Beyond the Blog: Using Social Media to Enhance Conversation

Beyond the Blog: Using Social Media to Enhance Conversation

Posted by on Mar 21, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

This spring, I will be taking part in a session at Society for American Archaeology Conference entitled “Blogging Archaeology”. In anticipation, there are a series of questions being asked by the session organizer, Colleen Morgan (@clmorgan), on her blog, Middle Savagery, regarding archaeology and blogging, to be answered by archaeology bloggers. Each week for the […]

The Daily, FlipBoard, and Zite: How Information Consumption is Changing

The Daily, FlipBoard, and Zite: How Information Consumption is Changing

There has been a lot of talk over the past year about how the emergence of tablets and e-readers were going to change the way print media is produced, delivered, and is consumed. One of the exciting things about getting an iPad over the holiday was being able to take the types of things I […]

Some Dirt Blog Maintenance

Some Dirt Blog Maintenance

Posted by on Mar 14, 2011 in Dirt, Uncategorized | No Comments

I just wanted to update you all on a couple of things happening behind the scenes here at the blog. I have started taking a deeper interest in who is actually reading this blog (if anyone), and, more importantly, what content is getting read the most. So, I’ve started doing two things I should have […]

“They Pick You”: Maintaining Integrity while Blogging Archaeology

“They Pick You”: Maintaining Integrity while Blogging Archaeology

Posted by on Mar 10, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 6 Comments

This spring, I will be taking part in a session at Society for American Archaeology Conference entitled “Blogging Archaeology”. In anticipation, there are a series of questions being asked by the session organizer, Colleen Morgan (@clmorgan), on her blog, Middle Savagery, regarding archaeology and blogging, to be answered by archaeology bloggers. Each week for the next four […]

Tuesday Tool: Back. It. Up.

Tuesday Tool: Back. It. Up.

When I was in sixth grade, my Dad was my baseball coach, and he gave me the responsibility of entering all of the statistics from each game into a spreadsheet he taught me how to make and use. Anyone who plays baseball knows that this is an important job, as stats are really the most […]

What can Blogging do for Archaeology?

What can Blogging do for Archaeology?

Posted by on Mar 2, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 6 Comments

This spring, I will be taking part in a session at Society for American Archaeology Conference entitled “Blogging Archaeology”. In anticipation, there are a series of questions being asked by the session organizer, Colleen Morgan (@clmorgan), on her blog, Middle Savagery, regarding archaeology and blogging, to be answered by archaeology bloggers. Each week for the next […]

Tuesday Tool: Doodle your Meetings

Tuesday Tool: Doodle your Meetings

Lately, I have been getting a lot of questions about the different tools I use to “beat graduate school”. So, I thought I’d take every (or every other, or every-whenever-I-have-time) Tuesday to share them with you all, and talk about them in a grad-student centric way. While mostly they will be software apps or computer […]

Thursday Thought: An E-Mail Wake Up

Thursday Thought: An E-Mail Wake Up

Posted by on Jan 20, 2011 in Dirt, Leadership and Management | 11 Comments

I consider myself to be a pretty honest and considerate person, who takes my professional life and the presentation of my professional self fairly seriously. True, I could probably wear nicer clothes to work, and yes, my beard is not always expertly trimmed (it grows fast). But I do my best to make sure I […]

THATCamp VA Round-Up

THATCamp VA Round-Up

Posted by on Jan 16, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

In December, I had the privilege to attend the Virginia THATCamp at the University of Virginia Scholar’s Lab in Charlottesville. I was blessed with a wonderful fellowship from THATCamp, which covered my travel expenses, and was very excited for the chance to spend a weekend talking and learning about the Digital Humanities, in particular the […]

#SHA2011: Historical Archaeology at the Social Media Crossroads

#SHA2011: Historical Archaeology at the Social Media Crossroads

Posted by on Jan 10, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 6 Comments

It is rare that a conference appears to be completely flawless in every way, but by all accounts, the annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology this weekend was just that. Personally, it was a productive weekend of workshops, sessions, networking, and bar hopping. I wanted to take the time to address one of the things that really […]