Soundings: The Frost Interview Project

The Foundation supports an important oral history initiative on the history of maritime archaeology, viewed through the seminal contributions made by Honor Frost to the discipline. Since 2017 the Soundings Project team has been collecting testimonies, recollections and experiences from her friends and colleagues, across the years and across the continents. This repository of first-hand knowledge contributes 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 Soundings Project has initially focused on reaching out to 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 are preserving vital history and creating a resource for the future.

Video and audio recordings and related transcripts are being housed within the Maritime Archaeology Special Collections at the Hartley Library, University of Southampton.

Dr Lucy Blue, Maritime Archaeological Director, HFF

Dr Claire Calcagno, Soundings Project Manager

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