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
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
I’m currently at the 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry in Leuven, Belgium, where I have a poster to present. I’ll be writing a proper conference review when I return, but in the mean time I’ll be making informal collections of the tweets and discussing the conference here on a daily basis. There are also collections… Continue reading ISA 2012 Leuven (Day 3 – Biomaterials and Bioarchaeology)
For anyone who's interested in the study of ancient and indeed industrial metal working and production, can I recommend the lovely Historical Metallurgy Society? I am obviously a little biased in this respect as I am involved with the Society, but that's because; a) the work they help to publish and coordinate is really interesting,… Continue reading Historical Metallurgy Society
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?
Well it's been a busy couple of days here! Things have been a little stressful with the analysis of the Crosby Garret Roman cavalry parade/sports helmet. Not allowed to say much about that unfortunately, but will hopefully update at some point in the distant future after the sale and everything has settled down. The analysis… Continue reading To Huttenberg, and beyond!
Last week I volunteered at the Historical Metallurgy Society's Accidental and Experimental Archaeology Conference. The meeting was organised by David Dungworth of English Heritage, and Roger Doonan of Sheffield University, and took place at West Dean College, near Chichester. A number of UCL students arrived on Tuesday to help with the set-up for the conference,… Continue reading HMS Accidental and Experimental Archaeology Conference
So it turns out that I am now sort of, kind of, published-ish! Okay, so it's just a short review of the ESF funded Iron in Europe workshop I helped out at, and it's only the Historical Metallurgy's Newsletter which isn't peer-reviewed, but it's still rather cool. Of course, I haven't actually seen it, because… Continue reading Sort of published!
As I mentioned previously, I'm organising the one-day, current work in metallurgy conference for the Historical Metallugy Society. We're holding it at UCL, on Wednesday 10th November. This is rather exciting, and we're hoping to get lots of interesting people to speak. I'd particularly like to get a few people from outside academia to come… Continue reading HMS Research in Progress 2010!
In a surprising burst of motivation and enthusiasm I offered to organise the Historical Metallurgy Society's Research in Progress meeting for 2010 with a colleague of mine. I have spent the whole of today watching hawk-like over my email as I have sent numerous letters back and forth, but I have successfully settled on a… Continue reading HMS Research in Progress meeting 2010