Institute of Archaeology


Hilary Orange - Honorary Research Associate

Hilary Orange
  • Email: h.orange@ucl.ac.uk
  • UCL Institute of Archaeology, 31-34 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PY UK

Hilary Orange is an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in the relationship between industrial heritage and post-industrial communities. She combines archaeological fieldwork with historical research, photography, and ethnography (interviewing and surveys) to consider the transformation of industrial sites and communities after industries have closed down. She has a particular interest in the relationship between memory and places of former industry, a theme which is taken up in her recent edited volume Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces.

In addition, she conducts research on public engagement with heritage, linked to an interest in community place-making including the curation of local history, place-mythology and belonging (or 'sense of place'). She works professionally on a varied range of heritage, arts and community projects, most recently through Archaeology South-East. She has particular skills in partnership work, project management, community consultation, e-surveys, bid development, grant-writing and the development of customised social media platforms. See her personal website: https://hilaryorange.wordpress.com/

Hilary is currently the Grants Coordinator of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology and a member of the CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory) Standing Committee.

Research Interests

  • Archaeology of the contemporary world
  • Industrial archaeology / heritage
  • Post-industrial archaeology
  • Historical archaeology
  • Community / public archaeology
  • Archaeology and education
  • Cultural heritage studies
  • Archaeological method and theory
  • Memory studies