|Name Neil Faulkner|
|Books A Visitor's Guide to the Ancie, A Marxist History of the World, Apocalypse: The Great Jewish R, Rome: Empire of the Eagle, The Decline and Fall o|
Education King's College, Cambridge
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Neil Faulkner, FSA is a British archaeologist, historian, writer, lecturer, broadcaster, and political activist.
- Neil faulkner a brief history of the world festival of dangerous ideas
- Television appearances
Educated at King’s College, Cambridge and the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, Faulkner was a school teacher before becoming an archaeologist.
He is currently a Research Fellow at the University of Bristol, Editor of Military History Monthly, and Co-director of the Great Arab Revolt Project (in Jordan) and the Sedgeford Historical and Archaeological Research Project (in Norfolk, England). On 22 May 2008, he was elected a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London (FSA).
Originally trained as a Romanist, he has been excavating an Anglo-Saxon site in Norfolk since 1996 (SHARP). In 2016, he completed a ten-year field project looking at the military campaigns of Lawrence of Arabia in southern Jordan (the Great Arab Revolt Project).
The author of many articles and numerous academic papers, his ten books include The Decline and Fall of Roman Britain; Apocalypse: the great Jewish revolt against Rome; Rome: empire of the eagles; A Visitor’s Guide to the Ancient Olympics; A Marxist History of the World: from Neanderthals to Neoliberals; and Digging Sedgeford: a people’s archaeology. His latest book is Lawrence of Arabia’s War (Yale University Press).
Faulkner appears frequently on television, both at home and abroad. His TV work includes Channel Four's Time Team, BBC2's Timewatch, and Sky Atlantic's The British. He appears as both academic specialist and political commentator. He has recently made several short history documentaries for Tariq Ali's regular Telesur series The World Today.
Faulkner is a Marxist and a revolutionary socialist activist. Having previously been a long-standing member of the Socialist Workers Party and then a member of Counterfire, he left in order to set up Brick Lane Debates and the Left Book Club. He has recently joined the Labour Party. He is active in Momentum, and has been centrally involved in popularising the "Corbynomics".