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

Hilary Orange

I am an interdisciplinary researcher with an interest in the relationship between industrial heritage and post-industrial communities. I combine 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. I have a particular interest in the relationship between memory and places of former industry, a theme which is taken up in my recent edited volume Reanimating Industrial Spaces: Conducting Memory Work in Post-Industrial Spaces.

In addition, I conduct 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’). I work professionally on a varied range of heritage, arts and community projects, most recently through Archaeology South-East. I have particular skills in partnership work, project management, community consultation, e-surveys, bid development, grant-writing and the development of customised social media platforms. See https://hilaryorange.wordpress.com/

I am 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.

I am currently publishing research on public engagement in commercial archaeology, with Dominic Perring (UCL Centre for Applied Archaeology). In addition, I am a member of the UCL Centre for Audio-Visual Study and Practice in Archaeology (CASPAR), with Chiara Bonacchi.

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

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