Research Diary – Pollen Count

Quercus... (Wikimedia Commons) Well, I didn't do anything for two weeks, so I hadn't kept a diary, but this week has been super busy. Because of this I have also decided to stop titling this series by date, because the reality is it quite difficult to be consistent in doing this. Events and Milestones I … Continue reading Research Diary – Pollen Count


Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

It's all Greek to me... Refining my MA dissertation has been an ongoing task throughout the year, some of my ideas have already been posted my blog (here, here and here). This week marked the end of my taught units with my last exam (Intensive Greek), and the start of intensive research. This research diary … Continue reading Research Diary – 25/05/2020 – 31/05/2020

Technology and Egyptology

I have recently started a module called 'Historical Studies of Ancient Egypt' and part of the assessment is to write a short post on a given topic, and I thought it would be cool to post my ideas here. This weeks topic is about Technology and Egyptology.  As someone who is addicted to Twitter, I have … Continue reading Technology and Egyptology

Seminars: How to get the most out of them

This article was co-written with Elizabeth Miers (@ElizabethMiers4).  I was reading an article in the New Statesman (I will be writing more about this article later in the year) about the “Great University Con.” One sentence that stuck out to me was this: ‘“And then you sit in these silent seminars, with people who don’t want … Continue reading Seminars: How to get the most out of them

Some useful texts for Ancient Historians and Archaeologists

As the beginning of the academic year commences, I thought it worth thinking about what books a student hoping to do Ancient History or Classics might need. By the end of my first year at uni, my straining shelves held over one hundred books, so I know which are essential and which are a waste … Continue reading Some useful texts for Ancient Historians and Archaeologists