March 4 Women was awesome! Why can’t more protests be like this?

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?

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TA’s thoughts: teaching ‘gender’ in Roman culture

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

Archaeology in Crisis?

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?

What are these blog thingies? A response to ‘Blogging Anthropology…’

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…’