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National Park Service – African Burial Ground

Among all the history that occupies lower Manhattan, including Wall Street, Trinity Church, and the 9/11 Memorial, only one site has been designated as a National Monument: the African Burial Ground. 1,162 more words



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On the definition of ‘Conservator’ and public perception

I am a conservator. A vague statement, I know. As a vocation, conservation remains poorly defined, at least to those who do not find themselves within it. 2,271 more words

The first week at Cardiff University

As of Wednesday the 25th of September, I will have been at Cardiff University for an entire week. Time flies when you’re drinking VK’s, wandering from house to house for predrinks, wondering if you should probably go to the gym and having hangovers from hell. 2,250 more words


Notes from Maynooth

A few people have asked me to comment a little bit on difference between Higher Education Institutes in the United Kingdom and here in Ireland from the point of view of teaching and learning. 1,099 more words


Queer Archaeology: an unapologetic history

During the weekend beginning on the 24th of August, Cardiff will be hosting its 19th annual Pride festivities. In this period of queer goings-on, it seemed like a good opportunity to highlight the contribution made by archaeologists who sought to include subaltern voices within their analyses of the past. 1,202 more words


Long and Short Goodbyes

This morning I discovered that my email account at Cardiff University has been disabled. Obviously the IT Services folk there don’t hang about when somebody leaves! 335 more words