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 &…

New MOOC: Discovering your PhD Potential

Just before Christmas, I was appointed as a College Tutor in the College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities at the University of Leicester. The bulk of the role is supporting postgraduate researchers (aka PhD students) with English-language skills. However, I am also helping to moderate a Futurelearn and University of Leicester MOOC, Discovering your…

Save Garden Street Island!

A quick post in the eye of the storm between lectures and seminars (more about that later), to urge my readers (assuming I have any readers!) to consider signing this petition calling for the preservation of Garden Street Island, which is currently under threat of demolition for the second time in three years. Garden Street…

Heritage: A Museum Studies Approach

The manuscript is nearly finished and close to submission, and we have a publication date for Heritage: A Museum Studies Approach; the new Leicester Reader in Museum Studies co-edited by Sheila Watson, Katy Bunning and myself. It should, according to the Routledge website, be available from 30 Jan 2018. More details on the Routledge website (note…

“Fall seven times, stand up eight.” –Japanese proverb

So I find myself job searching, once again. It’s slightly embarrassing to admit.  After 14 months (six months freelance, eight months full-time), I’ve been made redundant. I really thought the whole ‘heritage consultancy’ thing was going to work out. I thought it was the solution to my precarious post-PhD situation. It wasn’t. Still, I now have…

Archaeology of Wadi Draa

A quick post about a project I was involved in around this time last year. I was asked by Prof David Mattingley and Dr Martin Sterry of the School of Archaeology & Ancient History at the University of Leicester, to help put together a series of exhibition panels about the archaeology of Wadi Draa in…

Ch ch ch ch changes…

In the last month, three big things have happened: I am now employed on a full-time permanent basis by Tricolor. I am working on behalf of Tricolor at Sutton Hoo (that’s one childhood dream ticked off!). Because of the new job and changed circumstances, I’ve had to ditch the teaching course – but not before…