The first lecture of 2012-2013 will be presented by Prof. Marilyn Palmer, Emeritus Professor of Industrial Archaeology at the University of Leicester. She served as Head of the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University from 2000 to 2006.
Professor Palmer has taught industrial archaeology in adult education for over thirty years and is concerned to establish the discipline within mainstream archaeology in academic departments, herself becoming Britain’s first Professor of Industrial Archaeology in 2000. She has been President of the Association for Industrial Archaeology and a Commissioner with The Royal Commission on the Historical Monuments of England before its amalgamation with English Heritage in 1998. She serves on committees concerned with her discipline for The National Trust, English Heritage and the Council for British Archaeology and also sits on the Archaeology Panel and the East Midlands Regional Committee of The National Trust.
Professor Palmer will be talking about ‘understanding the workplace archaeology and industrialisation’. This talk is organised in conjunction with the Northampton Industrial Archaeology Group. Please be aware that the lecture will be on a Friday evening, not our usual Thursday! Hope to see you on the 7th September 7.30pm at St Matthew’s Parish Centre.