20 May 2021, 7pm
London Archaeologist's Annual Lecture and General Meeting will be online this year, with the AGM at 7pm, followed by the Annual Lecture.
For this year's Annual Lecture, Stephanie Ostrich will present
Making heritage work for communities: Walworth Heritage Action Zone: heritage-led regeneration and community engagement in one of London’s historic high streets.
Heritage Action Zones (HAZs) have been rolled out in four phases over the last few years: the first Greater London HAZ was Sutton in Round 1; the first inner London one was Walworth as part of Round 2. This is a particularly fitting subject where Covid has taken its toll on all the country's high streets.
Stephanie Ostrich specialises in public heritage and archaeology and supporting community-led research. Originally from across the pond, she has worked in British archaeology for 13 years. She has managed several community heritage projects including award-winning community archaeology and volunteer programme CITiZAN (the Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network), the Temple of Mithras oral history project, and since 2019 has managed the Walworth Heritage Action Zone, a heritage-led regeneration and community initiative with Southwark Council, Historic England and our community partners.
The short AGM will commence at 7pm, followed by the Annual Lecture and will take place on Zoom. Register using the button below to receive the link to join beforehand.
We're delighted to share that the winner of the London Archaeological Prize 2020 is The Cosmatesque Mosaics of Westminster Abbey Vol. 1 & 2 by Warwick Rodwell and David S. Neal published by Oxbow Books in 2019. The winner was announced at the London Archaeology Forum on 23 November 2020.
The judges described the winning volumes as “A fascinating multi-disciplinary recording and analysis of a complex of internationally important monuments. Despite the copious detailed recording, written in a clear and scholarly fashion, with some neatly turned, if not pithy, phrases and insightful analyses.”
There were nine nominations for the prize in 2020, it was a strong field with excellent entries, as one of the judges said: “There were so many good and important books…, it was difficult to choose.”
The nominees for the prize in 2020 were:
Congratulations to the winners!
The video of Adam Corsini's talk, Layers of London: Putting archaeology on the map is now available to watch on our YouTube channel. Many thanks to Adam for his presentation on the fantastic Layers of London project.