Where London Stood is an online notebook of ruminations on the representation of contemporary cities as ruin. I hope to examine all those images of ivy-clad or blasted ruins from Science Fiction films and books (including London, Paris, New York, or Washington) and see what I can make of them as an archaeologist.
At the moment, I am still pulling resources together and hoping to see what I can draw out from the material.
The project has been online, since winter 2000: first as static html pages (see this Wayback Machine link) and then using wiki software from June 2005. Although it is currently not a truly collaborative project — there is no Where London Stood group — the adoption of the wiki format had all sorts of advantages which I explain on the other site. It also had one huge disadvantage: it got hit to high heaven by SPAMMERS.
Despite this, the project has received significant favourable feedback over the years, and I look forward to reviving it in the next couple of months.