Recently I've been trying to do more on-the-street protest and action, rather than just digital/petitions/donations. I've also realised that London protests and marches are an excellent way to catch-up with friends and family, and that they are most enjoyable when you have someone to share the experience with. With all of the absolute garbage coming … Continue reading March 4 Women was awesome! Why can’t more protests be like this?
Just a quick note to say that I am in the process of updating this site. As you'll notice if you go poking around, most of the information pages (see the grey home bar at the top of the screen) are heinously out of date. Please bear with me as I find the time to go through them, and if you have any questions, feel free to just email me directly (my email address is cunning disguised in the box to the right).
Wow, it's been a while hasn't it? A year and a half! Gosh. My bad. So, what's been going on, you ask? Well, you can see from my previous post that I handed in my thesis at the end of March 2015. I passed my viva in June 2015. I got'minor corrections', which was basically … Continue reading The turn of the season, and a move away from archaeology
The process of submitting your thesis in hard copy for the viva exam is often not particularly high on the list of worries towards the end of the write-up. If you're pushed for time, you're likely more concerned about finishing and polishing the conclusion, or receiving those last-minute comments and corrections from supervisors. However, the … Continue reading Tips for submitting the thesis
A quick update from me: I'm pleased to say I've submitted my thesis! My viva isn't until June, so until then I shall hopefully be catching up with the myriad of things that have been neglected since write-up took over my life. That should mean more time to post here (and get round to updating … Continue reading Phew! The thesis is done!
I currently have a call for papers out for a session at EAA in Glasgow, 2nd-5th September 2015. The session is co-authored between the lead author Vana Orfanou (UCL), Tom Birch (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main) and myself (UCL), and is open until 16th February 2015, session ID SA23 in the Science and Archaeology theme. The session … Continue reading Call for Papers: EAA Session ‘Social context of metallurgy’
Following on from the quick post on my thoughts last week, I've put together a Storify archive of the tweets from The Connected Past 2014 network and complexity science meeting with a little commentary included. I enjoyed the conference and found it very inspiring, so I'm happy to collate some of the tweets which hopefully … Continue reading Tweets from The Connected Past 2014
This week I spent Monday and Tuesday at the Connected Pasts workshop and meeting in London, learning about network and complexity science and its application to archaeology and the past. The two days consisted of a three hour workshop introducing and exploring one of a number software packages which can be used to analyse networks … Continue reading Thoughts from Connected Pasts 2014 workshop and meeting
Last month I finished the last major chapter of my PhD. Last year work was slow for a number of personal reasons which made me very, very glad I switched to part-time. This situation also meant I presented at and attended few conferences, which looking back on was a real shame. I really enjoy academic … Continue reading Upcoming Conference, Connected Pasts London 2014
Once again things have been quiet here during the end of 2013 as I've been working on supporting colleagues in Oxford who are producing the 8th edition of the UK Experimental Archaeology Conference. I think it went very well, with the organisers Christophe Snoeck & Chelsea Budd doing a great job and Merton College providing … Continue reading 8th Experimental Archaeology Conference, 2014