Coming soon! Coaching for final year PhDs and ECRs

As some of you may know, I am developing a coaching business aimed at final year PhD students and early career researchers. If you identify with either of these groups, I would be super grateful if you wouldn’t mind spending a few moments filling in my pre-launch survey. It won’t take more than a couple…

The EAMENA exhibition project – progress

The exhibition project that I’ve been working on since the beginning of July has reached an exciting phase – our first set of banners were printed this week and should, at the time of writing (Friday morning), be on their way to Egypt ready to go on show and, hopefully, inspire local people to engage…

Just published: A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage

I am delighted to announce that A Museum Studies Approach to Heritage, the latest in the Leicester Readers series published by Routledge, is now available to buy. Co-edited by myself, Sheila Watson and Katy Bunning, the book draws on existing work and brand new chapters written by academics from across the world. Here’s the blurb from…

Revolutionary nian hua at the British Library: new paper

A short article I’ve written about the British Library’s collection of revolutionary nian hua (‘New Years prints’) has recently been published – in Chinese translation – in the latest issue of the Nianhua Journal of the Feng Jicai Institute (p. 27). The paper is based on a blog post I wrote during my BICC Postdoctoral…

More about EAMENA

I recently co-wrote a blogpost for the EAMENA website with my colleagues Drs Sayantani Neogi and Julia Nikolaus. The blog post introduces the exhibition project, it’s aims and objectives. To read it, click the link below … The Cultural Protection Fund Pop-up Exhibition: the excitement of beginning the task

New job!

Today I started a new job in the School of Archaeology and Ancient History at the University of Leicester. For the next six months, I will be a Research Associate on the EAMENA project (‘Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa’) (see below), developing and designing pop-up exhibitions to travel seven different countries…

Symposium: Art Markets and the Future of Museum Collecting – 15th June 2018

A quick heads up about a forthcoming symposium at Loughborough University organised by the Museums, Markets and Critical Heritage Research Group. Here’s the programme: 9.00–9.30 Registration and Coffee 9.30–9.45 Introduction, Kathryn Brown (Loughborough University) 9.45–10.15 The Art Museum of the Future – A Dystopia?, Julia Voss (Leuphana University, Lüneburg) 10.15–10.45 Artistic Freedom in a Complex…

Shut Up & Write! New for Leicester

Inspired by posts on #WIASN (if you’re a woman in academia, you *must* join #WIASN – look them up on Facebook) and fully aware that I struggle to write without any external motivation, I’ve decided to set up a regular Shut Up & Write! session in Leicester (if you don’t know what Shut Up &…

A new way (to me) of note-taking

I have long struggled to keep on top of research notes. I have bags and boxes full of comprehensive, very detailed and hand-written notes from my PhD still hanging round my flat, which I still can’t face looking at, let alone deal with – sorting, rationalising, organising, etc. I have tried various methods for note-taking,…