2009 CBA Beatrice de Cardi lecture recognises 50 years of industrial
Marilyn Palmer, Emeritus Professor at the University of Leicester, gave
the annual Beatrice de Cardi lecture at the CBA Weekend Event in
Shrewsbury this weekend. In an address entitled, 'Fifty Years of
Industrial Archaeology', Marilyn stated that the importance of the UK's
industrial heritage should be better-represented in university teaching.
Though the discipline has grown in recognition through the work of
volunteers, national agencies and contracting units, resulting in a
number of industrial sites being on the UK's World Heritage Site list,
there are still very few undergraduate or postgraduate courses which
take industrial archaeology into account.
The lecture also recognised the pivotal role played by the Council for
British Archaeology in establishing the discipline of industrial
archaeology in 1959, and the work the organisation carried out
throughout the 1960s in establishing a network of volunteers to record
many hundreds of buildings under threat.
The full text of the lecture and the accompanying powerpoint
presentation can be found here:
Dr Dan Hull
Head of Information & Communications
Council for British Archaeology, St Mary's House, 66 Bootham, York YO30
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