In Flanders Fields: the Great War through the Stereoscope

Over on my Twitter page, I've been exploring the sights and horrors of the First World War through the stereoscope (take a look here).  11 November 2018 will mark one hundred years since the signing of Armistice between Allied powers and Germany. Signed in a railway carriage in the Forest of Compiègne it formally ended fighting … Continue reading In Flanders Fields: the Great War through the Stereoscope

History is all around us: Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings reenactment

In the first Chester Bentley novel, The Last Treasure of England, the teacher Mr Briggs describes how “history is all around us and you, my lucky few, are living in some of it." History was certainly all around when I visited Battle Abbey for the Battle of Hastings reenactment on Saturday 13 October. The Battle of Hastings … Continue reading History is all around us: Battle Abbey and the Battle of Hastings reenactment

Exploring the Institutionalization of Archaeology

If you’re able to make the rest of the ‘Exploring the Institutionalisation of Archaeology’ seminar series, please do. There are some really fascinating talks lined up, and I’m glad to have been involved in it.

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

A new PhD-led research group examining the historical and contemporary intersections between archaeology, museums and collections.

Speaker events are free and open to all and will take place at 6pm in the Virginia Woolf Building, Room 6.01, King’s College London, 22 Kingsway, London, WC2B 6LE

Speaker Programme

17th September 2018

Naomi Daw, PhD Student, University of Sussex

Walk Like An Egyptian: Stereoscopic Photography and British Travel to Egypt

 

8th October 2018

Alexandra Jones, Curator, V&A Museum

Maqdala 1868: Ethiopian Treasures at the V&A

5th November 2018

Dr Eleanor Dobson, Lecturer in Nineteenth Century Literature, University of Birmingham

Gothic Histories: Howard Carter and The Tomb of Tut-ankh-Amun

 

3rd December 2018

Nicole Cochrane, PhD Student, University of Hull

Ancient Sculpture and the Narrative of Collecting: Legacy and Identity in Museum Display

 

28th January 2019

Dr Rebecca Wade, Assistant Curator for Sculpture, Henry Moore Foundation, Leeds

Domenico Brucciani and…

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What I Wish I’d Known… When I Started My Art History Degree

Recently, I put a call out on social media, asking people what they wish they had known when they started their art history degree. I got a lot of responses, and people were kind enough to share their experiences with me. Responses ranged from the use of archives and collections, to issues around class and … Continue reading What I Wish I’d Known… When I Started My Art History Degree