Blogging Archaeology: The Next Step

Blogging Archaeology: The Next Step

Posted by on Mar 26, 2011 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | 4 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 […]

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 […]

“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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Visiting the Brome Quarter: A Trip Back in Time

Visiting the Brome Quarter: A Trip Back in Time

Posted by on Nov 30, 2010 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

This afternoon, I had the chance to head over to the location of the duplex quarter that I am studying for my dissertation. Located behind the Brome-Howard Inn in St. Mary’s City, Maryland, the duplex is approaching a state of neglect. Since it was moved from its original location in 1994, it has been used […]

Elevating Public Engagement

Elevating Public Engagement

Posted by on Nov 14, 2010 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | One Comment

Let’s talk about elevators. As far as I’m concerned, these are cabins of solitude that simultaneously save you time, but cost you time. In some cases, they are unavoidable: no one should ever have to walk up 50 flights of stairs. In other cases, they provide an easy detour up a couple flights, when walking […]

Guest Post for Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at MSU

Guest Post for Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative at MSU

Posted by on Nov 11, 2010 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

I was asked by Professor of Anthropology and the Assistant Director of MATRIX Ethan Watrall (@Captain_Primate) to write a blog post for his new program at MSU, the Cultural Heritage Informatics Initiative. Professor Watrall, an archaeologist by training, is a recent addition to the Department of Anthropology, and has been able to develop this program […]

FaceTime for Mac, and Archaeology

FaceTime for Mac, and Archaeology

Posted by on Oct 20, 2010 in Dirt, Research and Engagement | No Comments

Today, Steve Jobs made a lot of announcements about new Mac PC advancements. One, in particular, may have a significant impact on how we conduct public archaeology. As I’ve written before, I think that the iPhone and iPod Touch (and other smartphones) and digital social media will continue to have a dramatic impact on how […]