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Professor Jennifer Wallace’s book ‘Digging the Dirt’ stirred in me a passion to know more about the archaeological imagination when I first read it ten years ago.  It will be a delight to meet her at the conference.  She brings an important perspective from the realms of literature, and as she explains:

“My lecture focuses upon the barrows of the South Downs and Charlotte Smith’s remarkable poem Beachy Head (1807).  Here was the crucible of the Romantic imagination.”

She will be opening the conference on Wednesday 27 February at 11am.

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