A discussion of the people, excavations, research and events associated with the British School at Athens
Friday, 25 April 2014
A God in Every Stone: Kamila Shamsie
Kamila Shamsie's latest novel, A God in Every Stone (Bloomsbury), has just been published in the UK. Part of it is set on an excavation in Turkey during July 1914 where Vivian Rose Spencer is excavating a temple of Zeus.
I was delighted to receive a mention in the acknowledgements and a pointer to my Sifting the Soil of Greece. [See details]
David Gill is Professor of Archaeological Heritage and Director of Heritage Futures at the University of Suffolk. He was a Rome Scholar at the British School at Rome and a Sir James Knott Fellow at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne. He was subsequently part of the Department of Antiquities at the Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge, and Reader in Mediterranean Archaeology, Swansea University. He holds the Archaeological Institute of America's Outstanding Public Service Award (2012).
The History of the British School at Athens forms part of an on-going research project (initially on the period from 1886 until the end of the First World War).
If you wish to cite any of the material provided here please contact me at my university email address (under useful links). Citations should take the form: David W.J. Gill, Title of Posting, bsahistory.blogspot.com (date of posting).