Engaged Scholarship with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum

On this episode, hosts Emily Long and Kirsten Lopez chat with Dr. Alex D. Ketchum about her upcoming book 'Engage in Public Scholarship: A Guidebook on Feminist and Accessible Communication.' The book provides not only a call to action, but also real solutions and examples on how to conduct public scholarship through a variety of... Continue Reading →

The History and Archaeology of Thanksgiving

On this episode, Chelsi, Kirsten, and Emily chat about the history and archaeology of the Thanksgiving holiday. What was the original harvest celebration all about? Were the Pilgrims an absolute bummer? What are our misconceptions about this holiday? What can archaeology tell us about the relationship between the Pilgrims and indigenous communities? The hosts also... Continue Reading →

UK Archaeology Has a Problem

By Chelsi Slotten As I’m sure many of you have heard by now, UK archaeology has a problem. Departments at Sheffield, and Chester are under threat of closing and the government wants less “red tape” around construction projects. This is code for removing archaeology requirements before digging. These are alarming trends. Furthermore, major projects are... Continue Reading →

WHA– 5 Years Already?!

By Chelsi Slotten  I’ll be honest, I’m a little amazed that I'm writing about our 5 year anniversary.  How has it been 5 years?! When we started the podcast and blog back in 2016 there was no plan for how long it would continue.  We simply saw an issue with representation in archaeology podcasts and... Continue Reading →

A Word From the WIA on the Capitol Attack

Living through historical moments is not always an enviable position to be in.  We have seen dramatic and chilling events take place throughout 2020 that will have lasting effects on the American people and culture.  The seditious behavior perpetrated by Trump supporters during the January 6th capitol attack, is no exception.  The Women of Archaeology... Continue Reading →

Should All History Be Saved? -Repost

Welcome to our flashback to late 2017. the Women in Archaeology speak with Cheryl Fogle-Hatch about one hot topic: What and who's history gets to be preserved, and how? How does preserved history get interpreted today and for the future? What lessons are we learning from monuments standing today? Listen to diverse opinions on the... Continue Reading →

Ai Weiwei and Heritage Destruction

Revisiting an old conversation: Ai Weiwei Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, Art, and Historic Preservation "The action imposed upon the Antique Han pot represents the destruction of conventional or established values, creating a work that is in turn both iconoclastic and regenerative, wile also recognizing that the significance of a cultural object is always subject... Continue Reading →

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