Recent articles on Cornwall

In From a Cornish Study (2017), I included an extended 45 page essay providing a critical review of the academic literature on Cornwall in the period from 2000 to 2016. My intention here is to supplement that by occasional (slightly) critical summaries of articles that are unlikely to be widely known or easily accessible and that have appeared since From a Cornish Study was published.

Here’s the current list …

Bart Zwegers, ‘Goldmine or bottomless pitt? Exploiting Cornwall’s mining heritage’, Journal of Tourism, Heritage & Services Marketing 4 (1) (2018), pp.15-22.

S.J.Drake, ‘Since the time of King Arthur: gentry identity and the commonalty of Cornwall c.1300-c.1420’, Historical Research 91 (2018), pp.236-254.

Emily Beaumont and David Brown, ‘“It’s the sea and the beach more than anything for me”: local surfer’s [sic] and the construction of community and communitas in a rural Cornish seaside village’, Journal of Rural Studies 59 (2018), 58-66.

Rebecca Gill and Cornelis Muller, ‘The limits of agency: Emily Hobhouse’s international activism and the politics of suffering’, Journal of South African and American Studies 19 (2018), 16-35.

Ian Bailey and Hoayda Darkal, ‘(Not) talking about justice: justice self-recognition and the integration of energy and environmental-social justice into renewable energy siting’, Local Environment 23 (2018), 335-351.

Cameron Moffett, ‘Slate discs at Tintagel Castle: Evidence for post-Roman mead production?’, The Antiquaries Journal 97 (2017), 119-143.

James Ryan, ‘Placing early photography: The work of Robert Hunt in mid-nineteenth century Britain’, History of Photography 41 (2017), 343-361.

Audrey Verma et al., ‘New technological interventions in conservation conflicts: Countering emotions and contested knowledge’, Human Ecology 45 (2017), 683-695

Merryn Davies-Deacon, ‘Names, varieties and ideologies in revived Cornish’, Studia Celtica Posnaniensia, 2 (1) (2017), 81-95.

Andrew Watts et al., ‘Through the sands of time: Beach litter trends from nine cleaned north Cornish beaches’, Environmental Pollution 228 (2017), 416-424.

Simon Young, ‘“Her room was her world”: Nellie Sloggett and North Cornish Folklore’, Journal of Ethnology and Folkloristics 11 (2) (2017), 101-136.

Simon Timberlake, ‘New ideas on the exploitation of copper, tin, gold and lead ores in Bronze Age Britain: The mining, smelting and movement of metal’, Materials and Manufacturing Processes, 32 (2017), 709-727.

Marco Di Cataldo, ‘The impact of EU Objective 1 funds on regional development: evidence from the UK and the prospect of Brexit’, Journal of Regional Science 57 (2017), 814-839.

Oliver J.Padel, Where was Middle Cornish spoken?’, Cambrian Medieval Celtic Studies 74 (2017), 1-32.

If anyone would like to write a similar summary of an article do contact me (at There’s a 750 word limit and I reserve the right to edit any contribution, but other summaries would be very welcome.