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?
On Friday 29th I took part in the Day of Archaeology - a large project with 400 archaeologists blogging about what they get up to in their day. You can find my post here. I was really pleased to be involved, as the aims of the project are admirable - to create a way for … Continue reading Day of Archaeology 2011
Context Being a Teaching Assistant has led to a few realisations in the last few months. One particularly noteworthy point occurred last week. A colleague and I were covering a two hour lecture in the Introduction to Roman archaeology course for first year undergraduates. The course itself is core for the Classical Archaeology students, and … Continue reading TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture
I just watched the Christie's auction online. I thought things were going well when lots of the items failed to sell, or went for the lowest estimate. Unfortunately that didn't happen to the Crosby Garrett Roman cavalry helmet that I analysed a couple of weeks ago. In the end it went for a round £2,000,000. … Continue reading Crosby Garrett helmet goes for £2,000,000
I received an email a while back and completely forgot to mention this: Schlanger, N., and Aitchison, K. (eds) (2010), Archaeology and the Global Economic Crisis. Tervuren: Culture Lab Éditions. http://ace-archaeology.eu/fichiers/25Archaeology-and-the-crisis.pdf Note, i.a., chapters 4 (by Kenneth Aitchison, with annex 1 at end of volume) and 5 (by Anthony Sinclair) on the prospects for archaeology … Continue reading Archaeology in Crisis?
Anyone into digital archaeology or blogging archaeology and anthropology will have noticed the wave of dislike and irritation that has been spreading through the online communities as a result of the American Anthropologist Journal article on 'Blogging Anthropology: Savage Minds, Zero Anthropology and AAA blogs'. (That's an open link to the PDF - don't know … Continue reading What are these blog thingies? A response to ‘Blogging Anthropology…’
So for those of you who were wondering what had happened to the Heritage Protect Bill, I can happily say that it is still getting support in the Common. However, the support does seem to be a lot of very cross old men using it to have a go at the Secretary for Culture, Media … Continue reading Heritage Protection Bill – update
Well, the credit-crunch has taken its toll and the Queen's Speech (December 3rd) was full of socio-economic matters. As rumours in the previous two weeks had suggested, the Heritage Protection Bill paid the price. The Heritage Protection Bill (HPB) is intended to set out "the legislative framework for a unified and simpler heritage protection system … Continue reading Heritage Protect Bill Delayed