Heritage and Landscape, History

The Staffordshire Hoard in ten objects: a selection by Chris Fern and Jenni Butterworth

Warrior Treasure: The Staffordshire Hoard in Anglo-Saxon England is an accessible account of the Staffordshire Hoard research project and its findings. It tells of the discovery of the Hoard, the fundraising campaign to save it for the nation, and the scientific methods used to study it. To celebrate the publication of this book, authors Chris … Continue reading

Heritage and Landscape, History

The Enduring and the Ephemeral by Chris Elliott

Few things are as enduring as obelisks. Cleopatra’s Needles have a history that stretches over thousands of years and in 1878, when one of them was shortly to arrive in London, an anonymous correspondent wrote to The Builder magazine expressing the hope that it would remain “let us hope for long centuries,- erect on the … Continue reading

History, Irish Studies, Political History

Miserable Conflict and Confusion: The Irish Question and the British National Press, 1916-22

Erin Kate Scheopner introduces her new book 'Miserable Conflict and Confusion', offering an in-depth analysis of British national press coverage of the ‘Irish question’ throughout 1916-22. The political question known as the ‘Irish question’ was one of the greatest unresolved issues in British politics from the mid-nineteenth century to the early twentieth. The events of … Continue reading

History

Why Scottish Witches Still Matter

Lawrence Normand, co-author of Witchcraft in Early Modern Scotland, discusses the history of Witchcraft in the context of modern day Scotland. Whilst campaign groups such as The Witches of Scotland have gained momentum by receiving an apology from Nicola Sturgeon, there is a push toward implementing the teaching of this history into the Scottish curriculum. … Continue reading

Art, Enlightenment, History, Jewish Studies

Ancient Objects Spotlight: Reading List

This reading list showcases a collection of books that explore the importance of Ancient objects and the roles they played within their respective societies. As a part of this celebration throughout April we are offering 30% off selected eBook and print books on the Liverpool University Press website with the code ANCIENT30.