My research publications span both academic journals and books and popular magazines. These include:
For a list of my academic publications visit my UCL staff page; most of my publications are available and free to read online. You can also access them here.
My first book, Archaeologists in Print, was published by UCL Press in June 2018.
My second book (co-edited with Katy Soar) is an anthology. Strange Relics: Stories of Archaeology and the Supernatural will be published by Handheld Press in 2022.
I have been blogging on my research at www.readingroomnotes.com since 2013. Topics include the histories of archaeology (of course), women in archaeology, artists in archaeology, popular archaeology publishing as well as exhibitions, tourism, shopping, food and archives. In addition, my guest posts on these subjects have been published at:
For posts from my role as Research Officer at the Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology at the University of Reading, visit the Ure Museum's research blog "Ure Routes".
You can also find me tweeting about my research @amalexathorn.
Conference & Seminar Papers
June 2021: "Caribbean Collections Histories - Archaeology and Empire", New Directions in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Art Series 4 [Online]
Dec 2020: "Archaeology Books for Children: A Brief and Partial History"; Exploring Collections, Archaeology and Empire - Creating Narratives for Younger Audiences, past, present and future [Online].
July 2020: "Excavating Garstang: Constructing the 'Egypt in Reading' exhibition at the Ure Museum", Egypt Exploration Society Digital Events.
March 2020: "A Flock of Fellows: Introducing some of the early women FSAs", 100 Years of Female Antiquaries event, Society of Antiquaries, London.
January 2020: Panellist, Libraries, Archives and Collections: Changing the Narrative: Heritage, Culture and Change, The Africa Centre, London.
December 2019: "Canonising Archaeology? a publishing history." Theoretical Archaeology Group (TAG) Conference, University College London.
October 2019: "Archives, Texts and the Spade", Archives & Texts Seminar Series, Centre for Book Cultures and Publishing, University of Reading.
October 2019: "Archaeology and Archives", Curating our own Heritage: Workshop on histories and archives of maritime archaeology, University of Southampton.
July 2019: "Founding visions: the SPHS between Hellenic scholarship and philhellenism" (with Dr Katherine Harloe) 15th Fédération internationale des associations d’études classiques/Classical Association Conference, London, United Kingdom.
June 2019: "Editing and Illustrating: Women and Popular Archaeology Publishing" Women in Publishing Symposium, University of Reading.
April 2019: "Scripting Spadework: Publishing Archaeology in the late 19th and early 20th centuries" Archaeology, Museums and Collections: Exploring the Institutionalisation of Archaeology Seminars, King's College London.
March 2019: "Petra's First Dig" Current Archaeology Live! Conference, University of London (Senate House).
March 2019: "Touring Egyptian Archaeology: Exploring the history of guidebooks to Egypt" Archaeological beginnings in Egypt: foundations and communications, National Museums Scotland.
October 2018: "Archaeology at Macmillan"
Faithful to Our Task: 175 Years of Macmillan Publishing Conference, Institute of English Studies, University of London.
July 2017: "Harkness at the Museum"
Travel, Translation and Communication, 9th Annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, University of London.
August 2016: "The Archaeologist as Celebrity"
Life-Writing and Celebrity Session, European Society for the Study of English Conference 2016, National University of Ireland, Galway
July 2016: "Women, Archaeology and the Book"
Reassessing Women’s Writing of the 1880s and 1890s, International Centre for Victorian Women’s Writing, Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
April 2016: "The Field on the Page: How Archaeologists Scripted Spadework"
Global Histories of Archaeology in the Field Conference, Institute of Latin American Studies, University of London
April 2016: "A Foreign Field: How Archaeologists Shaped and Reshaped the News"
The Object Habit: Legacies of Fieldwork and the Museum, Artefacts of Excavation project conference, UCL Institute of Archaeology
December 2015: "Artists as Archaeologists"
Overlooked Women Artists and Designers, 1851-1918, Tate Britain British Art Network Seminar, University of Glasgow
September 2015: "Exhibiting Archaeology: the past of public engagement"
Digging for the Future Workshop, Berliner Antike-Kolleg, Berlin
July 2015: "Ephemera in the Archives"
Using Museum Archives Workshop, The British Museum
May 2015: "Women Writing Archaeology"
Victorian Travel and Imperial Spaces: A Symposium, University of Kent - Canterbury
April 2015: "Flinders Petrie's Periodical Egypt"
Current Research in Egyptology XIV: Travel in Ancient Egypt Conference, University of Oxford
May 2013: "Public Egypt: London society, exhibitions and lectures in the late 19th and early 20th centuries"
Forming Material Egypt: Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference, University College London
January 2013: "Spirited Ladies: Women, Psychical Research and Psychology in the early 20th century"
Psychical Research and Parapsychology in the History of Medicine and the Sciences Conference, University College London
June 2012: "Engaging the Public - Past, Present and Future: An Archaeological Case Study"
Sixth Bloomsbury Conference – Scholarly Outreach, Impact and Outcomes, University College London
May 2012: "'...a certain faculty for extricating cash': Collective Sponsorship in late 19th and early 20th century archaeology"
Financing Archaeology Workshop, UCL Institute of Archaeology
March 2012: "Reconstructing Networks in the History of Archaeology"
“The Connected Past” Conference, University of Southampton
December 2011: "Archaeological Relations: the 'Heritage' network in British Mandate Palestine and Transjordan"
“The Connected Past: people, networks and complexity in archaeology and history” session, Central TAG Conference, University of Birmingham
November 2011: Tents, Tours and Treks: Archaeologists, Antiquities Services and Tourism in British Mandate Palestine and Transjordan
Tourism as Colonial Policy Workshop, University College London
May 2011: "Fathers and Daughters: Martin and Agnes Conway as 'Educated Tourists'"
Modes of Transport: Travel Writing and Form 1780-1914, King’s College London
May 2011: "Wikipedia and Blogs: New Fields for Archaeological Research?"
Archaeologists and the Digital Workshop, University College London
April 2011: "Exhibition Season: Archaeological Exhibitions 1880-1930"
2011 Visualisation in Archaeology Conference, University of Southampton
September 2010: "Biography, Prosopography, Networks and the History of Archaeology: A Combined Approach"
New Historiographical Approaches to Archaeological Research Workshop, Freie Universität, Berlin
June 2010: "From Cairo to Palestine: Archaeology and Political Networks 1900-1939"
Disciplinary Measures: Histories of Egyptology in a Multi-Disciplinary Context Conference, University College London