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May 27, 2021

Video: Paul Graves-Brown on Pop Archaeology in London

Video is now available from the second event in our new Things in Theory series, Pop Archaeology in London, with Paul Graves-Brown and 3CT co-director Shannon Lee Dawdy.

Paul Graves-Brown began his career as a prehistorian studying human evolution. But a year spent with CNRS in Paris inspired a switch to modern material culture, which is now usually referred to as contemporary archaeology. Since the late 2000s he has been writing and researching on the archaeology of popular music, including studies of music technology, pop music sites in London (particularly the Sex Pistols rehearsal studio) and shrines to dead musicians (particularly, since 2016, those to David Bowie).

Read more about this event.