Updates on New Content
Every time I add something new to this website I'll write about it here, in this diary. I expect to make content additions fairly regularly.
September 1st 2016 - website launched
September 2nd and 3rd 2016 - additions to Gertrude Bell Project Page and Gertrude Bell Gallery
September 12th 2016 - TRAC papers added
October 3rd 2016 - Roman Palestine - 'Roman Landscapes of the West Bank' page - first draft
October 5th - 6th 2016 - general editing of Home Page, and additions to Roman Landscapes of the West Bank
October 7th 2016 - additions to Jerusalem Gallery. Additions to Roman Landscapes of the West Bank and Roman Israel pages
October 15th 2016 - general editing
November 15th 2016 - general editing including Home Page, and a news update about Scott Vanderbilt's work on digitising to map form the Gazetteer of Roman Villas in Britain.
November 16th-18th - general site editing including repairs to intra-site links, and changes to site lay-out.
November 30th - 10th December - changes to Main Home Page. Working on as yet unpublished blog pieces. BLOG publication dates: estimated mid-late December 2016
December 11th 2016 - TRAC archives page added - original delegate list from 1991 (1st conference in Newcastle) and letter.
December 13th - El's Politics Blog begins.
December 16th - new political blog post; and El's Archaeology Blog begins.
December 17th-19th - added Twitter. Added new TRAC 1 (Newcastle 1991) archival info.
December - Twitter activated.
January 7th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - Greenham Common Peace Camp, space and material culture, women's history, competing masculinities
January 14th - Political Blog - 'The Knives Are Out For You, Eleanor'.
January 16th - Political Blog - Hancock and the 'Independent' Blue Letter
January 18th - some Archaeology of Infant Death pages under review (disabled for time being)
January 25th - Political Blog - Why Weren't Hancock's Texts Enough?
February 6th - new photo added to Gertrude Bell Project page (Auguste Salzmann 1854, Damascus Gate interior) and some new text
February 9th 2017 - Gertrude Bell - More Than 'A Free Booting Scholar'. Archive article added
February 10th 2017 - Political Blog - Neil Gaiman - An Apology (piece about Lib Dem Cabinet shenanigans in Portsmouth)
February 12th 2017 - 'Romano-British Villas and the Social Construction of Space'. Article from Social Archaeology of Houses 1990
February 14th 2017 - El's Urban Garden & Food Blog begins. 'The Power of the Small Urban Garden'. Food history and food politics, set in a small urban garden in Fratton, Portsmouth UK
February 17th 2017 - Urban Garden & Food Blog - Growing Chillies In Britain And What To Do With Them
February 18th 2017 - Political Blog - From Nuttall To Hancock - The Strange Arts Of The Political CV
February 21st 2017 - 'Animal and Infant Burials on Romano-British Villas: a Revitalization Movement'. Article from Sacred and Profane 1991
February 24th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - Beadlam Roman Villa - Unpicking an Archaeological Site (Show Houses and Quantum Archaeology)
February 26th 2017 - Archaeology of Infant Death - 'Images and Contexts of Infants and Infant Burials: some thoughts on some cross-cultural evidence' 1990 Archaeological Review from Cambridge 11:1
March 1st 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Yomper'
March 2nd 2017 - Urban Garden & Food Blog - 'March in the Urban Garden'
March 16th 2017 - 'Wells on Villa Sites in Roman Britain'
March 21st 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Experimental Archaeology - building the first Iron Age roundhouse at Castell Henllys, Pembs, Wales, 1981'. A piece written for my daughter Maddy - from 21 to 21. Happy birthday.
March 28th 2017 - 'Inventing TRAC'
April 19th 2017 - 'The Death of Gertrude Bell'
April 20th 2017 - Urban Garden & Food Blog - 'April in the Urban Garden'
April 28th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Excavation - Let's talk about the Mental and Physical Challenges'
May 2nd 2017 - Politics Blog - 'Tam Langley - the best Lib Dem MP this city never had'
May 29th 2017 - Politics Blog - 'Shaddock Vs Hunt - the Rumble in Hancock's Jungle'
June 13th 2017 - Urban Life Blog - 'Urban Crow Rescue - Mortimer's Story'
June 15th 2017 - general editing and updates to home pages; and postscript to crow story
June 18th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Writing Roman Britain in 1,200 Words - aka Writing for Encyclopedias'
June 28th 2017 - 1st July 2017 - editing of format of main home page (the hub)
July 9th 2017 - Postscript #2 update to Mortimer's Story (rescue crow) in Urban Life Blog. Mortimer lives!
