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,…

Back to Goddard: a pop-up exhibition at 31 Granby Street

The architect Joseph Goddard (1840-1900), designed many of Leicester’s Victorian landmarks, including the Clock Tower (incidentally celebrating it’s 150th anniversary this year), but arguably his masterpiece was the Gothic-revival Midland Bank (latterly HSBC and originally built on behalf of the Leicestershire Bank) on Granby Street; a Grade II* listed building constructed between 1872-74. The building…

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…