This month's post is on the Filming Antiquity blog, where I've put together footage of urban spaces captured in the Harding films. These sequences show Amman, Jerash, Jerusalem and Gaza as they were in the 1930s when Gerald Lankester Harding encountered them. Accompanying the footage are some further details on the 1930s context of the films, and some wonderful images from the Horsfield and Harding archives at the Institute of Archaeology. You can read "Filming the City" here.
Also recently added to the Filming Antiquity blog is a fantastic guest post from Caitlin O'Grady, Lecturer in Conservation at the Institute of Archaeology. Caitlin takes us through footage showing conservation practice (much of it done by women) in the 1930s and 1950s, using sequences from three separate films, all digitised through the Filming Antiquity project. Read Caitlin's blog "Sticking, Mending and Restoring: the conservator's role in archaeology" here.