Prof Amy French is now the Roaming Historian!

Travel Through History with Prof Amy French is now the Roaming Historian!!! In order to better reflect my dual lives as a travel blogger and professional historian, I have changed the name of my website and social media accounts to the Roaming Historian. The new website is: roaminghistorian.com (but don't worry if you are still… Continue reading Prof Amy French is now the Roaming Historian!


Archaeology–my first love

My first memory as a child was of an Egyptian mummified cat. I was three or four and can still vividly remember how it looked. I had lots of questions: Was it a pet? Was it from a royal family? Was it a god?  Pretty odd stuff for a little kid from a Christian, working-class… Continue reading Archaeology–my first love


Women Who Dared

We recently finished our annual celebration of Women's History Month; it is a month that always brings me joy. A month when women's contributions to history are recognized. This was not always so. Until Title IX of the 1972 Education Amendments, it was lawful to exclude or prohibit women from studying in certain fields; they… Continue reading Women Who Dared