Events Calendar
Mar 15
17:00 - 18:00
Humanities for Hire - Writing History and Getting Published
Humanities for Hire
Simon Elliott and Amanda Thomas

This special Humanities for Hire event will feature Kent alumni who have gone onto to successful publishing careers with a focus on history. The event will consist of a panel with a Q&A session, followed by a drinks reception and opportunity for book signing.

Amanda J. Thomas is an author, linguist and historian with a particular interest in social and medical history. She is an alumni of the University of Kent, graduating with a degree in Italian.

Her books include Cholera - The Victorian Plague (Pen & Sword History, 2015), The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London (McFarland, 2009); she also contributed to Dr Andrew Hann's The Medway Valley: A Kent Landscape Transformed (Victoria County History, 2009).

Her broadcast work includes The Flying Archaeologist (BBC4, 2012), Who Do You Think You Are? (Wall to Wall Media/BBC1, 2012-13), and The One Show (BBC, 2016). Amanda is also editor of the historical journal, The Clock Tower, for The Friends of Medway Archives and Local Studies Centre, and editorial consultant to Harpendia magazine.

Her next book will be The Non-Conformist Revolution (Pen & Sword History, forthcoming).

Dr Simon Elliott is an author, historian, archaeologist and Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Kent where he studied for his PhD in Classical & Archaeological Studies on the subject of the Roman military in Britain. He is a trustee of the Council for British Archaeology.

He published his first book, Sea Eagles of Empire: The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain (History Press, 2016) while still studying for his doctorate. The book subsequently won Military History Magazine's Book of the Year Award. His second book, Empire State: How the Roman Military Built an Empire (Oxbow Books, 2017) swiftly followed.

His latest book Septimius Severus in Scotland: The Northern Campaigns of the First Hammer of the Scots (Greenhill Press, 2018) is to be published this year.

Dr Steve Willis, from the Department of Classical & Archaeological Studies, will be chairing this event. 


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