Aviation heritage panel at archaeology conference

Over 22–23 June 2018, three members of the Heritage of the Air team presented work on aviation heritage at “New Ideas for Old Wars: the Archaeology of War”. Hosted by the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney, this conference brought together a mixed scholarly and public audience to hear from an international suite of presenters. In addition to battlefields and maritime archaeology, there was a strong aviation theme throughout the conference, including aircraft wrecks on land and underwater. You can listen to the audio from all of the talks on Soundcloud, including the panel presented by our three members:

Fiona Shanahan

For whose benefit do we manage and preserve WWII aviation sites?

Anna Gebels

The Empire Air Training Scheme, remembrance and the airshow

Dr Peter Hobbins

Unearthing airspace: the historical phenomenology of aviation artefacts

The panellists are planning publications based on their presentations at this well-attended and lively event.