Echoes from the past

Am so happy to have been accepted to present a paper on my PhD research at the Personification Across Disciplines conference this September at Durham University​. I will be presenting a paper on how we describe heritage sites and spaces as retaining the personalities of people connected to them in the past. I was inspired by a conversation I had with Hilary Mantel when I … Continue reading Echoes from the past

Mist and mysticism at the London Mithraeum

I had a brilliant afternoon doing some research for my PhD at the new London Mithraeum exhibition and installation underneath the new Bloomberg offices in the City of London today. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this new cultural hub showcases the ancient temple, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavations, and a series of contemporary art … Continue reading Mist and mysticism at the London Mithraeum

The Lost City: How do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist?

“Places are good if they connect people to each other and to the preceding generations that have walked that place and left their mark to be absorbed by those who inherit it.” Archibald, R. The New Town Square: Museums and Communities in Transition. California, 2004 On Sunday 15 October I presented a paper at the International Council for Museums, CECA and DEMHIST conference, Relevance 2017, hosted by Historic … Continue reading The Lost City: How do we learn from places and spaces that no longer exist?

London’s lost Genius Loci

As I start to research and write for my part-time PhD I’m going to be on the look out, and posting about, lost London heritage. Here’s my first post for #lostlondonloci As I was on my way past Embankment tube today through Victoria Embankment Gardens I stopped to look at one of my favourite little lost loci spots, York House Water Gate. It’s a lovely … Continue reading London’s lost Genius Loci