July 20th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - Excavation Challenges: Food, Fieldwork and Difference [now in Dig Food Blog]
July 22nd 2017 - Archaeology Blog - postscript to 'Yomper' - news is that statue is staying put
July 22nd 2017 - Urban Life Blog - 'Spring into Summer in the Urban Garden'
August 2nd 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Please Feed The Archaeologists (Recipes 4 All)' [now in Dig Food Blog]
August 16th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Archaeological Dig Food - Vegan Special' [now in Dig Food Blog]
August 19th 2017 - Site Maintenance and Editing - Main Home Page And Hub split into: main home page hub; about this website; and copyright
August-Sept 2017 - general site editing and maintenance
September 23rd 2017 - Politics Blog - 'Reflections on a Resignation - Football, Politics and Chucking Women under the Bus'
October 9th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Dig Food - Vegan, Gluten-Free and Type2-Friendly: Prep & Store Cupboard' [now in Dig Food Blog]
October 24th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'A Week Of Fieldwork Recipes - Vegan, Gluten-Free And Type2-Friendly [now in Dig Food Blog]
October 24th 2017 - separated out Dig Food Blog from main Archaeology Blog
November 8th 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Gertrude Bell, Photographer - from Jerusalem to the Dead Sea'
November 13th 2017 - Politics Blog - 'If The Lib Dems Care About Women's Well-Being, They've Got A Funny Way Of Showing It'
December 17th 2017 - Politics Blog - "The Best Deal We Could Get" - The Role of Alistair Carmichael MP, in a Scandal'
December 22nd 2017 - Archaeology Blog - 'Gertrude Bell's Christmas in Bethlehem, 1899'
January 20th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'The Intriguing Roman Villa at Norton Disney - a Conundrum under Threat'
January 31st 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'Three Burials at Norton Disney - and the End of Roman Villas in Britain'
February 15th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'What is a Roman Villa?'
March 7th 2018 - Politics Blog - 'A History Lesson from Gertrude Bell to the Lib Dems - Hancock and Armenian Genocide Denial'
Mid-march till Late-april - some major surgery came calling
April 30th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'Polyandry in Late Iron Age and Roman Britain - Myth or Reality?'
May 1st 2018 - PhD thesis 'Aspects of the Roman Villa as a Form of British Settlement', Newcastle University 1988 - detailed contents
May 3rd 2018 - Politics Blog - 'The Liberal Democrat MPs, An Alleged 'Russian Spy', And Their Teeny Tiny London Flat'
May 16th 2018 - Politics Blog - 'Gerald Vernon-Jackson and his Hancockian Resurgence to Lead a Lib Dem Portsmouth'
May 19th 2018 - Politics Blog - 'Shout Out to the Lib Dems who Want to 'Just Move On' - You Are the Story Now'
May 22nd 2018 - Politics Blog - 'Hancock's Back'
May 23rd 2018 - Politics Blog - 'Hancock Calling - and He's Got Gerald's Number'
May 25th 2018 - Politics Blog - 'Too Unwell To Talk, Not Too Unwell To Speak - Hancock's Still Spinning'
June 18th 2018 - minor edits, Main Hub Page
June 18th 2018 - Dig Food Blog - 'Fieldwork Food and Diabetes'
June 24th 2018 - Urban Life Blog - 'An Urban Fledgling Blackbird - and Loss of Habitat'
June 26th 2018 - Urban Life Blog - 'The Urban Bat - Challenges Ahead'
June 29th 2018 - minor site edits
June 30th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'Rape - the Use and Misuse of Ideas about Sexual Violence'
June 30th 2018 - 'On the Incompleteness of Archaeological Narratives' (chapter from Invisible People and Places: writing gender and childhood into European Archaeology eds Jenny Moore and Eleanor Scott)
June 30th 2018 - 'Rape - the Use of Misuse of Narratives of Sexual Violence - (includes paper from Indecent Exposure: sexuality, society and the archaeological record ed Lynne Bevan)
July 5th 2018 - additions to Jerusalem Gallery
July 13th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'The "Gods of Old" - and the Power of Community Archaeology'
July 14th 2018 - updates to Biog
July 27th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - 'Museums, Children and Violence - Boudicca in Colchester'
SUMMER RECESS - working on three books, planed for online publication 2018-19 (On: Gertrude Bell; Archaeology of Children; Inclusive Archaeological Practice - Food.)
October 13th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - ‘Gertrude Bell - in Search of the “Real Woman’’’
October 22nd 2018 - Urban Life Blog - ‘Preserving a Tomato Glut - Blanch, Peel and Freeze’
October 25th 2018 - Politics Blog - ‘The Politics of … Student Housing’
November 15th 2018 - Archaeology Blog - ‘Gertrude Bell’s WW1 - Beginnings’
December 22nd 2018 - Archaeology Blog - ‘Gertrude Bell 1914-15 - Christmas in France, A New Year in Purgatory’
January 18th 2019 - Archaeology Blog - ‘Fine Dining in the Desert with Gertrude Bell’
March 14th 2019 - Politics Blog - ‘Did Mumsnet Just Hand Penny Mordaunt Her Arse?’
March 16th 2019 - Politics Blog - ‘Did Mumsnet Catch Out Penny Mordaunt Over Turkey “Lies”’?
April 8th 2019 - Politica Blog - ‘Penny Mordaunt, THAT Mumsnet Webchat, And A Brewing Children’s Safeguarding Scandal’
May 2nd 2019 - Politics Blog - ‘Penny Mordaunt, Defence Secretary - Has Theresa May Replaced One Gaffe-Prone 'Liar' With Another?’
June 20th 2019 - Urban Life Blog - ‘The Crow Family at the Newcome Arms, Portsmouth’ (updated July 4th)
July 9th 2019 - Archaeology Blog - ‘The Prehistoric Infants of Wadi Kubbaniya – Making Young Lives Visible’ (link to guest blog on The History Girls website)