Thu, 14 May 2020, 7pm – 8;30pm
We've had an overwhelming response to this event, and the virtual lecture is now fully-booked. But don't worry if you weren't able to get a place, we will record it and share the video on our website and social media. Full details will be in the next edition of London Archaeologist.
As we're unable to hold our Annual Lecture and General Meeting in person this year, we delighted that Adam Corsini from Layers of London is able to give his talk virtually instead.
Adam will present Layers of London: Putting archaeology on the map and explain how 50 years of London's archaeology are being mapped onto Layers of London. This is a free, online, crowd-sourced mapping resource that anyone can get involved with.
The talk will take place using Zoom, and you'll be sent information on how to join the session once you have registered.
The London Archaeological Prize was established in 2004 to encourage improving publication standards and better dissemination of London’s archaeology. Having supported it from the beginning, London Archaeologist now administers the Prize, also known as the Publication Prize, which is awarded every two years.
The 2020 Prize
Nominations must be received on or before 11th May 2020.
Entries will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by the Publication Committee of London Archaeologist.
As well as providing their own contact details, the nominator(s) should name the publication and publisher and give a brief explanation (100 words max) of why they believe it is worthy of the Prize. It would be helpful, but not essential, to use the standard nomination form. Note that there is no need to provide copies of the publication at this initial stage. The judges will agree a short list from those nominated and will then ask publishers for copies. Copies will be returnable on request.
Forms and Submissions
Download a Nomination Form below, or contact Alison Telfer, Coordinator for a copy.
All nominations should be returned to:
Alison Telfer, Coordinator, London Archaeological Prize, Mortimer Wheeler House, 46 Eagle Wharf Road, London N1 7ED;
London Archaeological Prize 2020 Nomination Form
The winner of the 2018 London Archaeological Prize, familiarly known as the Publication Prize, was announced to a packed London Archaeological Forum at the Museum of London on 19th November.
Al Telfer (on the left in the photo), one of the panel administering the prize, announced that one publication stood out from all others, with high praise from all the judges: An Immense and Exceedingly Commodious Goods Station: The Archaeology and History of the Great Northern Railway’s Goods Yard at King’s Cross, 1849 to the Present Day, by Rebecca Haslam and Guy Thompson of Pre-Construct Archaeology. A certificate and cheque for £250 was presented to a 'delighted' Rebecca Haslam (centre) by Cath Maloney (right), formerly of the LAARC and one of the four judges.
Two other publications received honourable mentions: The Deptford royal dockyard and manor of Sayes Court, London: excavations 2000–12 by Antony Francis of MOLA, and John Schofield's St Paul's Cathedral: Archaeology and History. The full shortlist, with comments from the judges -- John Lewis, Cath Maloney, John Pearce and Signe Hoffos -- can be found here.
Look out for an interview with the winning authors, Becky and Guy, in the spring issue of London Archaeologist, to find out how an outstanding publication of such a complex site can be put together successfully.