In the news: Amelia Peabody, ‘Time to Eat the Dogs,’ finding land mines
- Dr. Kathleen Sheppard’s essay, “Will the Real Amelia Peabody Please Stand Up?” is published in the Jan. 18 issue of Lady Science magazine. It covers the historical foundation of Elizabeth Peters’ popular mysteries about Egyptologist Amelia Peabody, a fictional character in a mystery series. Sheppard is also featured in a podcast, “The Egyptologist” on the exploration history blog, “Time to Eat the Dogs.” During the podcast, Sheppard talks about Margaret Murray, an archaeologist during the golden age of Egyptian Archaeology. Sheppard, an associate professor of history and political science, is author of The Life of Margaret Alice Murray: A Woman’s Work in Archaeology.
- Doctoral student Paul Manley’s research on using changes in plant health to detect unexploded landmines is featured in an Engineering.com article. The article by Meghan Brown, “How Plant Health Can Be Used to Detect Land Mines,” was posted on the site on Jan. 24.