UK GIS layers and Roman map data

For the last week or so I have been experimenting with something old and something new: GIS. In particular, since I have finally given in and bought a laptop capable of handling complex tasks without freezing, I've installed ArcMap. This is a piece of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) software produced by ESRI, which is hideously … Continue reading UK GIS layers and Roman map data

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Chance to see the Crosby Garrett Helmet

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

TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture

Context Being a Teaching Assistant has led to a few realisations in the last few months. One particularly noteworthy point occurred last week. A colleague and I were covering a two hour lecture in the Introduction to Roman archaeology course for first year undergraduates. The course itself is core for the Classical Archaeology students, and … Continue reading TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture