Institute of Archaeology


Theresa O'Mahony

10 October 2019

UCL Institute of Archaeology staff, students, friends and colleagues will be saddened to hear of the death of Theresa O'Mahony on 22 September.

Theresa O'Mahony, Institute of Archaeology alumna, who passed away in Sept 2019

Theresa O'Mahony, a recent MA and BA graduate from the Institute, passed away on Sunday 22 September. Theresa was a passionate advocate and tireless activist for disability rights in archaeology. Her dissertations and subsequent research focused on discrimination against people with disabilities in all areas of archaeology. She also pioneered radical and practical approaches to making archaeological excavations inclusive and accessible.

Through her writing, speaking, and advocacy work she became well known and widely admired. Her work will continue through the activities of the Enabled Archaeology Foundation that she founded together with friends, colleagues and supporters.

Our thoughts go out to her family and friends at this difficult time.

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