Browsing All posts tagged under »History«

Time and Transitions: The Hybridization Threshold

January 1, 2020


Happy new year. Here is a session we filmed at TAG that you might enjoy: Session Info Periods of transition are recognizable archaeologically for their jarring nature. These periods offer unique insights into conceptions of culture and community as individual and group identities respond and adapt. Particularly interesting are those transitions that occur through contact […]

Histories for Prehistory: Narrative, Scale and the Particular

December 25, 2019


Merry Christmas. My gift to you is another session from the TAG conference that we videoed: Session Info Formal chronological modelling of radiocarbon dates in a Bayesian statistical framework has produced a series of much more precise chronologies for prehistory, as seen for instance in Gathering Time, the ERC-funded The Times of Their Lives (2012–17), […]

Foreshore Forum 2018 – Part 2

December 4, 2019


The second half of the videos from the Foreshore Forum: Archaeology and Performance at Bankside’s First Tudor Playhouse The Colne Valley in Prehistory When the Facts Change: Finding Officers’ Households at Roman Forts Archaeological Evidence for Change in Tidal Levels on the Thames, an Update The Golden Age of Thames Antiquarians […]

Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference 2017: Part 5

September 25, 2019


The last of the big Scotland’s Community Heritage Conference videos: Nungate memories: the pleasures of oral recording The importance of memory in the park context Walking Tours on Wheels, Paisley Rejuvenating the West Boathouse Inspiring landscapes: the life and times of Muirhead Bone Personal reflections on community heritage in Scotland: […]

Transnational perspectives on the legacy of ancient pasts in contemporary Europe

September 20, 2019


Some light viewing for your weekend… A session we filmed at EAA: This session aims to bring together researchers involved in interdisciplinary studies examining the contemporary heritages of Iron Age, Roman and Early Medieval pasts in Europe. It will present and discuss the regional variability of the methodological approaches that have been adopted and the […]

Pathways to Power in Iron Age/Early Medieval Northern Europe

October 23, 2015


From the EAA conference in Glasgow here are some more presentations we managed to film: Session Abstract: Dr.Gordon Noble, University of Aberdeen. Dr.John Ljungkvist, Dep. of Archaeology and Ancient History, Uppsala University. Dr.Álvaro Carvajal Castro, UCD School of Archaeology. Dr.Patrick Gleeson, National University of Ireland Galway. Dr.Jan Henrik Fallgren, University of Aberdeen The first millennium- […]

Around the Archaeology Blog-o-sphere Digest #10

November 23, 2014


I have missed the last few weeks of this round-up but now I am back. Here is my weekly list of blog posts from Archaeology blogs/ blogs that focus on Archaeology. Purpose I am highlighting some of the other archeo-blogs out there by collecting all their posts from the previous week . Hopefully, you find some […]

Is It Open Access If No One Can Find It? The loss of 100,000+ Archaeology & History Articles

November 7, 2013


Here is a question for you, if I put something up on the internet for free but no one can find it have I actually done anything? A little background story to how I came to this question. Over the last couple of weeks I have been running some analysis for the Society of Antiquaries […]

Devastation in 2 Pictures

May 5, 2013


This is not a long post, just a link and this sentence- “The two images below show the same archaeological site, the ancient city of Apamea, in Syria, firstly as captured by Google Earth on 20th July 2011, and then on 4th April 2012.”

The State of Archaeology and TV

January 8, 2013


Archaeologist for Hire posted a really great review of the current state of TV and Archaeology last week, if you have a chance check it out.  Some highlights: It is a universal truth that the state of historically-themed nonfiction television shows is truly abysmal. Perhaps at an all-time low? Depending on the day I’d probably […]

digipubarch Conference Video- Not All Archaeology is Equal

November 13, 2012


Another great second day presentation about the barriers to digital engagement: Abstract: Not All Archaeology is Equal Barriers to Participation in Archaeology Online Within Public Archaeology in the UK, there has been a critical cultural shift towards awareness of the benefit of public engagement through the Internet. Recent developments have seen these media used for contributions […]

Archaeology/Archaeology Related Blogs to Read XIX

October 12, 2012


Back after a little break is a new round of Archaeology/Archaeology related blogs to read. The full list of all (not all but quite a few) archaeo blogs can be found here. First up, is a great blog that I just found out about last week- MEMSAP: Dispatches from the Field: On the ground with […]

New Publication- Breaking New Ground: how archaeology works

April 18, 2012


full disclosure- Kenneth Aitchison is a friend and will be employing me for the profiling the profession project that we will be undertaking soon. That aside I would recommend his new book “Breaking New Ground: how archaeology works“. This book, available on Kindle, is a contemporary history of the last twenty years of professional archaeological […]

The Thursday Throwdown of Archaeology Blogs to Read

April 12, 2012


Here is your mission, should you choose to accept it- Take a look at these five great archaeology blogs. These blogs will be joining my list of great archaeology blogs that I follow and think other people might find fascinating as well. After you take a look leave a comment letting me know which ones […]

Google Map Your Road Trip Like A Roman

March 14, 2012


Dan at Archaeopop has just put up a great post on a new map website Omnes Viae which allows one to plot routes along the old Roman roads. You can read Dan’s review – You can see the actual website here- It is pretty amazing! The website even has 2000 Geo-located Roman towns […]

“When you are caught up in the throes of academia, in historical debate and analysis, you sometimes lose touch with that essential part of history; it’s the part that makes it beautiful and interesting.”

November 26, 2011



March 23, 2011


History Teachers are an amazing duo from Hawaii who are history teachers (surprise surprise). If you read through the comments, that get left on their YouTube Channel, you’ll see that many students find this a great way to learn. This doesn’t surprise me in the least bit, in high school most of my friends knew […]