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There is a Crises in UK Academic Archaeology BUT it’s not the one you think

February 20, 2013

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All of yesterday and now most of today I have seen this Guardian article making the rounds on social media sites, forums, etc.- Will the study of archaeology soon become a thing of the past? It was written by a historian,  Michael Braddick who also happens to be the pro-vice-chancellor for the faculty of arts […]

Jobs in British Archaeology 2008-2011

January 4, 2012

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An article of mine was recently published in The Archaeologists, which is open access but with a 1 year rolling wall were you have to be a member of the IfA to see it. The reason I published there was because it was open access but one year is a long time to wait for […]

The Flow of Ideas

November 30, 2011

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The other day I mused about how certain universities dominate where academics get their degrees from and how this might influence the spread of ideas. Taking this a bit further I looked at the distribution of academics, in the UK, by decade to see if there were trends over time. Again, using the distribution of […]

Where do Professors Come From?

November 28, 2011

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In my last few posts I have looked at how long it takes between a PhD and an Academic Job both overall and by decade. As part of that same dataset I also collected information on where academic archaeologists got their degrees from. This happened to be a lot easier to obtain then details on […]

Not Your Fathers Archaeology- Time between PhD and Archaeology Academic Jobs.

November 25, 2011

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A few days ago I wrote about the average time it took academics in the UK between receiving their PhD and getting an permanent academic job, 4.32 yrs,  but that was an over all average and not broken down by any other factors. I have since looked at these numbers by the decade in which […]

How Long Between a PhD and Academic Archaeology Job?

November 23, 2011

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How Long Between when one gets a PhD and when one obtains an academic job in archaeology? Lots of people ask that question so I set out to find the answer, at least for UK based archaeologists. As part of looking at the number of staff positions post I also noted down years staff obtained […]

Show Me the Money- Funding Sources for a Archaeology PhD in the UK

October 5, 2011

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Thinking about getting a archaeology PhD in the UK? Wondering how you are going to pay for it? I can’t answer that for you but here is a break down of how other PhD students funded their studies