Nicoletta Momigliano (Bristol)

Pip Willcox (The National Archives)


Beyond Notability is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (UK). Project Reference AH/V01384X/1. Funding value £743,783.


Email: beyondnotability[at]gmail[dot]com. Twitter: @beyondnotables.

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Management Details

Lead researcher & project contact:

Name Position Institute Organisation Contact
Professor Katherine Harloe Director of the Institute of Classical Studies Institute of Classical Studies School of Advanced Study, University of London



Funder Grant type Award
AHRC Open Standard Route £743,783


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