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Dr Gilly Carr

Dr Gilly  Carr

Partner, Cambridge Heritage Research Centre

Academic Director in Archaeology, Institute of Continuing Education

Madingley Hall

Cambridge CB23 8AQ


Dr Gilly Carr is a Fellow of St Catharine's College, a Member of the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research, and Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the Institute of Continuing Education. She also a member of the 12-strong UK delegation of IHRA, the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

Gilly Carr works in the field of Conflict Archaeology and Heritage Studies and has two current projects which complete at the end of 2018. The first is a digital heritage web-based project on Channel Islander victims of Nazi persecution, The Frank Falla Archive ( This has been produced in collaboration with Freie Universitat Berlin, funded by the German EVZ foundation, and has put online the profiles of 125 concentration camp and Nazi prisons and the biographies of the c. 200-250 islanders who were deported to these institutions. As a spin-off from this project, a teaching pack has been prepared for the Holocaust Educational Trust. Her museum exhibition associated with this project, 'On British Soil: Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands', was on at the Wiener Library for the study of Holocaust and Genocide from October 2017 to March 2018. It is moving to Guernsey Museum in March 2019. Her book of the same title, published by the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, accompanies the exhibition.

The digital heritage project above complements Gilly Carr's latest monograph, entitled 'Nazi Persecution in the Channel Islands: A legitimate heritage?', which will be published by Bloomsbury Academic in May 2019. This volume draws upon testimonies written by former political prisoners for compensation in the mid-1960s and explores why resistance was long neglected as a legitimate theme for heritage in the Channel Islands. It also explores her own heritage activism in this area.