Saturday, 5 January 2013

Saturday, 13 October 2012

Eye on the Needle

Filming for 'Eye on the Needle' resumes this week, after a brief hiatus for other projects. We're excited about getting our teeth back into this project, and I'm equally keen to try out my post-training skills in front of camera. It's a steep learning curve, this tv stuff, but exciting when you get a bunch of rushes, and rewarding to see a final product on the horizon.

Let's hope we can do some good with it.

Thursday, 11 October 2012

New Website

My new website is now live. Aimed primarily at our media friends, this is the home to my projects (the upcoming documentary, Eye on the Needle, my forthcoming book, 'Profane Egyptologists', and forthcoming radio shows and public lectures).

Watch this space for news on upcoming shows. I will continue to post here, less sporadically than before, I hope, once I've done an overhaul on the aesthetics.

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

New Website

Primarily aimed at our media friends, I'm putting a new site together as a form of online resumé/snapshot of 'me, me, me!' I hope that together with Past Preservers, it will help make my work more visible to folks seeking ruggedly handsome Egyptologists. Well...a man can dream.

It also, more importantly, will host interviews and videos of me promoting aspects of the research, including my upcoming publication of 'Profane Egyptologists: The Reconstruction of Ancient Egyptian Religion', the 'Eye on the Needle' documentary (watch this space) and my comic book project in association with Dr Will Brooker's (aka 'Dr Batman') forthcoming DCU parody, 'My So-Called Secret Identity'. . I hope this will make the works more accessible to anybody interested in these subject, including the participants who very kindly gave their time to help me complete my thesis on ancient Egyptian religion.

Watch this space...

Monday, 27 February 2012

Interviewed on Resonance FM for Egypt in Comic Books.

For those of you who missed me waxing comics-lyrical last night on Resonance FM, here's a link to the podcast, which covers aspects of the use of Egypt in modern comic books.

Big thanks to Alex Fitch of Resonance FM for putting this up so quickly!


Thursday, 23 February 2012

Egypt and Comics: Mythology and Pop Art Reflections

"Asterix, Tintin, Thundercats, Dr Fate, Promethea and Hawkman - comics have engaged with Egypt in a range of different ways. In this talk Dr Paul Harrison analyses the manner in which Western conceptions of Egypt, heritage and legacy are portrayed in mainstream comics. Q & A included"

As advertised on the BBC,

The last one was standing room only, so please ensure you get there early. I have high hopes for this one,

Dr P


It is with great pleasure that I announce the successful attainment of my PhD. There are many of you who contributed to my research over the last four years, some of whom were instrumental (you know who you are) and to you guys I offer a huge thank you.

I know it cannot have been easy to trust an unknown entity, particularly an academic, entrenched within a hegemonic 'positivist' discipline, but I'm very grateful that you did, and I would like to assure everybody that the subjects of reconstructed and revived Egyptian religion, Egyptian Paganism, and Kemeticism received serious and balanced discussion in my work (which will be available in publication soon enough).

I also offer thanks to those academics and friends who have helped me out along the way. You know who you are.


Dr Paul Harrison, BSc MA PhD