Author Archives: Rebecca Darley

About Rebecca Darley

Rebecca Darley is a historian and writer. She is a Fellow Royal Historical Society and the Royal Numismatic Society and has published numerous book chapters and articles. She writes informally about the value of history in her Substack newsletter, Coffee With Clio. You can also follow Coffee With Clio on Instagram (@coffee_with_clio). Rebecca published her first work of fiction, Better Than This, under the pen name Rose Marzin at Lucid Dreamer Publications in 2022 and continues to work on fiction projects alongside her historical writing. You can follow Rose Marzin on Instagram (@rose_marzin).

The Byzantine Empire and the Shape of Afro-Eurasia Today (and Tomorrow)

This is a lecture delivered on 24th May 2022 on behalf of the UK Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies (SPBS) and the Austrian Association of Byzantine Studies. It is being temporarily hosted by BEMA before it can be … Continue reading

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David Talbot-Rice in Nicaea

Contained in the David Talbot-Rice archive at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts are a collection of photographs and notes relating to Nicaea, including work for publication or presentation by Talbot-Rice and some images by G. Berggren. It is not … Continue reading

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David Talbot-Rice Trebizond (again!)

  This is to announce that all of David Talbot-Rice’s images of Trebizond from the archive kept by the Barber Institute of Fine Arts have now been transferred from Flickr to our main site. The full set of 189 images … Continue reading

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David Talbot-Rice excavations at the Myrelaion

This gallery contains 42 photos.

This album contains the scanned pages of David Talbot-Rice’s notebook from the excavation of the Myrelaion in the 1920s in Istanbul. Some of the final pages are loose and may not be in the original order in which they were … Continue reading

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David Talbot-Rice Trebizond

This gallery contains 187 photos.

A total of 187 images from David Talbot-Rice’s travels in Trebizond have been scanned here from photographs held at the Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham. Many preserve a record of wall-paintings now much deteriorated, as well as intimate images … Continue reading

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David Talbot-Rice Brick Stamps

This gallery contains 48 photos.

David Talbot-Rice did groundbreaking work on brick stamps as a means of dating and grouping the materials used for buildings in Byzantine Constantinople. These 48 images are taken from his research negatives.      

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The Lost Box

by Rebecca Darley In 2015 images from the Birmingham East Mediterranean Archive featured in a series of workshops, called ‚Research in Translation‘, which I had the opportunity to participate in. These examined the translation of research into exhibition. The meetings held for … Continue reading

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Initial support

BEMA is delighted to announce that we have received generous support for the purchase of scanning equipment and other start-up costs from Prof. (emeritus) Anthony Bryer. We hope to present the first results of this investment by summer 2015 in … Continue reading

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