My first book, Archaeologists in Print: Publishing for the People, has been published today by UCL Press. It's available to read for free, open access, via UCL Press's website. You can also purchase a paperback or hardback copy, should you want one, from the same link.
The book is the culmination of a research project on the history of popular publishing in archaeology, which was funded through a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship, which I held from 2013 to 2016. Focusing on the late 19th and early-mid 20th centuries, I explore the varied ways in which British archaeologists (men and women, many working primarily overseas) wrote about archaeology for a non-scholarly audience. Along the way, Archaeologists in Print reveals the personal histories of many archaeologist-authors during this time period, drawing on extensive research in archives, as well as lots and lots of newspapers. It connects this archaeological publishing history to wider cultural, social, political and economic contexts, including travel and tourism, education, gender, professional development, communication technologies and imperialism.
I've encountered many fascinating texts and authors through researching and writing this book. You can find more discussion of some of them by going through the entries on this blog, which I began when I started the postdoc in 2013.