The Roman period Crosby Garrett helmet, which I was lucky enough to do some superficial analysis on in 2010, will be part of the Royal Academy's Bronze exhibition which runs until the 9th of December 2012. The RA have used the title of the exhibition - Bronze - to refer to any object made of … Continue reading Chance to see the Crosby Garrett Helmet
On Friday 29th I took part in the Day of Archaeology - a large project with 400 archaeologists blogging about what they get up to in their day. You can find my post here. I was really pleased to be involved, as the aims of the project are admirable - to create a way for … Continue reading Day of Archaeology 2011
For anyone who's interested in the study of ancient and indeed industrial metal working and production, can I recommend the lovely Historical Metallurgy Society? I am obviously a little biased in this respect as I am involved with the Society, but that's because; a) the work they help to publish and coordinate is really interesting, … Continue reading Historical Metallurgy Society
The Historical Metallurgy Society introduces Royalty, Religion and Rust! Spring Meeting and AGM. 4th-5th June 2011. Helmsley, North Yorkshire We are interested in any papers covering metallurgy in any form (archaeological, historical, scientific or practical reconstructions). Papers on both ferrous and non-ferrous papers welcome from any place or period of time as long as they … Continue reading HMS Spring Meeting – Royalty, religion and rust
Turns out that whomever is in charge of the Institute's webpages runs news updates, so our little outing to BrightClub was logged on the Institute web pages. I understand that this is rather minor and unimportant, but it still rather makes me smile! You can find it here: Institute staff and students join UCL's BrightClub. … Continue reading BrightClub update
I am extremely pleased to say we have confirmed the last chairperson for the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting, 2010! In total we have four sessions being chaired by; Justine Bayley, Duncan Hook (British Museum), Marcos Martinón-Torres (UCL) and David A. Scott (UCLA). I am extremely pleased and grateful to the chairs for … Continue reading Confirmed chair persons for HMS Research in Progress 2010
We are happy to announce to the finalised programme for the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting, 2010! The Annual Research in Progress meeting is designed to allow people working on subjects related to historical, archaeological and industrial metallugy to come and discuss their research in an open and interested atmosphere. Miljana and I … Continue reading Programme for HMS Research in Progress Announced!
I just watched the Christie's auction online. I thought things were going well when lots of the items failed to sell, or went for the lowest estimate. Unfortunately that didn't happen to the Crosby Garrett Roman cavalry helmet that I analysed a couple of weeks ago. In the end it went for a round £2,000,000. … Continue reading Crosby Garrett helmet goes for £2,000,000
Well it's been a busy couple of days here! Things have been a little stressful with the analysis of the Crosby Garret Roman cavalry parade/sports helmet. Not allowed to say much about that unfortunately, but will hopefully update at some point in the distant future after the sale and everything has settled down. The analysis … Continue reading To Huttenberg, and beyond!
As I mentioned previously, I'm organising the one-day, current work in metallurgy conference for the Historical Metallugy Society. We're holding it at UCL, on Wednesday 10th November. This is rather exciting, and we're hoping to get lots of interesting people to speak. I'd particularly like to get a few people from outside academia to come … Continue reading HMS Research in Progress 2010!