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  • The three most recent Handbooks to the Pilgrimages of Hadrian's Wall  (published 1999, 2009, and 2019), have all been digitised and are available on Frontiers of the Roman Empire website, hosted by the University of Vienna, along with a wealth of other interesting material. Follow this link for the right page. (It is in German, but if you scroll down below the first few publications you will quickly come to the Handbooks, with their titles in English).
  • Archaeopress has taken over the publication of the multi-language series of books on the Frontiers of the Roman Empire, edited by our past President David Breeze. The 12 existing books will be brought together in a series together with 8 further titles in the pipeline. Archaeopress will seek to keep all up-to-date and make them available online. The publication of the next 4 in the series, on Egypt, the Eastern frontier, the Saxon Shore/Maritime Coast and Wales, has been made possible through the generous support of our member Richard Beleson.
  • A new book giving comprehensive details of Roman County Durham, by our member David Mason has been published by Durham County Council. It is available now from their Record Office, at £37.50.
  • A historical review by The Lancet’s psychiatry offshoot has been published, comparing the tactics of protecting the public against threats in World War II (with bombing) and today (with Covid-19).
  • The Northumbrian magazine’s June 2020 issue contains a lengthy article by our member Diana Whaley, about the Name Books project which she and many other members have been engaged in, transcribing documents from the Ordnance Survey mapping exercise in Northumberland in the 1860s. Available on subscription or in newsagents.
  • What Happened to West End Schools during Wartime? is the title of a new factsheet from St James Heritage and Environment Group. It includes a copy of a letter from the King to all schoolchildren; another of these was included among the Blair Papers bought at auction by the Antiquaries in 2019.
  • The Co-operative College, chaired by July 2020 speaker Nigel Todd, has assembled a resource ‘bank’ of materials as part of their response to Black Lives Matter. It includes a link to a series of short films presented for the BBC in 2019 by historian David Olusoga exploring critical moments in Black British history from 1919 that have been forgotten or rarely discussed. There is also an article by Nigel himself, first published in 1987, on Black people on Tyneside in the 1860s

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