Natalia_photo“Writing is the only thing that when I do it, I don’t feel I should be doing something else.”‬ –Gloria Steinem

My name is Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan – archivist, archaeologist, historian, wife and mother. These are pages from my notebook.

I studied Classical Archaeology in Greece (University of Thessaloniki) and the United States (Bryn Mawr College), and have conducted field work in East Crete for many years. Since 1994, I have served the American School of Classical Studies at Athens as head of its archives, from which I draw inspiration for most of my writings in this blog. Together with Jack L. Davis, I recently co-edited a volume titled Philhellenism, Philanthropy, or Political Convenience? American Archaeology in Greece, Hesperia 82:1, Princeton 2013. Jack, Vivian Florou, and I have just published another edited volume, titled Carl W. Blegen: Personal and Archaeological Narratives (Atlanta: Lockwood Press 2015). The book is  available at: http://www.amazon.com/Carl-W-Blegen-Archaelogical-Narratives/dp/1937040224/ref=sr_1_4?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1409506771&sr=1-4&keywords=vogeikoff

“From the Archivist’s Notebook” will appear once a month (on the 1st), occasionally twice (then also on the 15th) if there is a guest contribution.

Here you will also will find essays contributed by guest authors who are involved in similar kinds of archival research: viz., the history of institutions and the role of individual agency in them. These essays will include their musings on books, articles, and exhibition catalogs relevant to their research interests. Until now, guest bloggers Jack Davis, Jacquelyn Clements, Liz Ward Papageorgiou, Vivian Florou, and Curtis Runnels have written on a variety of themes (see Authors).

Finally, opinions in From the Archivist’s Notebook are those of the authors. Comments are moderated, but publication of a comment does not indicate an endorsement of the opinions expressed.

4 Comments on “About”

  1. Patrick Hunt says:

    Fascinating and mesmerizing, so many treasures to peruse.

  2. David Payne says:

    perhaps you can help me.

    My name is David Payne and I am writing to you in regards to a manuscript found some years ago in a basket, here in Canada.
    It was written around the late 1940’s by a Canadian, name unknown, about his travels in Iran and mentions a meeting with Nilla Cook along with many other persons of note.
    Please write me back and I will try to email you some photos of his notes.
    I would love to find out who this person is / was and return this manuscript to him.

    Dave Payne
    379 Wenlock Ave.
    Richmond Hill, Ontario,
    Canada L4C 1N1
    Tel. 905-883-9809

    • Thank you for this information David. I believe that Nilla Cook has written an autobiography. Perhaps you can identify the person you are looking for in Nilla’s book. You can find my e-mail through the American School’s web page if you would like to send me photos of the ms.

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