EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY'S HISTORY, CLASSICS AND ARCHAEOLOGY MAGAZINE
Senior Editorial Team EDITOR-IN-CHIEFTristan Craig Studies: MA (Hons) Ancient and Medieval History, 4th Year Tristan is a fourth-year Ancient and Medieval History student whose research interests centre on cross-cultural interaction between the Anglo-Saxons and Scandinavian diaspora during the Early Middle Ages, with an emphasis on examining identity through the archaeological record and their literary output…
Georgia Smith explores themes of gender, sex, and the self in a review of the 2022 film “Blonde”, which tells a fictionalized account of Marilyn Monroe’s life.
Once belonging to Queen Elizabeth I, the Chequers Ring has prompted intrigue – not least concerning the identity of the woman whose portrait sits alongside the monarch. Naomi Wallace discusses the theories surrounding this captivating piece.
Written by Etta Coleman. The art of tattooing has a long and nuanced history, intimately linked with the cultures who permanently inscribed ink into the flesh. Etta Coleman explores the origins of this art form and its global spread.
Written by Georgia Smith. Wes Anderson’s 2021 film, ‘The French Dispatch’ satirises youth political culture in the 1960s through depicting the events surrounding the final edition of ‘The French Dispatch’ in a fictional newspaper. Georgia Smith reviews the film, asking how satire can tell an impactful and important story.
Written by Alex Smith. In part four of this series, Alex Smith explores the nature of the Gospels, asking whether they should be considered as ancient biographies, and weighing up scholarship on the subject.
Written by Kat Jivkova. The turn of the century cultural exchange between the US and Japan led to over-processed views on some elements of each culture. This can be seen and analysed through Ryu Murakami’s 1997 novel, “In the Miso Soup”.
Written by Kat Jivkova. Peter Higgs, the physicist responsible for the discovery of the Higgs boson, is celebrated in a plaque at his former Edinburgh residence. Now an Emeritus Professor at the University of Edinburgh, Higgs’ exceptional advancements in the field saw him awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2013.