In less than a month I’m traveling to Kyoto to take part in the Eighth World Archaeological Congress. It’s a conference that meets every four years, and covers archaeological topics of all periods and places. I’ll be giving a paper on gendered representations of archaeologists in video-games, chairing a session on archaeological representation in media, and presenting a poster on the ethical code for archaeogaming that I’m creating as part of my dissertation research.
The code is still quite rough, I’m presenting it as a draft format, with the hope of getting feedback on direction and viability. This should be translated, through the filter of a first year PhD student as, “I’m terrified that my work will be torn apart but also terrified that someone will do this work before me, and better, and more publicly.”