New Book Announcement - 'X Marks the Spot: The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries'
I am excited to announce that Hodder & Stoughton will publish my history of discovery 'X Marks the Spot: The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries' on 25th May 2023
International Lego Classicist 2022
Michael has been named as International Lego Classicist of the year 2022
Michael is the recipient of the 2021 Classical Association Prize for his outstanding work with Classics outreach
Michael has been named as Director of the newly created Warwick Institute of Engagement at the University of Warwick
Michael has been promoted to a Professorship at the University of Warwick in recognition of his achievements in research, teaching, public engagement and outreach
Scott is a lucid teacher who brings the past to life with his effortlessly engaging style.
- The Mail on Sunday.
Michael Scott deftly steers the study of ancient history into the twenty-first century.
- Prof. Walter Scheidel, Stanford University
This is a properly exciting state of the art History TV.
- DAILY EXPRESS
He’s a brilliant historian and communicator ... his new book, X Marks the Spot, is told with the spirit of an explorer and the intellectual rigour of an academic ... an exhilarating and eye-opening read.
- Anna Baty, Hodder & Stoughton Senior Commissioning Editor
Michael, honestly, I do think the students of Warwick are very lucky to have you because your enthusiasm is so fabulous.
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X Marks the Spot – Hay Festival Tuesday 30 May 2023, 5.30pm
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X Marks the Spot (or perhaps never, ever, marks the spot)
My new book – X Marks the Spot: The Story of Archaeology in Eight Extraordinary Discoveries – is coming out on 25th May 2023, published by Hodder and Stoughton. As the eagle-eyed may have spotted, […] Read More