WAC-8 Poster

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 […]

Boom Goes the Tailbone

And suddenly, with a thud down the stairs* and a rush of cold Yorkshire air, it’s June, and I’m onto another section of my dissertation. While I’m still working on my literature review, and will be on and off until September, it’s no longer the primary focus of my days. I’ve moved into working on […]

Having a Sense of Humor

First, the Interactive Pasts Conference, put on by the Value Project at Leiden University, was fantastic. It deserves a serious recap, which I intend to give. That’s not what this post is though. This post is silly pictures of me. During the conference, the following photograph of me was taken while I was giving my talk […]

Conference Life

Having survived my first Thesis Advisory Panel, and largely settled into a routine in York, I’m now preparing to leave again for a few weeks to fulfill conference obligations I set up months ago, in what feels like another life. Conferences are one of those aspects of academia that I wish I’d had more explanation on […]

There’s so much pink in WoW…

I want to like World of Warcraft, but I… really don’t. I’m trying to figure out what that says about me, as it’s just about the most popular video game ever, and arguably is the most mass market Massive Multiplayer Online game ever. I like video games. I like MMOs. Why don’t I like World […]

Making an #archaeogaming list

As mentioned in a previous post, I’m reconsidering how many games I’m going to use in my dissertation research. I’ve found, since I’ve had all the time since my program acceptance in May to kick ideas around more, that I can move faster than originally anticipated with play + write-up. The sticking point is still the […]

Time, and what to do with it.

I’m struggling with nailing down which games to include as case studies in my dissertation, and which to set aside as smaller analytical works. Right now, my proposed schedule gives me three month-long periods in which to do casework/fieldwork, but I’m looking at some aspects of my timeline and thinking that I can adjust. In […]

I’m the luckiest girl in the world.

In April of 2015 I was accepted to study for a PhD at the University of York. I’ll be moving at the end of the year and will begin my time in York in January. Because some people like seeing these things, and because it might prove helpful to someone else, I’ve pasted my research […]