Other Publication Projects
‘Writing Honor: Archaeology, History and (Auto)Biography’.
The aim of the Writing Honor project is to explore the history of maritime archaeology through the prism of Honor Frost’s work and its legacies.
Honor influenced the development of both maritime and eastern Mediterranean archaeology, yet she does not feature centrally in the public narratives surrounding archaeology’s disciplinary history. The project aims to address that gap and assess the significance of her contributions. The project will produce both a diverse suite of scholarly biographical writing on Honor and a history of maritime archaeology volume: Writing Honor, Writing Maritime Archaeology: People, Politics and Practice.
As part of this a pilot project ‘Writing Honor: The Levant and the History of Archaeological Ideas about Seascapes’ was undertaken from May 2017-March 2018. This project traced Frost’s work on submerged sites off the coast of the Levant and its influence on the development of maritime archaeological ideas about seascapes. The research undertaken by Dr Jesse Ransley and Dr Crystal El Safadi included archival research, interviews, conference and site visits. The Story Map which visualises Honor’s archaeological career was also produced as part of the pilot project.
The pilot project included recommendations for revisions to the ‘Writing Honor’ Project, the project is currently on hold as a decision is made by the Foundation trustees about the next steps.