Hilary Howes

Hilary Howes is a historian of science based in the Centre for Heritage and Museum Studies at The Australian National University. Her research addresses the German-speaking tradition within anthropology and archaeology in Australia and the Pacific region. Her current project, ‘Skulls for the Tsar: Indigenous Human Remains in Russian Collections’, offers the first detailed investigation of the acquisition of Indigenous human remains from Australia and the Pacific by the Russian Empire during the long 19th century.

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Uncovering Pacific Pasts »

Histories of Archaeology in Oceania

Publication date: June 2022
Objects have many stories to tell. The stories of their makers and their uses. Stories of exchange, acquisition, display and interpretation. This book is a collection of essays highlighting some of the collections, and their object biographies, that were displayed in the Uncovering Pacific Pasts: Histories of Archaeology in Oceania (UPP) exhibition. The exhibition, which opened on 1 March 2020, sought to bring together both notable and relatively unknown Pacific material culture and archival collections from around the globe, displaying them simultaneously in their home institutions and linked online at www.uncoveringpacificpasts.org. Thirty‑eight collecting institutions participated in UPP, including major collecting institutions in the United Kingdom, continental Europe and the Americas, as well as collecting institutions from across the Pacific.