Current Issue

Special Issue 10: Myth and Magic: Interdisciplinary Readings of the Reception of Ancient Egypt is now available.

After much hard work by all the individuals involved with this publication, we are proud to announce the publication of the newest issue of JHaC! This issue is the result of a collaboration between JHaC and the international Tea with the Sphinx conference of 2018. The special issue’s editors, Sara Woodward and Liam McLeod, were conference organisers for #Sphinx18 and have worked with contributors to create the below issue, which consists of an editors’ note, a preface by Hon Professor Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol), eight editorial articles, and one book review. To download the issue, or to see a full list of its editorial articles, please see below.


The Myths of Tiye and Nefertiti: the early historiography of the Amarna Period and its popular legacy 
Aidan Dodson (University of Bristol)

‘Older than brooding Egypt or the contemplative Sphinx’: Egypt and the Mythic Past in Alternative Egyptology and the Fiction of H.P. Lovecraft
Jeb J. Card (Miami University)

‘Birmingham Ware’: Ancient Egypt as an Orientalist Construct
Nolwenn Corriou (University Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne)

Tea with King Tut at The Winter Palace Hotel
Kathleen L. Sheppard (Missouri University of Science and Technology)

The Conjuror’s Greatest Show: Belzoni and the Egyptian Hall
Lizzie Glithero-West (The Heritage Alliance)

Ezekiel, Magic and Midwives: A Feminist Biblical Reading
Rosalind Janssen (University College London)

A Biblical Prophecy and the Armour of Horus: The Myth of Horus and Seth in Tomb Raider: The Last Revelation
Maiken Mosleth King (University of Bristol)

The Museum of Lies: Incorrect facts or advancing knowledge of ancient Egypt?
Katharina Zinn (University of Wales Trinity Saint David, Lampeter)

Searching for the Lost Tombs of Egypt, by Chris Naunton
Alice Baddeley (University of Liverpool)