History meets fiction in Doctor Who, ‘The Fires of Pompeii’

Back in spring 2008 the new Doctor Who was entering its fourth season. David Tennant was the Doctor, Catherine Tate was his companion Donna, and Pompeii was the destination of their first journey through time together.…


Did the Iron Age death ritual involve wild bird sacrifice?

Did the Iron Age death ritual involve wild bird sacrifice?  Was Roman Cirencester named ‘Cironium’ not ‘Corinium’? What can we learn from the Monastic Foundation at Anglo-Saxon Lyminge in Kent? The latest volume of The Antiquaries Journal includes 3 fascinating articles that explore these questions, and these are available free of charge until the 31st January 2014.


Life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum: Unearthing the treasures in the British Museum’s exhibition

The British Museum is currently hosting a fascinating exhibition looking at life and death in Pompeii and Herculaneum. It will be running until the 29th September 2013, and you can find out further information here.…


Unearthing important research in The Antiquaries Journal archive

In 2012 the archives of Archaeologia, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of London and The Antiquaries Journal were published on Cambridge Journals Online.…


How to get your book published, part 3

Cambridge University Press Social Science Publisher John Haslam offers a few final notes on getting your first book ready for publication.  In his posts, John focuses on revised theses and other first books, but many of the issues are common across all publishing proposals.…


Vesalius Revisited: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica – A Remarkable Discovery

A momentous history of medicine article appears in a recent issue  of Medical History journal, which is housed in the Centre for Global Health Histories at York: ‘Vesalius Revised: His Annotations to the 1555 Fabrica’ by Professor Vivian Nutton.…