Exhibition of artefacts and images from an unidentified archaeological excavation, Philips Building

Scope and Content

Included in photographs: Sir Cyril Philips, Weisman (Professor of Mesopotamian Archaeology), Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf, Ganges (Professor, Azerbaijani).

Administrative / Biographical History

Sir Cyril Philips: Professor of Oriental History; Head of Department of History 1947-1957; Director 1957-1976; Vice-Chancellor of University of London 1973-1976.

Christoph von Fürer-Haimendorf: Professor of Anthropology (specialty in South Asia); Head of Department of Cultural Anthropology (from 1961 Department of Anthropology and Sociology) 1949-1976; Dean 1967-1973; Acting Director 1973-1976. Personal papers held in SOAS Special Collections (PP MS 19)

Access Information



See Arnold and Shackle, 'SOAS Since the Sixties', pp.1-2, 38, 45-48, 50, 55, 67, 71, 90, 109, 111, 116, 118-119, 121, 123, 128, 131, 149, 165-166, 171-173, 175, 183, Plate II; Phillips, 'School of Oriental and African Studies, Univeristy of London 1917-1967', p.52.

Other Finding Aids

Handlist available

Physical Characteristics and/or Technical Requirements

Black and white prints

Archivist's Note


Conditions Governing Use

Copyright held by SOAS, University of London

Related Material

See SOAS/SPA/2/15, SOAS/SPA/2/30, SOAS/SPA/2/47, SOAS/SPA/2/55, SOAS/SPA/3/13, SOAS/SPA/3/14, SOAS/SPA/3/46, SOAS/SPA/4/23