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We greatly appreciate information regarding Sir John Evans, his various works and objects from his collection.
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In Britain, the 1860s were years of profound cultural and intellectual change. The growing interest in the British past forged new relationships between archaeologists, anthropologists and other scientific groups. In Oxford, these groups formed new disciplinary interests and commitments, and with them, new structures in teaching, museums and organizational expectations.
A multidisciplinary conference, held on 31 March - April 2007 at Wolfson College, Oxford, as part of the Sir John Evans Project, aimed to examine the way in which these various interests contributed to current archaeological practices.The papers are currently being prepared for publication by the conference organizers, Susanne Bangert and Megan Price.
Download conference poster ( pdf document 584 KB)
On the 150th anniversary of Evans's lecture to the Society of Antiquaries confirming the antiquity of discoveries made by Boucher de Perthes, a seminar was held which examined aspects of Evans's contributions to archaeology, geology and the development of museum collections. A number of the papers delivered on that occasion are accessible via the Society's website at: