I’ve always loved history and read about different aspects of it from being a child. I think if I were going to university now I would choose to study archaeology, but when I did my degree I wanted to study English and was lucky enough to have the opportunity to do a degree where I was able to study history too… but no archaeology!
Now I have started a MOOC (massive open on-line course) run by Brown University on Rhode Island about archaeology; so far I have read articles, and watched videos of lectures, and made a couple of contributions on the forum… being the beginning I’m a little nervous and feeling my way. So far it’s fascinating, really interesting and is looking at different sites across the world, including Pompeii, Crete, and the Mayan culture as well as a site I had never heard of until I started the course called Göbekli Tepe.
I’m a little anxious because I have various time commitments made long before I signed up for the course, meeting friends and cousins for a few days away, going to gigs, days out with the family… as well as keeping up my blog and working on my next book!
I’m sure as I progress through the course i will post more about what I’ve learned and what I’ve been doing, in the meantime, to use a historic phrase, I’m digging it!