The Prehistoric Society

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society  
DisciplineArchaeology
LanguageEnglish
Publication details
Former name(s)
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia
Publication history
1911–present
Publisher
The Prehistoric Society
Standard abbreviations
Proc. Prehist. Soc.
Indexing
ISSN2050-2729 (print)
2050-2729 (web)
Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia
ISSN0958-8418
Links

The Prehistoric Society is an international learned society devoted to the study of the human past from the earliest times until the emergence of written history.

Now based at University College London in the United Kingdom, it was founded by V. Gordon Childe, Stuart Piggott and Grahame Clark in 1935[1] but also traces its founding to the earlier Prehistoric Society of East Anglia[2] which began in 1908.[3] The society is a registered charity under English law.[4]

Membership is by subscription and includes the annual journal, Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society,[5] which continues Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia (1911-1934),[6] and bulletins from the newsletter, PAST, which is published in April, July and November. It also organises regular conferences, lectures and other events and makes grants for archaeological research.

Awards[edit]

The Prehistoric Society gives out a number of annual grants and awards,[7] including the Baguley Award for the best contribution to that year's Proceedings. The Baguley Award is named in honour of Rodney M. Baguley and was inaugurated in 1979.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Pamela Jane (2009). A "splendid idiosyncrasy": prehistory at Cambridge 1915-50. Archaeopress. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-4073-0430-4.
  2. ^ Clark, Grahame (1989). Prehistory at Cambridge and beyond. Cambridge University Press. p. 35. ISBN 978-0-521-35031-0.
  3. ^ "About". University College London / The Prehistoric Society. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  4. ^ Charity Commission. THE PREHISTORIC SOCIETY, registered charity no. 1000567.
  5. ^ "Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society". Cambridge Core. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  6. ^ "Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society of East Anglia". Proceedings of the Prehistoric Society, Cambridge Core. Retrieved April 18, 2018.
  7. ^ "Grants & Awards". The Prehistoric Society. Retrieved 2019-09-10.
  8. ^ "Dr RM Baguley and the Baguley Award". The Prehistoric Society. Retrieved 2019-09-10.

External links[edit]