Old pilchards and Cornish industrial fishing heritage

Industrial heritage in Cornwall is completely dominated by mining, and most of that is heavily focused on tin mining and china clay extraction as opposed to that of other metals and minerals such as copper, arsenic and so on. Even more neglected is Cornwall’s fishing and fish processing heritage. The Cornish Quaysude¬†gallery in the National… Continue reading Old pilchards and Cornish industrial fishing heritage

Material worlds of the Mediterranean coming soon

I recently received the happy news that my article, ‘Material Worlds: The Shared Cultures of Southern Italy and its Mediterranean Neighbours in the Tenth to Twelfth Centuries’, will be published in the peer-reviewed journal Al-Masaq. Islam and the Medieval Mediterranean, published by Routledge. It will appear in the third issue of volume 23 later this… Continue reading Material worlds of the Mediterranean coming soon

I like Creative Spaces

Creative Spaces does. No poking, no sheep throwing, no nonsense. The two posts below and the several comments are enough to set out the different views of Creative Spaces, or the National Museums Online Learning Project. I am not going to respond to the various criticisms leveled at the project as they do a good… Continue reading I like Creative Spaces