New blogpost for the EAMENA project

The second part of my blogpost series on designing a pop-up exhibition has recently been posted to the EAMENA website. In it I write about selecting images and writing accessible text for successful engagement with non-specialist audiences. Incidentally, the Egypt exhibition is currently at the Biblotheca Alexandrina (until 27th Feb 2019). Photographs courtesy of the…

Sprout: What coaching is (and what it isn’t)

A little while ago I mentioned I was planning on starting a coaching offer for final year PhD students and early career researchers (ECRs). It’s become increasingly clear to me that there is a real need for genuinely affordable advice and support. And, as a one-time PhD student, ECR and now precarious academic, I understand…

New job!

I am delighted to be able to write that I have been appointed as an Associate Tutor at the University of Warwick, based within the Centre for Cultural and Media Policy Studies. I will be leading the MA module, ‘Museums and Heritage: Policy and Practice’ starting next week. An exciting new challenge for 2019! Photo…

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…

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…

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…