I am an interdisciplinary researcher with current research interests in two main areas — industrial heritage and the memorialisation of rock and pop musicians.

My research on industrial heritage mainly concerns the material, social and political transformation of post-industrial landscape and communities. I integrate archaeological techniques with a range of perspectives and methods from the social sciences including archival research and ethnography.

With Paul Graves-Brown, I am carrying out a longitudinal survey of memorials to rock and pop musicians in London.

I am currently an Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellow, based at the Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany. Studying the use of light and lighting technology at industrial heritage sites in the Ruhrgebiet Lighting the Ruhr / Die Beleuchtung der Ruhr

Affiliations and memberships

  • Alexander von Humbolt Research Fellow, Ruhr Universität Bochum
  • Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Grants and Prizes Officer, Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology
  • Standing Committee member, CHAT (Contemporary and Historical Archaeology in Theory)

Contact: hilary.orange@gmail.com