The Honor Frost Foundation is pleased to announce an important oral history initiative on the history of maritime archaeology, viewed through the seminal contributions made by Honor Frost to the discipline. The Foundation has begun collecting testimonies, recollections and experiences from her friends and colleagues, across the years and across the continents. This repository of first-hand knowledge will contribute to the increased understanding of how the discipline of archaeology, conducted under water and along coasts, evolved during pioneering years since the advent of SCUBA gave extended access to these regions.
The Foundation will be reaching out to individuals over the next few months, with an initial focus on interviewing members of the first and second generations of maritime archaeologists who knew and worked with Honor Frost. By sounding these depths of memory and experience, we will be preserving vital history and creating a resource for the future.
The video and audio recordings and related transcripts will be housed within the Honor Frost Archive Collection.
In a related project, the Foundation will be hosting a Memory Booth at the upcoming Frost Centenary Conference in Nicosia in October 2017. It will be open to all conference participants to share their personal memories, inspirations and insights into their own journeys within maritime archaeology.
Dr Lucy Blue, Maritime Archaeological Director, HFF
Dr Claire Calcagno, Soundings Project Manager