Dr Gilly Carr

Conflict Archaeology, heritage studies, POW archaeology.
University Senior Lecturer in Archaeology

Dr Gilly Carr's research spans the fields of archaeology, heritage studies and history, where her particular interest is in the Second World War in Europe. She has authored or co-edited 10 volumes to date. Her fieldwork currently focuses on the Channel Islands, where the German occupation has provided the subject of her last two books. She is currently writing A Legitimate Heritage? Testimonies of Nazi Persecution from the Channel Islands, to be published by Bloomsbury Academic, which examines those islanders who were sent to Nazi prisons and concentration camps during the war. She has a particular research interest in wartime incarceration, internment and imprisonment. Previous volumes have examined the heritage of the German occupation, and the history and memory of resistance during the German occupation. Gilly is also active in various related heritage projects in the Channel Islands. Her most recent excavations are on a forced labour camp in Jersey and a prison camp in Norway and blogs about her excavations.

  • Heritage and Memory of War: Responses from small islands (co-edited with Keir Reeves, Routledge, 2015)
  • Legacies of Occupation: Archaeology, heritage and memory in the Channel Islands (Springer, 2014)
  • Protest, Defiance and Resistance in the Channel Islands: German Occupation 1940-1945 (Bloomsbury, 2014)
  • Cultural Heritage and Prisoners of War: Creativity behind barbed wire (co-edited with Harold Mytum, Routledge, 2012)
  • Prisoners of War: Archaeology, Memory and Heritage of 19th- and 20th- Century Mass Internment (co-edited with Harold Mytum, Springer, 2013)